Division Head – Accounting and Treasury

Competition #: 1082-2023A
Salary scale: 6 ($ 95 591 - $ 119 488)
Deadline: 25 August, 2023

Purpose of position

Reporting to the Assistant Director - Finance, the incumbent is responsible for the accounting and management of the City's and Hydro Westmount's financial data, cash management and accounts payable. He/She participates in the preparation of operating budgets and the three-year capital expenditure program (PTI), in fiscal and budgetary research and analysis, in the development of programs and analytical tools, and in the preparation and updating of financial reports for the various funds managed by the department. He/She is also responsible for the purchase of short-term investments and the reinvestment of any excess liquidity and debt. He/She also works closely with the external auditors, proposing an action plan for the implementation of approved changes


  • Hold a Bachelor's degree appropriate to the position, such as: accounting, financial management, administration;
  • Hold the professional title of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), an asset.


  • Have a minimum of five (5) years' experience, including at least two (2) years in team management or coordination, enabling the incumbent to familiarize himself/herself with the responsibilities of the position.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates the entire cycle of disbursements for the City and Hydro Westmount, including reimbursements of all kinds (taxation, sports and leisure activities, holdbacks, requisitions for payment, etc.);
  2. Ensures complete management of accounts payable, including payment of invoices, issuance of cheques, electronic transfers to suppliers, etc;
  3. Ensures effective and efficient management of the City’s and Hydro Westmount’s treasury: monitors bank balances, makes transfers, manages investments and is responsible for bank reconciliations;
  4. Coordinates, and performs if necessary, monthly account analyses and makes any necessary adjustments;
  5. Produces monthly budget monitoring reports for internal purposes, both for operations and for the three-year capital expenditure program (PTI), analyzes variances, promptly takes appropriate corrective action and advises managers;
  6. Prepares statistics required by governments and other similar requests;
  7. Participates in the preparation of operating budgets and the three-year capital expenditure program (PTI), in accordance with the directives and recommendations of the City Council and the Directors;
  8. Participates in the preparation of all required budget documents for transmission to the various authorities, and, when required, prepares special budgets and analyses;
  9. Participates in year-end work with external auditors.

Job Profile

Essential Knowledge

  • computerized management systems;
  • accounting systems;
  • cash flow;
  • taxation and municipal accounting;
  • both spoken and written languages (French, English).

Abilities and Skill

  • manage personnel;
  • coordinate various files;
  • act as an expert consultant in his/her field of activity;
  • good judgment;
  • analytical and synthesizing skills;
  • interpersonal skills;
  • develop and draft work standards and procedures;
  • work as part of a team;
  • develop or adapt required work tools;
  • analytical and research skills;
  • communicate in both languages (French and English).

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