Financial Analyst 1 – Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC)

Financial Analyst 1

Finance and Technology – Financial Services

Competition
20/150                                                                                                   

Status
Auxiliary (6 month term)                                                                                         

Hours of Work
70 hours bi-weekly

Rate of Pay
$33.35 to $37.85 per hour (plus 14% in lieu of benefits)

Review of applications begins
4:00pm on November 6, 2020, but will remain open until filled

Summary
The Financial Analyst 1 assists with Enterprise Management System related financial work, year-end processes and the preparation of the annual financial statements and year-end working papers. Through their work, the Financial Analyst 1 helps ensure financial control and integrity of the CRD’s accounting processes.

The anticipated length of this term assignment is approximately 6 months.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares financial accounting entries including account allocations, bank reconciliations and general ledger account reconciliations and clearings.
  • Reviews, analyzes, verifies and reconciles equipment costs and equipment replacement funds.
  • Verifies and maintains accurate recording of the acquisition and disposal of fleet vehicles.
  • Assists with preparation of year-end working paper files, year-end financial statements and compiles documentation supporting closing balances.
  • Liaises with other Financial Services staff to coordinate and facilitate the resolution of issues and support the year end processes.
  • Reviews, verifies and reconciles financial data in preparation for the creation of the financial statements including resolving discrepancies as appropriate.
  • Works closely with CRD’s external auditors to ensure consistency and accuracy of reported financial results.
  • Assists in the preparation of Notes to the Financial Statements, supplementary and statistical information and provides supporting graphs and tables as required.
  • Assists in the preparation and production of the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Annual Report by reviewing draft copies for edits.
  • Ensures accurate processing to accounts in compliance with CRD policies and procedures and to ensure internal financial controls are maintained.
  • Creates, updates and maintains procedural documentation as required.
  • Ensures reporting follows established accounting standards, using judgement to identify potential issues for follow up as needed.
  • Assists with Enterprise Management System related work and upgrades including suggesting and testing possible solutions/improvements and testing integrity after program updates.
  • Assists with the creation of new master data in SAP as required.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • University degree in a related discipline such as Business or Accounting and/or enrolment in the CPA program with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Experience in completing accounting transactions in a computerized accounting environment including general ledger accounts and bank reconciliations.
  • Proficiency and experience with word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel), presentation (MS PowerPoint) software and SharePoint.
  • Exposure to CaseWare an asset.
  • Experience with an Enterprise Management System such as SAP.
  • Demonstrated ability in understanding and using accounting terminology and Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to follow detailed and precise instructions; work under pressure and to set and maintain priorities and meet deadlines; be flexible and work accurately with mathematical calculations; type accurately; and use advanced database and spreadsheet skills.
  • Ability to use independent judgment, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, problem solve, and perform tasks with a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and work well in a multi-disciplinary team.

Applications
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at www.crd.bc.ca under “Careers”.
                                                                                                                                                                                               
The CRD wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

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