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Accounting Coordinator I

Division or Department: Finance

Term: Permanent Full-Time

Core Function:

This position manages the accounts payable functions for the Finance Division.


  1. Hires, supervises, trains and evaluates performance of staff, in the assigned work unit.
  2. Oversees and ensures day to day integrity of corporate accounts payable financial systems, processes and policies, including reconciliations and maintenance.
  3. Provides expertise and support to required system changes such as the City’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project as a subject matter expert.  This includes leading the changes and process development for the City’s future ERP.
  4. Participates in the development and implementation of financial systems, for integration with various internal and external systems, ensuring integration with corporate systems, internal controls and technological enhancement standards are met.
  5. Ensures the accuracy and compliance of the information contained within the City’s annual Public Accounts document.
  6. Provides consultation and support to other corporate departments/divisions regarding corporate accounts payable policies.
  7. Analyzes and reconciles various general ledger accounts, bank reconciliations and corporate cash systems.
  8. Participates in staff training related to the implementation of financial systems and accounts payable policies and procedures.
  9. Assists Purchasing Division with policy and procedure reviews and general corporate compliance of civic policies and bylaws.
  10. Assists with the administration of corporate GST and PST tax systems and ensures compliance with existing federal and provincial tax acts.
  11. Assists with external audits, as required.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Degree in related discipline (Accounting, Finance, etc.).
  • Possession of a professional accounting designation; i.e. CPA
  • Four to six years progressively responsible related experience in accounts payable, financial and management analysis and reporting.


  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounts payable processes, including GST, PST and other applicable legislation.
  • Experience in an ERP system implementation or processing environment is considered an asset
  • Considerable knowledge of business process analysis and system design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare accounting and financial reports.
  • Ability to direct and support staff to achieve identified results.
  • Ability to provide leadership and empowerment to achieve results through others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff.
  • Ability to be accountable for personal performance and the performance of staff.
  • Ability to negotiate agreements through problem-solving, consensus, stakeholder involvement and dialogue.
  • Ability to express ideas and concepts effectively, orally and writing, including the ability to prepare and present oral and written reports of a specialized nature.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of Windows word-processing and spreadsheet software.

Salary: $74,851.20 to $87,723.84 per annum (2018 rates)

Closing Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Labour Group: SCMMA 222