Finance Clerk

Competition Number: 20014

Job Title: Finance Clerk

Department: Financial Services Department

Employment Type: Casual, on-call

Salary: $31.92/hour + 12.4% in lieu of vacation and benefits

Posted Date: February 14, 2020, 12:00 pm

Closing Date: March 8, 2020, 11:45 pm

Last Modified: March 26, 2020, 1:44 pm

Posting: Closed



The City of Courtenay is looking for a Casual "Finance Clerk". This casual on-call position plays an important role in supporting our Finance team during peak times such as property tax season (May and June) and throughout the year providing support as needed.

As an integral member of the Finance Team and reporting to the Financial Services Managers, the Finance Clerk position duties can include preparing utility and annual property and parcel tax levy billings; processing accounts payables and accounts receivables; performing general payroll support functions; Management systems, computer programs such as MS Word & Excel, Worktech and Diamond Great Plains.

Other Finance Clerk duties include general and specific bookkeeping and accounting tasks and maintaining various records as well as some reception, telephone switchboard, and cashier duties for City Hall.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • 2 year Business Diploma (preferably with an Accounting option) or completion of second year equivalency of CPA, CPA-CA, CPA-CGA, or CPA-CMA
  • Relevant accounting, bookkeeping and/or payroll related certificates or memberships would be an asset
  • Sound (3 years) experience in accounting and bookkeeping, supplemented with reception and cash handling experience
  • Thorough knowledge of various office equipment and office and financial computer software programs
  • Sound knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices including double entry bookkeeping and reconciliation of accounts and sub-ledgers
  • Sound knowledge of legislation and regulations governing general accounting practices
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, time management, and computer and keyboarding skills
  • Ability to accurately process and reconcile cash
  • Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team and independently
  • Ability to multi-task and cope effectively with deadlines
  • Criminal Records Check

This is a union position subject to the terms and conditions of the current collective agreement between the City and CUPE Local 556. The current hourly wage rate is $31.92. An additional 12.4% of gross wages are paid in lieu of vacation and statutory holiday pay, and benefits.

If you are interested in this challenging and exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking on the "Apply" button below.

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

 We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.


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