Accounting Assistant 2 – Amendment

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Accounting Assistant 2 – Amendment

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date December 12, 2016
Type Full Time
Company City of Toronto
Salary $35.34 - $38.71 - Per Hour
Location Toronto, ON
Category Accounting / Finance
Client City of Toronto
Contact Information
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Job Classification Title ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT 2
Job ID # 2252359 X
Division Social Development, Finance & Admin
Section Financial Management
Work Location METRO HALL, 55 JOHN ST
Job Stream Accounting/Finance
Job Type Permanent, Full-Time
Salary/Rate $35.34 – $38.71 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information N/A
Affiliation L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open 2
Posting Date 12-Dec-2016
Closing Date 16-Dec-2016

Job Description

AMENDMENT – Change to the number of vacancies

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs accounting duties such as reviewing, researching, analyzing and reconciling ledger accounts, bank accounts, setting up and maintaining expenditures and revenue working papers, spreadsheets and reconciliation to general ledger
  • Prepares financial statements and statistical data reports, i.e. departmental capital and current projects
  • Reviews, analyzes and reconciles encumbrances, budget variance reports and cost detail records related to departmental capital and current projects
  • Reconciles and monitors capital/current projects and recoveries
  • Maintains a Cost Control System including subsidiary records relating to departmental capital and current projects
  • Prepares monthly departmental financial statements and other financial information for Divisions, Provincial and Federal Governments
  • Prepares and calculates subsidy claims, ad hoc financial and statistical reports to the Provincial and Federal Government
  • Performs and maintains accounts receivable functions including bank deposits and reconciliation, preparing, reviewing, posting and reconciling journals entries
  • Performs calculations in order to process period end accruals for expenditures
  • Support all related Ontario Works activities, including telephone inquiries from Toronto Employment and Social Services offices and cashing institutions to facilitate Ontario Works clients in cashing their cheques
  • Prepares working papers and processes period end and year-end closing entries
  • Reviews financial system reports and takes action as required
  • Analyzes and reconciles account balances. Prepares, reviews, and posts journal entries
  • Reviews General Ledger expenditure and revenue accounts, processes reclassification and reallocation adjustments, and reconciles expenditures
  • Prepares statements for reporting to management and divisions
  • Analyzes monthly budget variances
  • Provides assistance on accounting and financial related matters to the divisions as requested
  • Provides financial analysis, claims and other information to the divisions
  • Creates/executes ad hoc financial system reports for analysis purposes
  • Liaises with Finance Department for processing vouchers, retrieving documents and dealing with other accounting related issues
  • Assists on projects and assignments
  • Monitors Provincial statutes and regulations, City by-laws and/or Council direction, and agreements for any changes
  • Coordinates data with the City, Provincial and Federal Auditors
  • Provides work direction, training, advice and guidance to Accounting Assistant 3 and/or Clerical staff
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job functions such as accounting, finance or business administration, enrollment in the Chartered Professional Accountants Program (CPA) or the equivalent combination of education and/or related experience in the accounting field.
  2. Considerable experience using SAP financial system or equivalent financial systems.
  3. Considerable experience in the analysis and reconciliation of ledger accounts and financial statement preparation.
  4. Extensive experience in the analysis, investigation and processes of banking related activities, and bank reconciliations.
  5. Experience providing effective work direction and training to staff in an accounting environment.

You must also have:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and Access.
  • Advanced knowledge of current accounting procedures and techniques pertaining to the function, with a strong working knowledge of SAP financial system.
  • Ability to prepare detailed correspondence, memoranda, summaries, financial statements, and documentation requiring the interpretation and application of a wide range of administrative accounting practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and the public.
  • Ability to perform complex detailed computation and calculations.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage work independently with minimal supervision and co-operatively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work overtime as required to meet deadlines.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.

To avoid any delays in the recruitment process, if you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, you must provide your accommodation needs in advance. You may also be required to submit adequate medical/other documentation to Human Resources to support your request for accommodation.


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