Reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting, this position is responsible for assisting in the overall financial management of the Unit’s banking portfolio through research, financial analysis, variance analysis/reporting, review of Divisional and corporate processes and procedures, enhancing and developing financial and internal controls, and special projects as assigned.
- Assists in the preparation and/or supervision of monthly bank reconciliations of the City’s bank accounts (approximately 40) which are the responsibility of Corporate Banking staff.
- Assists the Senior Financial Analyst in the follow-up of bank reconciliations prepared by other departments (approximately 31) and liaises with Divisions with respect to issue resolutions.
- Completes analysis of transactions and balances as required, oversees daily bank deposit preparation, monthly transfers between bank accounts and provides replacement cheques.
- Ensures internal controls are designed and maintained in accordance with City by-laws and policies.
- Creates appropriate policies and procedures for various banking transactions to ensure consistency in process and communicates and posts updates on the internal accounting website for availability to City Divisions.
- Assists Divisions in the follow-up of banking issues.
- Ensures that appropriate analysis and reconciliations are prepared on a timely basis and updated on a regular basis.
- Reviews and/or approves journal entries.
- Reviews financial system reports and initiates corrective action where required.
- Keeps abreast of relevant Provincial statutes and regulations, City by-laws and Council directions and agreements and initiates accounting action where appropriate.
- Makes recommendations for the establishment of cost elements and balance sheet accounts.
- Liaises with Divisional representatives, agencies and corporations to ensure entries for banking and receivable transactions are properly prepared and appropriately reflected in the financial system on a timely basis.
- Assists with the year-end preparation of financial statements and related working papers as well as reporting of financial transactions with City’s agencies and corporations.
- Supervises support staff, which may include scheduling staff and workloads, staff training and performance development and handling of day to day labour relations matters.
- Participates in various bank related initiatives including eCommerce and Point-of-Sales (POS) and makes recommendations for change initiatives.
- Coordinates the City’s Debit/Credit card payment service program. Liaises with the City’s payment service provider(s) for Debit/Credit cards. Works with the reporting requirements sets up access for City staff, administers the refund process, maintains a database of equipment and merchant numbers for the City and is the City’s contact for issue resolution.
- Coordinates confirmation of the annual petty cash and maintains the database.
- Leads special projects and assignments as required.
- Assists in the preparation of Financial Information Return.
- Assists in the conversion of ABC’s statements in Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) format for consolidation as part of the year-end process.
- Acts as a liaison between the various banks, bank related institutions and Divisions.
- Provides advice and guidance to accounting staff and Divisions.
- Professional accounting designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CMA, CGA) or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
- Considerable accounting experience in a public or private sector accounting environment.
- Considerable experience preparing financial reports and statements.
- Considerable experience using Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word and Excel).
- Considerable experience using computer-based accounting systems (e.g. SAP).
- Considerable experience supervising, leading, motivating and training staff.
- Knowledge of municipal accounting and generally accepted principles and practices, applicable legislation and Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) standards and requirements.
- Knowledge of financial and internal controls.
- Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines under time constraints.
- Strong customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as an effective team member.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with various levels of staff within the City as well as external organizations.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and to set priorities, plan and execute tasks.
- Ability to work overtime when required.
- Familiarity with Ontario Statues, including Occupational Health and Safety Act.
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