BFA Accountant

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Job title: BFA Accountant

Company: City of Edmonton

Job description: Do you have what it takes to combine your financial expertise with quick business decisions to provide financial advice and stewardship? Do you possess the skill set to ensure resources are utilized and aligned to delivering the best value for each dollar? Be the financial expert who gives sound practical advice to your business partner. Use your innovative thinking and keen understanding of your business partner’s operations to provide timely, meaningful and accurate financial information.Within the Financial and Corporate Services Department, you will be part of the Business Financial Analytics team supporting the financial needs of the Parks and Roads Services branch within City Operations as they strive to create a safe, healthy, and vibrant city.Reporting to the Finance Manager and supporting the Senior Accountant, this position is responsible for delivering activities associated with the preparation of complex financial analytics and contributing to the development of financial recommendations or advice provided to clients in support of their operations.What will you do?

  • Provide financial analytics, strategic support and consultative services, facilitating a culture of strong financial governance and stewardship
  • Contribute to the preparation and analysis of operating budgets, providing information to program managers to ensure accurate budget control and performance measurement
  • Prepare a variety of management level reports, including monthly revenue and expenditure statements, reports on the financial implications of selected special projects, specialized statements, projections and estimated expenditures, with a focus on financial impacts related to changes and trends
  • Conduct analysis of data to support budget adjustments ensuring that any rate/fee changes are considered; conducting comparisons, benchmarking, forecasting, projections, recovery ratios and links to agreements are all part of the considerations
  • Contribute to the preparation of year-end financial statements and complete month-end and year-end closing of books, subject to review and approval, including preparing journal entries, analysis and meeting Corporate deadlines
  • Provide support in preparing recommendations to Operations pertaining to financial policy and procedure, analysis of cost drivers and identifying potential areas where financial issues may occur
  • Work individually and as part of a team on specialized accounting assignments
  • Provide technical and professional advice and assistance to department officials in matters pertaining to financial policy and procedure, cost analysis and budget preparation
  • Provide cost accounting services to departments in areas of general cost reporting, inventory reconciliation and analysis of complex profit/cost relationships
  • Perform other related duties

Qualifications

  • Minimum degree from a recognized post secondary institute in a related field
  • Professional designation (CPA) is required
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible related accounting experience preferably within the public sector environment, and in roles performing financial analytics

Assets:

  • Experience working with operating financial planning and budgeting

Skills required for success:

  • Possess strong communication skills to build effective working relationships with business partners and to provide guidance and instruction to peers in the organization
  • Requires thorough understanding of general accounting activities (i.e. budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis)
  • Significant experience and proficiency in major financial and analytical software systems; a knowledge of the corporate financial system (SAP) and its interrelationship to departmental accounting operations would be an asset
  • Ability to think logically and complete work with a high degree of accuracy
  • High level of analytical and conceptual skills to identify and resolve complex financial problems
  • Compliance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles and CICA Handbook recommendations and Public Accounting Standards recommendations
  • Excellent customer service while ensuring adherence to professional standards
  • Effective prioritization and organizational skills
  • Alignment to our Cultural Commitments and Leadership Competencies (

) * Embracing a culture of equity, diversity, reconciliation and inclusion (
) * Applicants may be testedWork Environment:

  • The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.

The City of Edmonton values applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourages you to apply. We strive to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the recruitment process. To request an accommodation, please contact . Learn more about our benefitsUp to 1 permanent full-time positionHours of Work: 40 hours per week, Monday – FridaySalary Range: $40.727 – $51.131 (Hourly); $85,037.980 – $106,761.530 (Annually)Talent Acquisition Consultant: RM/MZIND123

Expected salary:

Location: Edmonton, AB

Job date: Fri, 05 Jul 2024 22:22:41 GMT

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