Assistant Treasurer

Company:

City of Dieppe
333 Acadie Avenue
Dieppe, New Brunswick E1A 1G9 
Canada

dieppe.ca


Looking For
CPA

Employment Type
Permanent Full time

Date Posted
September 20, 2022

Industry
Municipal Government

Submission Deadline
October 20, 2022

Location
Dieppe. NB

 

 

About the Role

Reporting to the treasurer, the incumbent performs activities related to the management of revenues, financing, operating and capital budgets, and various programs. He or she conducts analyses aimed at optimizing the use of resources, advises managers on several financial matters, assists the treasurer, and replaces the latter in his or her absence.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Monitor, and advise on, the administration of assets and the overall financial soundness of the pension plan
  • Ensure monthly pension payments, reconcile the annual pension plan report for submission to the appropriate government bodies, and act as a resource person for the Pension Committee
  • Conduct studies and analyses to ensure oversight of the preparation and management of various budgets (operating, capital, etc.)
  • Post fixed-asset, depreciation, and other entries
  • Authorize disbursements and ensure compliance with regulations, resolutions, policies, and legislation
  • Prepare various monthly financial statements, documents required for the annual external audit, and any other report requested by Council or senior management
  • Reconcile capital and financing project accounts
  • Coordinate activities and maintain insurance coverage against risks that may result in financial loss or liability for the municipality
  • Design and implement expense-control procedures, analyze, and identify the cause of variances between forecasts and results, and advise managers on corrective measures to be taken, if necessary
  • Prepare analyses, reports, and statistics on municipal financial activities to determine variable and fixed costs and recommend ways to optimize returns
  • Analyze cash flows and recommend investments accordingly
  • Ensure compliance with finance department practices and operating procedures
  • Coordinate the renewal of municipal fleet registrations
  • Supervise staff assigned to accounting duties, and participate in staffing and staff appraisals, as required
  • Occasionally attend project management meetings of the three Greater-Moncton communities and public City Council meetings
  • Assist management in preparing budgets, and ensure that the budgetary control process is followed
  • Coordinate asset management
  • Coordinate the preparation of calls for tenders, as required
  • Coordinate the policy on financial incentives for the downtown core
  • Submit reports to government authorities in accordance with grants received
  • Analyze and evaluate the City's purchasing procedures and recommend ways to optimize the service

Minimum Requirements

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, or another relevant field
  • Professional designation
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)

Experience

  • Five (5) years in a management or professional accounting role (preferably in municipal financial management)

Knowledge

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations
  • Excellent command of spoken and written French and English
  • In-depth knowledge of the Windows environment, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
  • Strong verbal communication skills to be able to convey information accurately and concisely
  • Sound knowledge of the workings of the various departments and operations of a municipality, as well as familiarity with the field of purchasing, would be an asset

Skills

  • Ability to understand and apply accounting, auditing and statistical principles and techniques
  • Ability to establish and maintain interpersonal relationships that promote collaboration and teamwork
  • Ability to explain accounting and financial information in layman's terms so that it is better understood
  • Ability to support a motivating work environment focused on efficiency and results
  • Strong organizational and work planning skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with precision
  • Strong ability to analyze and synthesize information to be able to recognize, understand and solve problems and make informed and independent decisions
  • Ability to adapt to change and handle stressful situations requiring immediate attention
  • Ability to manage complex and high-dollar-value projects, while staying on budget
  • Ability to communicate effectively when responding to enquiries from City departments and the public
  • Ability to develop practical action plans based on the municipality's strategies

Work Schedule

Thirty-five (35) hours a week

Salary

Based on the current salary scale for non-unionized staff

N.B.: The above statements reflect the characteristic aspects of the job in question and are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. They should not, however, be considered an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, abilities, and inherent requirements of the position. All staff members may, from time to time, be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities, as needed.

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