Centrally located between Alberta’s two largest cities with over 100km of beautiful trails within Red Deer City Limits our City has a lot to offer. The City of Red Deer is always on the hunt for talented and success driven people. We are always seeking creative and skilled individuals with the ability and desire to lead in our dynamic workplace.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The City of Red Deer is currently recruiting for the right person to fill the Permanent Full-time position of Engineering Accountant in our Engineering Services Department. This position is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the department’s financial and accounting records, facilitating, and supporting the budget process, monitoring revenues and expenditures for operating and capital budgets. Provides accounting mentorship to section and departmental staff. Provides financial and administrative support including interpreting, reporting, recommending, and overseeing internal controls. A high degree of professional judgement and independence is required in performing these duties while supporting the department and maintaining strong working relationships with other departments, division, and corporate staff. This position requires the ability to manage multiple tasks accurately within tight deadlines and conflicting priorities.
This position also provides accounting support to the staff of the Development & Protective Services Directorate and the Land and Economic Development Department (Land Bank).
As part of Capital Projects for the department, this position may be required to provide the accounting processes needed for the successful delivery of a variety of capital projects from various other City Departments.
As our preferred candidate, you will have:
Completion of an undergraduate degree majoring in accounting or finance. Completion of the CPA designation. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Four years performing accounting duties and providing financial analysis and advice for a large organization, preferably within a municipal engineering environment.
Must have knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), specifically as they relate to a municipal accounting environment and procedures as applied in an integrated computer environment.
Four years’ experience in the use of complex computerized accounting systems. Experience with JDE (accounting system) would be an asset.
Knowledge and experience with business software such as Word and Power Point is required with advanced Excel skills.
Demonstrates the City of Red Deer’s four RISE principles of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence.
Demonstrable experience in applying accounting theory in conjunction with approved policies and procedures.
Wide range of general accounting and/or audit experience.
Ability to work with considerable independence and to demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness in supporting business objectives.
Ability to perform financial and budgetary analyses, prepare financial reports and complex accounting reconciliations.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with City staff, consultants, auditors, contractors, customers and occasionally with other government officials.
Ability to manage multiple tasks accurately within tight deadlines and conflicting priorities.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential subject matter, that if improperly handled, would have a significant negative impact on the City.
What we offer:
In addition to the competitive wage of $42.25 to $44.48 per hour, and an excellent benefits package, we offer a great work environment with a dynamic and dedicated team of likeminded professionals.
If you think this is the job for you, come build your career with The City of Red Deer. We are committed to a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization and working with us will provide you with the opportunity to work in an ever-growing environment and to work with an awesome group of people.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Oct 27, 2022
Closing Date: Nov 09, 2022