Lac Ste. Anne County is seeking a qualified Accounting professional to join the Corporate Services Team.
Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Finance Analyst is responsible for the preparation of the budget for long term planning along with grant, debt and reserves, and any other finance tasks within the finance or corporate services department.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Produce and review various monthly, quarterly, and annual variance reports on behalf of the finance department and distribute to other departments as necessary
Develop and maintain a long-term capital plan and incorporate Asset Management Planning
Assist Managers in analyzing and preparing proposed budgets for operating and capital plans.
Administer and maintain the tangible capital assets ledger as well as project costing reporting and reconciling related accounts.
Perform and review reconciliations and journal entries as required for submission to the Finance Manager
Reconcile grant applications and reporting with Corporate Services and provide a review of applications and reporting for other departments and submit final reporting to applicable government department.
Assist with maintaining the general ledger with journal entries and ledger adjustments, as required
Administer and reconcile all reserves, grants, debt, and investments.
Assist with the review of Financial Bylaws, Policies and Procedures.
Assist with the preparation of the year end audit working paper file and work with the auditors during the audit as required
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops/conferences, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies as they relate to the department/position, subject to annual budget considerations and conditional to approval by the County Manager or designate.
Perform ad hoc analysis and duties as required by the Finance Manager
Completion of Bachelor’s degree/Diploma, in accounting or commerce is preferred.
Completion or working towards successful completion of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) program is preferred.
Minimum three (3) to five (5) years relevant and related work experience in accounting, preferably in public sector/municipal organization.
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and able to use Excel functions and pivot tables to build spreadsheets and analyze large volumes of data
Skills and Attributes:
Considerable knowledge of current principles, practices, and techniques relating to accounting and finance, specifically related to the Municipal Government Act, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Public Sector Accounting Guidelines.
Ability to communicate complex and technical information in a concise manner
Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Self-motivated and driven to continuously improve and add value to the organization
Ability to prioritize workloads and the flexibility to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, with immaculate attention to detail
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and able to develop relationships with various levels of management
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting