History and innovation thrive in Kingston, located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and the junction of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Kingston is a dynamic city with a sound and diversified economic base - consisting of prestigious public institutions, government bodies, leading healthcare and education facilities, significant tourism and entertainment activity, and a large private sector. Kingston offers quality of life of a smaller community with the amenities of a major centre.
Reporting to the Manager, Financial Planning;
Responsible for providing departmental support to the City’s many departments and utility operations, including preparation, validation, analysis and review of financial information and systems to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting;
Promote long term financial planning and forecasting;
Promote the corporate use of available financial information and improving upon the information available;
Assist in maintaining the integrity of information in the financial systems;
Develop policies and procedures that encompass sound processes and internal controls;
Assist in other special projects as a finance resource.
University or College business graduate and a professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA);
Minimum of three years of progressively responsible accounting and budget development experiences, preferably in a municipal environment;
Municipal and utility accounting experience, including a working knowledge of relevant legislation and municipal policy is an asset;
Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Must be a highly motivated team player, with strong technical and analytical skills and an in-depth understanding of business operations, processes and internal controls;
Ability to work collaboratively with the City’s many departments and utility operations;
Must possess strong interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills;
Strong working knowledge of budgetary accounting and reporting processes necessary to develop efficient and effective systems and procedures;
Intermediate skill level in MS Excel is required and will be tested;
Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check) at candidates own expense.
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.