City of Thunder Bay

  • Accountant

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/26/2018 12:01 AM)
    Competition Number
    Corporate Services & Long Term Care
    Posting Category
    Financial Services
    Job Type
    Number of Positions
    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $78,205.30/Yr.
    CAD $92,006.25/Yr.
    Pay Band
    Post End Date
    Effective Date
    November 9, 2012
    Supersedes Date
    March 26, 2010
  • General Information:


    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


    ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

    • Photos
    • Any certificates that have photo identification
    • Driver’s licences
    • Police records checks

    Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


    ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


    Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


    Job Description

    POSITION SUMMARY:      Under the general supervision of the Director and as part of the Corporate Services & Long Term Care Team, performs project review and consulting assignments in order to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Corporation’s financial business processes; conducts ongoing analysis of various Corporate Financial Information Systems (CFIS) business requirements; maintains the accounting and financial reporting functionality of various CFIS; prepares various financial reports and analyses; and undertakes other special projects as requested.



    1. Participates with the Division Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range goals and objectives.
    2. Provides assistance with the corporate budget, tangible capital asset accounting, general accounting, and documentation as required.
    3. Conducts best practice reviews and recommends business process re-engineering with respect to CFIS and business processes.
    4. Develops business and accounting processes for the effective utilization of the City’s CFIS.
    5. Administers various modules of the CFIS in conjunction with the project lead/manager and other departmental staff.
    6. Reviews, evaluates, plans, implements and administers the CFIS within the Corporation.
    7. Develops reports and financial statement specifications in the CFIS.
    8. Prepares financial reports, analyses, background material, and briefing notes.
    9. Conducts research studies, analyses, benchmarking research, and business case analysis for special projects, and compiles results.
    10. Participates in the long-term financial planning process as directed, including completion of financial modeling and long-range forecasting.
    11. Provides internal audit process reviews to ascertain Corporate compliance with established Corporate financial and procurement policies and procedures.
    12. Provides project-specific accounting and financial planning assistance to departments.
    13. Coordinates and leads cross-functional management teams, as required.
    14. Performs other related duties as may be assigned.





    • Degree in business administration, commerce, or related discipline; and
    • A professional accounting designation; and
    • Three years of accounting experience in a computerized environment



    • Strong skills and experience in public sector accounting and financial statement disclosure
    • Knowledge in the use of software applications for financial systems, including general ledger accounting, operating and capital budget systems
    • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing and to present ideas in a business and user-friendly language
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with members of City Council, private and public officials, departmental staff, co-workers, and the general public
    • Strong leadership skills together with the ability to coordinate cross-functional management teams
    • Ability to improve effectiveness and efficiency of Corporate financial business processes
    • Intermediate skill level in word processing and spreadsheet software,
    • Highly self-motivated and directed
    • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem solving abilities
    • Independent judgment when dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
    • Ability to plan, develop, and deliver presentations using oral, written, and electronic communication



    • Experience with SAP software and FMW software



    • Must undergo a successful police records check, Type 1
    • Must sign and abide by Employee Confidentiality Statement


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