New Job Accounting Clerk Ii In British Columbia

Accounting Clerk II
Accounting Clerk II

Accounting Clerk II

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $30.29–$35.66 an hour
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Requisition ID: 37878


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

This position works as part of the Accounts Receivable Team and is responsible for a full range of clerical accounting and analytical duties in billing and collecting for either Trade or Rental Accounts Receivable. An important function of the position is to set up and update contracts in SAP as necessary and to accurately process all billing transactions (invoices, payments, deposits, refunds, etc.) in a timely manner. This also includes monitoring customer accounts and following up on outstanding and overdue balances, and initiating the collection process on a regular basis. Another important task is the reconciliation of customer accounts and the related receivable GL accounts on a monthly basis, and participating in process improvement by providing feedback and support.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Sets up new contracts in SAP and updates existing contracts for changes
Reviews invoice requests/sales orders to ensure the accuracy, approval, timeliness, and completeness of billing information
Processes billing transactions (invoice, payment, adjustments, write-off, etc) through the Accounts Receivable or RE80 modules in SAP
Issues invoices on a timely basis
Processes deposits (e.g. Engineering and tenant security deposits, etc.) including setup, application, and refund
Issues refunds for Trade and Tenant receivable accounts after performing adequate checks and reviews
Reconciles GL accounts (assigned/related to Corporate AR function) on a monthly basis and follows up on reconciling items on a monthly frequency
Investigates unidentified miscellaneous payments and applies them to appropriate customer accounts in SAP
Follows up with customers/tenants on outstanding and overdue balances and escalates to supervisor or originating departments
Initiates the collection process on a timely basis
Runs and analyzes the trade or rental aged trial balance
Prepares standard and ad hoc monthly reports / KPIs
Reconciles trade customer/tenant accounts
Answers internal and external (including customer/tenant) inquiries within agreed Service level agreement timelines
Prepares journal entries associated with AR/revenue function and adjusts entries for Quarter and year-end purposes
Prepares year-end working papers for related GL accounts
Maintains the procedure manual
Participates in process improvement by providing support and feedback
Other duties/responsibilities as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • Completion of diploma program in Accounting (at least 1 year), plus some related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experience in using a large integrated financial system such as SAP
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel or similar software

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of PSAB accounting Policies and City Policies and procedures
  • General knowledge of internal controls for the AR function
  • Ability to deal tactfully with a variety of contacts and to maintain effective working relationships with the public, other civic staff and officials
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Possesses strong analytical, organizational skills and accuracy in working with numbers
  • Ability to maintain sustained attention to detail in checking and recording financial transactions
  • Ability to carry out and analyze established accounting procedures and to suggest methods of improving departmental accounting practice

The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

Business Unit/Department: Finance, Risk & Supply Chain Management (1150)

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Position Start Date: March 2023

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-018: $30.29 to $35.66 per hour

Application Close: February 5, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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