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Financial Assistant II
Financial Assistant II

Financial Assistant II

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Salary : $31.12–$33.83 an hour
Location : Ontario

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JOB ID #: 20336

Financial Assistant II
Corporate Services
Financial Planning Administration & Policy


UNION/NON-UNION: CUPE Local 5167 Inside

HOURS Of WORK: 35.00 per week

SALARY/HOUR: $31.119 - $33.825 per hour
  • Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.

STATUS/LENGTH: Full-Time Temporary (Up to 24 months)

Job Description ID #: 2885

Vaccine Verification – As a condition of employment you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton.


Reporting to the Business Administrator performs a variety of payroll and human resource related accounting and accounts payable and other general accounting support functions related to the portfolio assigned.


Maintain human resource related records for the portfolio by:

  • Processing confidential employee records and forms such as absenteeism forms, overtime forms, job requisitions, Personnel Change Notifications (PCN's), etc.;
  • Preparing, reconciling and distributing monthly vacation and overtime balance reports for verification and correcting discrepancies as required;
  • Run and distribute ASMP reports and enter interview dates;
  • Maintain and update various staffing reports;
  • Forwarding absence reports as required to Human Resources, reviewing and verifying weekly attendance reports, correcting discrepancies and confirming non-paid time; and by
  • Facilitating hiring paperwork and processes for all new employees including students, to ensure timely payments.

Verify, enter and balance payroll for all wage employees.

Assist in gathering revenue, expense and other budget related data to support client groups.

Process credit card/direct payment transactions for the portfolio including receiving and processing cash and cheque deposits.

Review capital contract tender related purchase requisitions and vendor invoices to ensure appropriate expenditures and approvals; maintain and co-ordinate contract payments.

Maintain, process and assist with reporting on P-cards.

Review and process invoices. Calculate and compare costs/expenditures, notes discrepancies, identifies corrections and ensure appropriate authorization and account distribution.

Process cheque requisitions, purchase orders, travel expenses and mileage expenses and ensures appropriate authorization and account distribution. Review and enter purchase requisitions into computerized financial system. Monitor accounts for errors, prepare and enter correcting journals.

Run Available Fund Reports and other transactions listings as required.

Create and maintain basic spreadsheets, tracking tender processes and co-ordinating acquisitions, renewals and returns of computer hardware.

Receive and answer human resource, payroll and accounts payable related inquiries from staff and vendors as required.

Maintain, balance and reimburse petty cash for portfolio as required.

Work in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.

Perform other duties as assigned which are directly related to the major responsibilities of the job.


Demonstrated knowledge of basic accounting and related financial reporting requirements typically acquired by the completion of high school plus an additional business/accounting specialized related program of up to one-year duration and/or a combination of equivalent education and related work experience.

Previous related experience sufficient to acquire competence in basic accounting concepts and processes.

Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in written form with varying audiences.

Must be detail oriented and have analytical, organizational and time management skills.

Must have an intermediate knowledge of and experience with Excel, sufficient to manipulate data and create basic financial reports in presentation format using Excel functionality such as sorting and formatting.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with PeopleSoft would be an asset.

Knowledge and understanding of payroll including the Employment Standards Act and the union contracts (i.e. shift premium, supper allowance, etc.) would be an asset.


Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.


The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.

We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.