New Job Senior Accounting Assistant In Alberta

Senior Accounting Assistant
Senior Accounting Assistant

Senior Accounting Assistant

Company : City of Edmonton
Salary : $35.30–$44.34 an hour
Location : Alberta

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Senior Accounting Assistant
Job Number : 46886

The citizens of the City of Edmonton depend upon the financial integrity provided by our finance and accounting professionals. Working within a dynamic department, you will have the chance to offer financial services to both internal and external clients.

We are currently looking for up to two Senior Accounting Assistants, who will be responsible for maintaining the property tax and business improvement area (BIA) accounts through application of generally accepted accounting principles. The Senior Accounting Assistants handle the more complex and challenging work compared to the Accounting Assistants, and provide guidance to less experienced staff on the team when required.

With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:

  • Provide technical support, training, and respond to complex inquiries for Accounting Assistants
  • Assist Supervisor with file reviews including accounting entries and journal vouchers
  • Assist Supervisor with month-end reconciliations including designated industrial properties
  • Assist Supervisor with identifying resourcing requirements for the year based on previous results
  • Support the monthly and yearly forecasting and budgeting processes by running reports and analyzing data
  • Ensure that inactive tax account balances are reallocated in a timely manner based on registered plans of subdivision according to the requirements set out in the legislation
  • Run and analyze ad-hoc reports such as debit/credit balance report, mortgage interest on closed accounts, etc, to ensure the tax roll is maintained accurately
  • Liaise with Assessment Operations and other City departments to ensure adjustments to tax accounts are processed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Review additional charges processed by other business areas and ensure required approvals are obtained from originating departments, Taxation, and Corporate Finance
  • Work closely with the supervisor and Manager to resolve outstanding items on the Receivables Reconciliations; liaise with internal staff and Corporate Accounts Receivable as required to clear items
  • Provide support and assistance with the mortgage company process and handle first level escalations from Accounting Assistants
  • Prepare soft close and year end entries assigned to the CAB team, including reconciling the DIP accounts for Team Lead approval
  • Review outgoing correspondence for clarity, consistency and accuracy
  • Review and update procedures including procedures that span different functional areas, as well as monthly and year-end tasks, to streamline processes and create efficiencies
  • Identify changes to the TACS program and testing of system changes
  • Complete tasks at the Accounting Assistant level as needed to maintain service levels, and other duties as required
  • An accounting diploma (a 2-year program from NAIT, MacEwan, etc.) and at least three years of accounting experience
  • Critical thinking skills to be able to properly apply analytical and conceptual skills
  • Must have the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, to be able to explain complex matters to citizens, staff, and senior management
  • Knowledge of the Municipal Government Act, Public Sector Accounting Standards, GAAP, City of Edmonton administrative policies and directives, City of Edmonton Bylaws and how they apply to accounting for tax revenues
  • Time management skills to manage complex tasks under tight deadlines, while being able to shift priorities
  • Hire is dependent on Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton, and there may be a cost associated with this requirement
  • Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit
  • Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator. For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit
  • Applicants may be tested

The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact [email protected]

Up to 2 permanent full-time positions

Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week

The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.

Salary Range: $35.296 - $44.339 (Hourly ) $62,182.730 - $78,114.230 (Annually)

Talent Acquisition Consultant: RM/RA

Classification Title : Senior Accounting Assistant
Posting Date : May 29, 2023
Closing Date : Jun 5, 2023 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to) : 2 - Permanent Full-time
Union : CSU 52
Department : Assessment and Taxation
Work Location(s) : Chancery Hall, 7th Floor, 3 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton T5J 2C3