Community Services Accountant


Openings 1
Location Name
Professional Building
Red Deer, Alberta, CA
Operating Units CSV Business Excellence
Date Posted Jul 27, 2022
Profession Accounting Finance
Experience Level(s) Mid-Level
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) University - Bachelors
Job ID job-6236
Hourly rate $45.32 to $47.71
Rate per annum
Status Active
Division Community Services

Position Summary


Responsible for ensuring the integrity of Community Services Division’s financial and accounting records. Provides direction and support for the Director of Community Services, Director of Protective Services, Superintendents, Managers and their associated Supervisors, Coordinators and staff and associated agencies such as the Red Deer Public Library, River Bend Golf & Recreation Society, Waskasoo Environmental Education Society (WEES) and Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (MAG).  

Provides financial and administrative support including interpreting, reporting and overseeing internal controls to the Community Services Division Director, Protective Services Division Director, Superintendents, Managers and their associated staff.  Monitors operating and capital budgets and performs transactional accounting functions for the division.  Participates in financial projects that meet the needs of the areas within the Community Services Division.

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree majoring in accounting or finance. Completion of the CPA designation.
  • Four years performing accounting duties and providing financial analysis and advice for a large organization, preferably within a municipal community services environment.
  • Must have knowledge of generally accepted accounting principals (GAAP), specifically as they relate to a municipal accounting environment and procedures as applied in an integrated computer environment.
  • Four years’ experience in the use of complex computerized accounting systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with business software such as Word and Power Point is required with advanced Excel skills.
  • Demonstrates the City of Red Deer’s four RISE principles of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence.
  • Demonstrable experience in applying accounting theory in conjunction with approved policies and procedures.
  •  Strong ability to process a high volume of information accurately on a daily basis and within tight deadlines is necessary.
  • Must be able to manage several tasks at once, some with conflicting priorities.
  • Experience in leading, training and educating staff.
  • Ability to problem solve and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including consultants, government officials and agencies is required.
  • Proficient use of basic office equipment, i.e. photocopier, fax machine, calculator, etc.
  • Working knowledge of office, accounting and records management procedures.

Specific Demands of the Job: 

  • Occasional work outside normal hours.
  • Occasional public speaking.
  • Working with a combined operating budget of $25 million in revenues; $79 million in expenditures, and over $100 million in capital.
  • A high degree of professional judgment and independence is required in performing these duties while supporting the Division and maintaining strong working relationships with other departments, divisions and corporate staff.
  • Required to work outside regular business hours, including weekends and holidays, in order to meet deadlines.

Affiliation: CUPE, Local 417 

Hours of Work: 75 hours biweekly, Monday to Friday. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

The City of Red Deer’s COVID-19 Immunization Policy is currently suspended and may be re-implemented if the hazard level and situation warrants it.  For more information, please refer to The City’s COVID-19 Immunization Policy 222-CA

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Applications are being accepted until August 21, 2022

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