Financial Assistant (Planning, Council & Administrative Services, Tax Policy)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Full-time   
Department/Division:  Corporate Services/Treasury Services
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week
Union:  C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade:  12
Salary:  $61,825.40 – $70,270.20 per annum
Location:  Administration Headquarters, 150 Frederick St., Kitchener
Closing Date:  September 19, 2018


Description of Duties

Assists in the preparation of the Region’s operating budget and ten year capital plan for client program areas; assists with accounting for the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund; provides supports and service for property tax and assessment functions; reconciles the Region’s general bank account.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

•Knowledge of budgeting, financial, and management accounting practices/principles; financial/ systems analysis; and business/economic/mathematic principles, normally acquired through a 4-year Bachelors Degree in Finance, Business, Commerce, Economics, Mathematics, or equivalent field, plus current enrolment or eligibility for enrolment in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP), plus 3 years of related work experience.
•Knowledge and ability to comply with corporate policies/procedures/practices, tax regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles.
•Analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills to organize workloads, meet priorities, and provide/respond to ad hoc requests for information
•Communication skills to interact with/collect financial information from Finance staff and clients and; exchange information and resolve problems with external agencies, Ministries, and municipalities; explain and interpret technical/financial information so it is understandable to varied audiences; review and explain information on budgets/financial analyses at meetings; and participate as an effective team member.
•Computer skills using software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and financial systems. Ability to develop spreadsheets/databases.
•Ability to travel within Waterloo Region.
•Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Please apply online, by the closing date Oct 28, 2018 quoting competition number 2018-1699, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Information Desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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