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Senior Accounting Clerk (C1172)

by City of London

Reference #: COL00330-1172
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Apr 22, 2021
City of London

Job Description

Summary of Duties


Reporting to the Manager, Accounting or designate. Performs Corporate accounting functions including account reconciliation and analysis, financial system updating and maintenance, oversees coverage and back-up of the Accounting Clerks. Provides technical support. Acts as the General Ledger co-ordinator.


Work Performed


Provides direction and guidance to Accounting Clerks. Coordinates workflow of Accounting Clerks, including ensuring account reconciliations are completed on a timely basis and ensuring coverage of daily duties.


Responsible for providing a preliminary review of the various job functions of the Accounting Clerks.


Reviews and approves accounting transactions and data entry documents to ensure adherence to generally accepted accounting principles for municipalities and adherence to Corporate Administrative and Council Policies, including, but not limited to bank transfers, stop payments, journal entries, vouchers, receipts and invoices.


Performs and reviews account analysis and reconciliations and related journal entries. Review includes ensuring quality and accuracy.


Prepares specialized reports, schedules and returns as required.


Assists staff in other Corporate Divisions in resolving general accounting problems. Provides instruction in general accounting procedures and data entry as required.


Performs system setup and maintenance to the corporate general ledger. Maintains the chart of accounts and performs set up of new accounts. Ensures the coding of the accounts, including HST and FIR coding conforms to the Corporate requirements.


Assists with corporate compliance with HST legislation in regards to accounting transactions and data entry documents.


Prepares analysis, working papers and schedules as required to assist with the year end external audit. Assists wíth various schedules of the Financial lnformation Return and other provincial reporting.


Monitors integrity reports to identify out-of-balance condition, error conditions and make corrections to the accounting transactions and liaise with Financial Systems Analysts when appropriate.


Provides back-up to the Accounting Clerk.


Performs clerical duties as assigned.


Performs related duties as assigned.




Minimum three year college diploma in accounting, OR a degree with completion of modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.1, 5.2, 6, 11, and 12 of the CPA PREP program or equivalent.


Two to three years' related experience.


Specialized Training & Licenses


Demonstrated proficiency in wordprocessing, spreadsheets and various software.


Advanced expertise in Excel, including knowledge of functions such as Vlookup, Sorts, Subtotals and Macros.


Compensation and Other Information


$48,205 - $68,800 (Level 11)


Other Information:

Current hours of Work: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

These hours of work are subject to change in accordance with the Collective Agreement and may include evening hours and Saturdays.


NOTE: Applicants may be required to complete a job related test.




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Application Contact Information

Company Name:   City of London
Application URL: Click here to apply online