District of North Vancouver
Contribute to making the District of North Vancouver a great place to live, work and play for generations to come. Stretching from Deep Cove in the east to the Capilano River Canyon in the west, the District of North Vancouver is characterized by innovative municipal government that maintains and enhances the quality of life for its residents and businesses. Fuelled by the District’s award-winning vision to build vibrant and sustainable communities for people of all ages and backgrounds, we are looking to fill this position. Work for an employer of choice, help build this North Shore community, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
This challenging role involves research (identifying and gathering pertinent data), analysis, reporting and auditing of financial transactions, assessment data and property specific information in relation to municipal property taxation and collections. You will review tax records for accuracy and completeness; prepare a variety of financial reports, statements and conduct special analyses utilizing assessment data and property record information. Your ability to source information, verify its origin and analyse its implications using various technologies will assist in performing exploratory projects. This position will participate with management in determining that taxation strategies are in compliance with policies, procedures and legislation. You will also supervise a clerical position performing related work, and provide assistance to tax payers as requested. Considerable independent judgement and action are exercised in the work while unusual problems and policy matters are discussed with your manager. As a highly responsible position your innovative and creative thinking skills will be utilized to attain success in this role.
The successful applicant will have:
- thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices, including modern reporting procedures;
- considerable knowledge of property taxation and utility accounting functions, including reconciliation and collections operations, accounts receivable procedures, and related software applications inclusive for research capabilities;
- the ability to identify and gather pertinent data relating to the work using a variety of software applications;
- considerable knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies, bylaws and legislation governing the work;
- the ability to carry out analyses and studies related to the work, participate in the review of tax strategies, and prepare technical reports outlining findings and conclusions;
- the ability to effectively coordinate and participate in the preparation of annual tax and utility billings and ensure adherence to deadlines;
- the ability to supervise and communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts
The successful candidate would have a professional accounting designation (CPA) plus some related experience in financial reconciliation and researching, reviewing and applying pertinent legislation, bylaws and policies, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Salary range for this union position is $35.74 - $42.20 per hour based on a 35 hour work week. If you have what we’re looking for and enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated people, we want to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume which clearly demonstrates how you meet each knowledge, skill, and experience requirement of the role at www.dnv.org/careers by June 3, 2018.
We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Those who have applied to this position in the last 6 months need not apply again.