Municipal Accountant - City of Delta

City of Delta

Municipal Accountant

The City of Delta is recruiting for a regular full-time Municipal Accountant to join our team of professionals in the Budgets and Taxation Division of the Finance Department. This unionized position reports to the Taxation Manager and is involved in complex analytical and accounting work to ensure the efficient billing and collection of the City’s Accounts Receivable and Municipal Ticketing functions.

  • Oversee the billing and collection process for all accounts receivable, including lease and licence agreements, recoverable work orders, deposit management, Letters of Credit and other miscellaneous items 
  • Analyze data and prepare financial, statistical and analytical reports including budget variance analysis 
  • Prepare year-end and period-end adjustments and working papers 
  • Coordinate with staff from multiple departments on billing issues 
  • Develop and maintain technology driven improvements to financial and business processes, and testing new systems 
  • Assist in the assignment of tasks, training, supervision and review of the work prepared by clerical and support staff 
  • Oversee the Municipal Ticketing functions, including the adjudication process in accordance with legislation and Council approved bylaws. 
  • Assist in property tax and other collection efforts as required 
  • Assist in other ad hoc projects and other analysis and reporting as required

  • Completion of a professional accounting designation and a minimum of three years of experience in municipal accounting and finance of an equivalent combination of training and experience 
  • Considerable knowledge of methods, rules and regulations applicable to municipal accounting operations and budgeting  Experience with Tempest Software systems would be an asset 
  • Sound knowledge of Financial ERP systems such as PeopleSoft, SAP or equivalent system 
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with external and internal customers and exercise considerable judgment in daily activities 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks/projects and priorities in a changing environment 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential

Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations 
  • Registration in a recognized accounting association

The City of Delta provides a competitive salary of $42.96 – $50.76 per hour (commensurate with experience) and an excellent benefits package including Municipal Pension Plan as well as an earned-days-off system. Interested applicants are requested to apply online at, to competition #21-169 EX by November 1, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those under consideration will be contacted. Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets must be submitted with your application. Preferred candidates will be required to submit a Police Information Check.

Organization: City of Delta
Location: Delta, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: October 13, 2021, 3:28 pm
Expires: November 1, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $42.96 to $50.76 Hour

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