Accountant - Resort Municipality of Whistler



Permanent Full Time 
Posting No. 086-22
June 22, 2022

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is a one-of-a-kind community and is often recognized as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four-season events calendar, and arts and culture sector. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community of 14,000 people and three million annual visitors. As an economic generator of over $1.8 billion annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy. 
The Financial Services department of the Corporate and Community Services division has an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the position of Accountant. Reporting to the Manager of Financial Services, this position offers 72 hours bi-weekly starting as soon as possible.
The Accountant's role is to manage and oversee the operation of the accounting system including, complex transaction processing, month-end and year-end reporting, timely account reconciliations, and implementing new accounting standards. The position also provides assistance to a diverse range of municipal departments, assisting with information requirements, providing financial analysis, advice, and ongoing training. The Accountant will also play a key role in system implementation projects.
Qualified candidates possess a grade 12 diploma with completion, or enrollment as a senior level student, of the CPA accounting program and must have a 3-5 years of experience in a similar multi-unit, computerized environment. Qualified candidates demonstrate knowledge and experience with the methods, rules and regulations applicable to public sector accounting operations, budgets and statutory requirements; experience with ERP system management and configuration; possess strong computer and software proficiency; and demonstrate the proven ability to effectively prepare and analyze a variety of data, financial and statistical reports with the strong ability to effectively handle a high volume of transactions and prioritize work to meet weekly and monthly deadlines. Experience working in a local government setting with knowledge of municipal administration and experience with relevant legislation and municipal bylaws will be considered a strong asset.
The successful candidate demonstrates excellent communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to effectively prioritize and well work independently; and leadership in the delivery of financial services. Additionally, the successful candidate demonstrates commitment to promoting a diverse and equitable workplace within their team and will create and maintain effective working relationships with others while contributing to a positive team environment.
As a requirement of the position, the successful applicant must provide a satisfactory driver’s abstract and a satisfactory Police Information Check prior to beginning employment.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at
Posting 086-22 | Deadline for applications is July 10, 2022
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.

Organization: Resort Municipality of Whistler
Location: Whistler, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: June 23, 2022, 9:48 am
Expires: July 10, 2022, 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

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