Accounting Clerk 3 - City of Delta

One of the sunniest regions in BC's Lower Mainland, Delta embraces three unique communities - Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen.  The City of Delta is looking for dedicated individuals to join our team and share in our commitment to lead the way in public service excellence.

Accounting Clerk 3

This is accounting and clerical work of moderate complexity which requires significant knowledge of all departmental accounting and clerical operations in the Finance Department. This position assists in processing the payment runs for suppliers and employee reimbursements. The incumbent performs general accounting and monthly reconciliations related to general ledger accounts and produces monthly reports including those required to meet legislative and external reporting.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists processing monthly payments using the PeopleSoft ERP system
  • Reconciles AP and related balance sheet accounts.
  • Reconciles and monitors accounts interfaced with external software programs
  • Completes bank transactions/entries and reconciliations.
  • Prepares year-end working papers for external auditors.
  • Assists with user acceptance testing for system upgrades and enhancements
  • Able to deal effectively with internal and external contacts and provide routine information and assistance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Accounts Payable accounting.
  • Knowledge of legislation, policies, guidelines and procedures related to financial accounting.
  • Knowledge of the application of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and Non-Resident Tax on purchases of goods and services.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.
  • Ability to ensure the maintenance of the electronic financial system and to ensure that established accounting procedures are observed and maintained.
  • Ability to monitor and review work order and departmental capital expenditures, and to report deviations to a superior, and to analyze and monitor funds and accounts
  • Ability to supervise, check and participate in the work of one or more subordinates engaged in payroll and/or accounts payable and accounts receivable duties and to train new employees as required.
  • Ability to reconcile a variety of subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger, to prepare payroll journal entries and to balance and remit source deductions.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain a wide variety of statistical records, reports, returns and statements related to the work.
  • Ability to liaise and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and to understand, interpret and apply regulations, agreements and procedures

Desirable Education and Experience

  • Completion of third year in a professional accounting program such as CA, CGA or CMA program, or completed a recognized 2-year Diploma in an accounting discipline, or equivalent training and experience.
  • Minimum three years of accounting experience in a mid to large organization.
  • The incumbent is required to have considerable knowledge of policies, procedures, rules and regulations applicable to departmental accounting operations, of financial accounting, and of double entry bookkeeping methods and procedures
  • Experience with PeopleSoft or similar ERP system is an asset.

The City of Delta provides a competitive salary of $34.23 - $40.29/hour 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 #22-206EX by December 9, 2022.

Protecting the health and safety of our community and employees remains our number one priority. The City of Delta is committed to taking every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect the health and safety of workers from the hazard of COVID-19. The City has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees. All new employees with the City of Delta are required to provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19, as a condition of employment. The City of Delta will evaluate and accommodate employees who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 either through medical or human rights exemptions.

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: November 18, 2022, 1:22 pm
Expires: December 9, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $34.23 to $40.29 Hour

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