Job Category: Finance, Accounting & Purchasing
Division & Section: Various
Work Location: Various
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Various Temporary (4 month) vacancies
Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $21.46 - $23.53 / Hour, TFT007
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per week
Affiliation: Local 79
Number of Positions Open: 10
Posting Period: 17-JAN-2022 to 07-FEB-2022
The Summer Internship Program is for undergraduate or Master's students from various academic disciplines to gain meaningful work experience from May to August. City divisions are looking to hire students in the following roles: administration trainee, exempt (human resources) trainee, financial trainee, IT trainee, program support trainee, research trainee, and technical trainee. Candidates are welcome to apply to multiple roles.
Program eligibility requirements:
Must be currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution
Must be returning to studies in Fall 2022
Full-time, part-time and mature students are eligible to apply
Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process. Additionally, some roles may require candidates to provide a police reference check and/or other immunization clearance.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Financial Trainee, providing administrative support and assistance as part of a Summer Internship Program.
Please note: the applicant pool from this job posting will be used for summer internship program opportunities in the following divisions:
Economic Development and Culture/Entrepreneurship Services
Finance & Treasury Services
Policy Planning, Finance & Administration
Seniors Services and Long-Term Care
Solid Waste Management Services
Your primary responsibilities as a Financial Trainee will be varied. Specifically, you will:
Assist with accounting/purchasing /budget duties.
Assist with the compilation of accounting/purchasing/ budget and statistical information.
Performs computer related tasks such as data entry in SAP, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, etc.
Assist in processing purchasing documents, payments, invoices, collections, etc.
Enters and updates and matches financial data, account information, etc.
Assist in processing accounts, billings, collections, etc.
Collect, compile, extracts and organizes data for others to use/analyze
Assist with calculations and the preparation of financial statements.
Distributes documentation, files, and photocopies
Responds to enquiries by referring to appropriate staff.
Assist with filing, tracking and retrieval of documents/files
Provide support to Accounting Assistants in their appropriate functions, e.g. timely processing of invoices, petty cash reimbursements, grants, transfers of funds and any other payment documents, inputting data for journal entries, reconciliation of accounts, invoice and credit memo processing, payments and deposits, customer refunds, vendor information updates and other related tasks.
Assist in testing business transactions or processes to be followed in the financial system as well as updating policies and procedures for these processes.
Experience in accounting or finance administration or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong Computer skills including experience in the use of Microsoft Office (i.e. MS Word Excel, PowerPoint).
Strong Mathematical and analytical skills.
Very good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with staff and clients in an efficient and diplomatic manner, both in person and over the phone.
Excellent organizational skills.
Interpersonal skills to work effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines.
“The City of Toronto acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The City also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.
The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.