Accounting Operations Supervisor
City of Kelowna
Kelowna, BC
The Accounting Operations Supervisor is responsible for the direction, coordination, preparation and administration of the City’s corporate financial reporting as well as periodic internal management accounting reports. Coordination and administration of these report functions also requires the provision of Financial Services support for the City’s Financial ERP system including meeting the corporate training needs of new users to that ERP system. The Accounting Operations Supervisor is responsible for the accounts payable and accounts receivable for the City as well as financial services invoicing and general accounting support to City departments.

1. Ensure that both external financial reporting and internal management accounting reporting is prepared in a timely and accurate manner following recognized accounting procedures.

Direct and coordinate reconciliations and analysis of all general ledger accounts resulting in the preparation and maintenance of complete and accurate working papers.
Prepare financial statements, schedules, and statistics in accordance with statutes, Ministry requirements and Public Sector Accounting Board recommendations.
Prepare review and present Consolidated Financial Statements and supporting statements, budget variance and annual comparative variance reports to the Audit Committee and present the Annual Financial Report and Statement of Remunerations to Council.
2. Provide Financial Services Accounting System/ERP support that includes:

General Ledger, A/R, Sales Order and Common Module design, set-up and maintenance
Report development, generation, standards, maintenance, support and training
Provide training and support for new corporate users to the City’s Financial ERP system
3. Develop and implement procedures and processes to support accounts receivable collections

Continuous review of procedures and processes to determine deficiencies, problems and opportunities.
Recommend and implement changes to related policies as well as manual and computerized processes.
Establish and maintain appropriate follow-up system for collection of general accounts receivable which minimize the number of uncollectible accounts.
Provide appropriate and effective liaison with the City’s collection agency related to collection agency responsibilities and reporting, including collection of payment on municipal infractions including parking tickets
4. Ensure accurate and timely payment of the corporation’s accounts payable obligations including Provincial sales tax and Federal Goods and Services tax payments.

Develop, design and implement policies and procedures to facilitate proper control and timely distribution of payments through the accounts payable process
Provide superior customer service relative to disbursements to all internal and external customers.
Track corporate cash balances to ensure availability of adequate funding levels for the City’s day-to-day operations

5. Manage budget:
Operating budget: $920,000
Responsibility: Primary

6. Manage human resources:
Ten (10) Direct Reports
Recruit, hire, develop, inspire, assess, discipline and reward employees.
Professional accounting designation.
In depth knowledge of PSAB, GAAP and GFOA regulations and practices.
Familiarity with the Community Charter/Local Government Act, Provincial Ministry reporting requirements, as well as knowledge of, and familiarity with PC based software (Excel, Word).
Leadership, supervisory and management training.
Skills & Abilities: Professional Credibility, Technical Expertise, Innovation, Decision Making, Project Management, Financial/Administrative Accountability. Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.

Service Excellence
Solutions Oriented
Communication Excellence
Relationship Building and People Management
Strategic Thinking

Posting Date 12/12/2018 Closing Date 01/07/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit copies of relevant information as Other Documents 1, 2, 3, and/or 4.

Please ensure that you have a resume and Driver’s Abstract to attach, as these are required documents when applying to this posting.
If you do not currently possess a Driver’s License, or are waiting to receive a Driver’s Abstract, you are still eligible to apply. Please upload a word document stating “driver’s abstract is on order” or “do not possess driver’s license”.

We offer progressive employment practices and a great work environment. This is an exempt position that offers a competitive salary and benefits package.