Clerk Treasury (Accounts Payable) Job at City of Richmond BC – Richmond, BC

The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community. The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply.


This accounting-clerical position includes processing and maintaining accounting-clerical and financial records and data for the Accounts Payable Section. A Clerk Treasury – Accounts Payable also provides general information and assistance to internal and external contacts concerning charges, accounts, invoices, statements and related matters. Accuracy in the work is essential and considerable independence of judgement and action is exercised in the performance of routine tasks within well defined rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Complex problems and policy matters are referred to a superior who reviews work performance in terms of accuracy and conformance to established accounting-clerical and related procedures and requirements.

Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Ensure the processing of invoices/payment to suppliers is completed accurately and in a timely manner.

Administer financial policies.

Ensures accurate application of GST and PST.

Ensures the integrity of financial information in PeopleSoft for reporting purposes.

Assist in providing payment advice and to internal departments.

Assist in preparation of working papers/schedules for yearend audit.

Maintains effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Working knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices used in processing accounts payable transactions.

Working knowledge of policies and procedures governing invoicing procedures.

Working knowledge of the accounting principles, practices, and terminology and regulations governing departmental accounting systems.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Working knowledge of office methods and procedures.

Knowledge of GST and PST application in a municipal setting.

Ability to timely and accurately process the invoices, credit notes, and accounts payable transactions in multiple systems and making related journal entries.

Ability to make arithmetic calculations with speed and accuracy and maintain sustained attention to detail.

Ability to prepare standardized accounting statements and reports of limited complexity.

Ability to create and maintain spreadsheets related to work.

Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and provide routine information and assistance on matters related to the work.

Ability to work collaboratively in a team, prioritize work, take initiative to resolve issues, meeting tight deadlines and thrive in an evolving environment.

Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines with quality performance.

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Possess excellent inter-personal skills to represent the City in a professional and courteous manner.

Ability to successfully pass a Police Information Check (PIC) for the financial sector.

Qualifications and Experience:
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent supplemented by post-secondary coursework, preferably in Accounting and/or Business and two (2) years of related experience is required. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.

Experience working with ERP systems an asset.

Working Conditions:
Duties are performed in an office environment. May encounter upset or unpleasant customers. Extended periods of visual effort and mental concentration is required.

Additional Information:
Employee Group: CUPE Local 718

Position Status: Regular Full-Time

Duration of Appointment: N/A

Salary Range: $29.80 – $35.07

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 8:15am – 5:00pm, compressed work week

Application Posted: 9/29/21

External Closing Date: 10/8/21

PCC#: 42/TBD

About the Company

Company: City of Richmond BC –

Company Location:  Richmond, BC

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