Salary: $46,337.21 to $52,488.28 annual ($1,776.10 to 2,011.87 bi-weekly)
Classification: Financial Officer R14
Status: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Closing Date: November 6th, 2018
Position #: 00111672
Competition #: DBC 2018-27
If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with your cover letter and CV prior to 4:30 pm on November 6th, 2018.
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British Columbia is the kingdom of abundance. Where glaciated mountains stand over an unruly Pacific. Rainforests wrap cities. Nature shapes culture. The wild breathing life back into the wild within.
Through inspirational storytelling and an industry-leading digital marketing strategy, Destination British Columbia engages global explorers, connecting them to a place still wild.
At Destination British Columbia we are a team of collaborative, insight-driven, results-focussed marketers. We are recognized globally for our strong, authentic brand, award-winning creative and leading-edge strategy. We work hard, support each other unreservedly, and consider it a privilege to educate travellers about the spectacular province we call home
Destination BC is an inclusive workplace founded on the highest degree of collaboration and innovation. Destination BC believes that diversity is strength and welcomes applications from all qualified job seekers. If you are an applicant with a disability, we are committed to ensuring workplace accommodations are in place to enable you to do your best work.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Corporate Services program area within the Corporate Development division provides a comprehensive range of financial, administrative and support services to Destination BC. Through collaborative working arrangements with central services agencies within the Provincial Government, the Corporate Services team is responsible for ensuring that core corporate services are delivered to the Corporation.
Reporting directly to the Financial Analyst, the Accounts Analyst delivers and administers corporate financial services. The Accounts Analyst is responsible for maintaining, monitoring and reconciling critical balance sheet accounts, working closely with both internal and external clients to correct errors and ensure data integrity, providing guidance on financial procedures and processes to ensure adherence to Destination BC core policies, providing advice and recommendations on the operational implications of new initiatives, assisting with Quarter-End and Fiscal Year-End analysis and reporting activities, participating in the development of written, technical documentation to describe new or improved financial processes.
Maintain financial activities such as contract monitoring, accounts payable in Canadian and foreign currency, accounts receivable and collections, cash and bank reconciliations (both Canadian and foreign).
Analyze recoveries, expenditures and general ledger transactions and coding to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with financial policies.
Review and approve contracts, supplier invoices and requested payments to ensure compliance with Destination BC financial policies and procedures, including appropriate supporting documentation and expense authority approvals.
Review and monitor corporate credit cards for adherence to financial policies.
Provide quality control reviews and assistance to correct errors including preparation of documents such as debit/credit memos, refunds or journal vouchers as required.
Deliver exceptional internal and external client service by responding to, investigating, and resolving client inquiries and/or requests regarding financial accounts in an efficient and effective manner that meets our client’s needs.
Communicate with Destination BC staff to provide support, financial training, and financial guidance to ensure accuracy, effectiveness, and compliance with corporate policies.
Ensure knowledge is current, and reflects updates made to Destination BC policies and procedures in order to provide accurate advice and guidance to Destination BC staff.
Identify and recommend changes to policies, procedures and systems to enhance controls and efficiency of financial management practices.
Assist with Quarter-End and Fiscal Year-End analysis and reporting activities including review and reconciliation of fiscal year-end accruals and preparation of audit working papers.
Participate in special projects or assignments.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Post-secondary degree or diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference may be given to applicants with formal education or training in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting, and/or Bookkeeping.
Minimum 2 years of experience in accounts receivable and payable.
Minimum 2 years of experience in providing service to both internal and external clients.
Demonstrated experience building and working in effective teams and providing advice to colleagues and staff.
Demonstrated experience working with the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Experience using SAP Business ByDesign software will be considered an asset.
Experience with Adobe Acrobat XI Pro and the creation of Adobe fillable forms and documents will be considered an asset
Abilities and Skills:
Working knowledge of accounting principles, procedures, and financial policies.
Strong organizational, time management and client service abilities to enable multi-tasking in a busy work environment with changing priorities.
Ability to consider various approaches to problems and subsequently determine the most efficient and effective solution.
Strong verbal and written communication skills: ability to communicate effectively, and impart knowledge or facts in a way that is easily understood and respectful, through information exchanges, conversations, e-mail, training setups and written documentation.
Ability to analyze financial information, identify discrepancies, and recommend corrective action.
Knowledge of the tourism industry, specifically British Columbia, would be considered an asset.
Successful completion of security screening may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required.
Analytical Thinking is the ability to comprehend a situation by breaking it down into its components and identifying key or underlying complex issues. It implies the ability to systematically organize and compare the various aspects of a problem or situation, and determine cause-and-effect relationships (“if…then…”) to resolve problems in a sound, decisive manner. Checks to ensure the validity of accuracy of all information.
Results Orientation is a concern for surpassing a standard or excellence. The standard may be one’s own past performance (striving for improvement); an objective measure (achievement orientation); challenging goals that one has set; or even improving or surpassing what has already been done (continuous improvement). Thus, a unique accomplishment also indicates a Result Orientation.
Flexibility is the ability and willingness to adapt to and work effectively within a variant of diverse situations, and with diverse individuals or groups. Flexibility entails understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives on an issue, adapting one’s approach as situations change and accepting changes within one’s own job or organization.
Service Orientation implies a desire to identify and serve customers/clients, who may include the public, co-workers, other branches/divisions, other ministries/agencies, other government organizations, and non-government organizations. It means focusing one’s efforts discovering and meeting the needs of the customer/client.
Teamwork and Co-operation is the ability to work co-operatively within diverse teams, work groups and across the organization to achieve group and organizational goals. It includes the desire and ability to understand and respond effectively to other people from diverse backgrounds with diverse views.
Problem Solving/Judgement is the ability to analyze problems systematically, organize information, identify key factors, identify underlying causes, and generate solutions.
Initiative involves identifying a problem, obstacle or opportunity and taking appropriate action to address current or future problems or opportunities. As such, initiative can be seen in the context of proactively doing things and not simply thinking about future actions. Formal strategic planning is not included in this competency.