Finance Clerk

Full Time – Permanent (35 Hrs/Week)

Competition TOS2021-41

Strathmore is a vibrant, welcoming community that is recognized as a regional hub for business and recreation. Continued investment in recreation facilities, parks projects, commercial revitalization, and community programming provides an exceptional quality of life for our residents and visitors. Strathmore is in southern Alberta on the traditional lands of the Siksika Nation, surrounded by Wheatland County and a short distance east of Calgary.

The Town of Strathmore strives to be a leader in municipal administration and operations. Our team of experienced, engaged professionals deliver a diverse range of services and programs that continue to help us set new milestones for quality of life. Our recently completed Strathmore Municipal Building will bring all Administrative functions under one roof, providing new opportunities for collaboration across the organization.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Admin. Supervisor, the Finance Clerk will work as part of a team to provide optimal and efficient accounting and administrative support for the Town Office. This role will assist with the functions of the finance and administrative team in order to ensure exemplary service is provided to internal departments, as well as to external customers and clients. 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide customer assistance at the Town Office front counter and complete necessary paperwork ensuring forms are forwarded to the appropriate department
  • Provide excellent customer service in responding to phone, mail, and in-person inquiries
  • Responsible for the preparation, collection, and reconciliation of daily cash receipts
  • Receive, sort, and distribute daily mail/deliveries
  • Order office supplies and keep inventory of stock
  • Responsible for answering all incoming calls and routing them appropriately
  • Assist the Utilities and Tax Departments with various duties when needed
  • Assist the Administrative Supervisor with cemetery administrative duties
  • Actively participate in the fulfillment of the administrative team’s responsibilities

Competencies & Behaviours:

  • Detail focused with an organized approach and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Positive attitude with a commitment to providing exceptional customer service
  • Can work independently as well as cooperatively in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial processes and reconciliations including strong numeracy skills and high level of accuracy
  • Strong diplomacy, relationship-building, and customer service skills
  • Good time management skills

Required Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Post secondary education, preferably in accounting or office administration, with minimum three (3) years related experience in a finance or administrative role
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Related experience with Financial Software, Great Plains, Diamond (Central Square), MS Dynamics, and M-Files would be an asset
  • Consent to disclosure of a Criminal Record Check and provision of a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract

 How to

The Town of Strathmore has implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Exemptions are available for those who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (i.e., medical, religious). The successful candidate will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption as part of the recruitment process.

Hours:

The work week is Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week.

Compensation:

The Town of Strathmore total compensation package includes a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and LAPP pension eligibility.

Application:

Please submit a cover letter and complete resume of experience and qualifications, quoting  Competition TOS2021-41 to: careers@strathmore.ca

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

 

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