Taxation Clerk (6 Month Term)

Full Time - Term (6 Months)

Competition TOS2023-13

Strathmore is hiring!

Do you pride yourself on being organized and enjoy working with numbers? Want to explore and gain experience in the world of taxation? This is for you!

Strathmore has an exciting opportunity seeking an experienced Taxation Clerk.

Why Strathmore?

Strathmore is a growing, 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, visitors and staff.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Utilities Supervisor, this position will play an integral role in the collection, recording and processing of property taxes and land title changes for the Town of Strathmore.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Collecting, recording and processing of property taxes
  • Preparing, recording and processing of tax, assessment and supplementary notices and processing 305 assessment changes
  • Downloading and processing Land Title changes
  • Preparing Tax Notifications, sets up payment schedule/agreements and processes annual tax notification list as set out in the Municipal Government Act, including the filing of proper documentation with Land Titles
  • Preparing and posting of Tax Certificates
  • Recording supplementary assessments and balance to Assessor’s Trial Balance
  • Preparing of monthly reconciliation of trial balances to the general ledger system
  • Processing of Penalty Charges and interest on Tax Accounts
  • Assisting the other finance department clerks when required
  • Preparing, recording and processing of the monthly tax payment plan
  • Quarterly and year-end reconciliation of tax accounts receivable, assessment-tax revenue account balancing and tax certificate drawing accounts
  • Organizing and maintaining computer operations related to the tax system
  • Ordering and designing tax and assessment forms as required
  • Outlining and coordinating required changes to the tax software with the Town’s programmer
  • Resolving tax inquiries
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Utilities Supervisor

Successful applicants will demonstrate on their resume:

  • Post-secondary education with a concentration in accounting
  • Continual professional development in relevant field
  • Two years accounting experience
  • Two years experience with computers (ex: Microsoft Windows and MS Office Suite)
  • Experience with Diamond and Great Plains

Our Interview questions are STAR based (Situation, Task, Action, Result) intended to assess the following behaviours:

  • A self starter with the ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills with proven examples of strong advocacy, research, development, and analysis skills

Job Perks:

  • Free admission to all recreation facilities (Aquatic Centre, Sports Centre, Family Centre Arena)
  • Opportunity to build and expand your professional profile through interesting and rewarding work
  • Flexible hybrid work environment for eligible roles (Yes! This is one!)


Please submit a cover letter and complete resume of experience and qualifications, quoting Competition TOS2023-13 to:

This competition will remain open until suitable candidate is selected.

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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