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Accountant II

The Accountant II is responsible for all water/sewer and tax billing records and procedures, preparation of financial audit working papers, reviewing procurement documents, and providing general support to the finance department as well as external customers.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • Bachelor of Commerce or Business Administration degree
  • A minimum of two years financial accounting experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as previous experience with accounting software programs
  • Ability to review and analyse data
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment
  • Strong time management skills, to manage changing priorities while maintaining accuracy and meet deadlines

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Generates and distributes property tax bills and water/sewer bills in accordance with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and Municipal Government Act;
  • Prepares financial audit working papers regarding property taxes, water, sewer and capital assets;
  • Reviews procurement documents to ensure compliance with Town policy and Provincial Regulations;
  • Generates miscellaneous invoices as required;
  • Manages and administers all Town Tax Rebate/Phase-in programs;
  • Imports and reconciles the PVSC annual assessment roll to TownSuite accounting software;
  • Reviews the Detail Trial Levy document to verify accuracy before billing;
  • Updates property tax, garbage, water and sewer rates in TownSuite;
  • Posts property tax adjustments from PVSC's filed roll changes;
  • Responds to inquiries from property owners, law firms, financial institutions and real estate agents regarding property tax, water and sewer accounts;
  • Imports ownership changes and mailing address changes on a weekly basis as well as updating property owner's contact information for property tax and water/sewer billings;
  • Issues tax certificates as requested by law firms;
  • Electronically transfers the water meter reading from the Meter Reader's handheld to Townsuite;
  • Compares property owners' current reading to their previous reading and identifies issues consumption charges (e.g. leaks, stopped meters);
  • Updates water account information based on completed work orders (e.g. meter installation and removals);
  • Sets up new water and sewer accounts;
  • Reviews the Trial Meter Invoices document to verify accuracy before billing;
  • Generates final water/sewer bills for properties being sold;
  • Ensures water service contracts are completed by property owners when a property is purchased;
  • Posts water / sewer adjustments as needed;
  • Provides advice and assists other Town departments and the general public when requested;
  • Provides information on any of the above to citizens and staff as required;
  • Provides back up support to Accounts Receivable Clerk as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.

This is a temporary 20 month position filling a leave of absence.

To apply please forward a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank all candidates for their interest;  however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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