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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.

Mayor Pam Mood becomes NSFM President

For Release Thursday, Nov. 7 -  Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM) has a new president.

Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood was elected by members in an uncontested race during NSFM’s annual conference and AGM at the Westin Halifax Hotel. Mood, a municipal politician since 2012, was vice president of NSFM’s board last year.

75614029 2685005621726567 2047768118138241024 nShe credited outgoing President Waye Mason, a Halifax councillor, for being the strong driving force behind several initiatives at NSFM.

“I can promise that the forward movement is not going to slow down at all,” she told hundreds of members during her standing-ovation speech. “I’m committed to pushing forward and working with the government.”

Mood paid tribute to her grandfather, Fred Emin, for leading by example and encouraging her to get involved in municipal politics. Emin was mayor of the Town of Yarmouth for almost a quarter century and was president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, the precursor to NSFM, in 1971-72.

NSFM represents the provincial interests of all 50 municipalities in the province and the 379 mayors, wardens and councilors who govern them.

On Wednesday during the conference, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Chuck Porter announced the government’s support for an all-party committee to review the property assessment CAP. An all-party committee recognizes what NSFM has been saying for years, that a solution to the CAP is needed now, says NSFM CEO Juanita Spencer.

NSFM’s strong board, made up of regional representation from across Nova Scotia, played a role in keeping municipal issues front and centre, Spencer said. “And I know it’s going to be another transformational year under Mayor Pam Mood’s leadership and the momentum we have going will continue.”

Emily Lutz, the deputy mayor of Kings County, was elected vice president of NSFM. In addition to Mood (president), Lutz (vice president) and Mason (past president), other members of the board elected at the conference include:

Regional Caucus Chair: Councillor Clarence Prince, CBRM
Rural Caucus Chair: Deputy Mayor Geoff Stewart, County of Colchester
Towns Caucus Chair: Mayor Brenda Chishom-Beaton, Town of Port Hawkesbury
Regional Rep: Councillor Russell Walker, HRM
Regional Rep: Councillor George MacDonald, CBRM
Rural Rep: Warden Jim Smith, District of East Hants
Rural Rep: Councillor Patti Durkee, District of Yarmouth
Towns Rep: Mayor Jeff Cantwell, Town of Wolfville
Towns Rep: Deputy Mayor Lennie White, Town of Westville
AMA Rep: Alain Muise, CAO District of Argyle

About the NSFM

NSFM logoThe Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM) has been the collective voice for municipal governments across the province since 1906. With 379 members comprised of Mayors, Wardens and councillors, NSFM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within provincial jurisdiction. Members include all 50 of Nova Scotia's municipalities. Learn more by visiting their website: https://www.nsfm.ca/index.php

For more information, contact:

Amy Pugsley Fraser | Communications Advisor
NOVA SCOTIA FEDERATION OF MUNICIPALITIES

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Town Hall Closed November 11th

Please note: Town hall will be closed on Monday, November 11th for Remembrance Day. 

Town of Yarmouth Honours Veterans

As Remembrance Day approaches, the Town of Yarmouth has been busy doing its part to reach the goal of planting 1.1 Million Tulips honouring 1.1 Million Canadians who served during the Second World War.

Donations Needed: Meal-a-Day for 100 Days

As the winter months get closer, plans are underway for another round of "Meal-a-Day for 100 Days". 

TAX SALE - Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

In the matter of the Municipal Government Act being Chapter 18 of the Acts of 1998 of the Statutes of Nova Scotia and amendments thereto.

The Town of Yarmouth recognizes our employees as our greatest resource in our organization.  We are committed to the investment in our people.  We seek candidates with knowledge and expertise in their field as well as individuals with a collaborative approach to working with others.  We offer diverse career opportunities with competitive salary and benefits packages. 

All employment opportunities within the Town of Yarmouth will be posted here as they become available.    

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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