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Job ID: 16574
Job Category: Finance, Accounting & Purchasing
Division & Section: Accounting Services
Work Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St, Toronto, M5V 3C6
Job Type & Duration: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: $82,409.60 - $96,805.80 Annually, TM0942, Wage Grade 6
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Affiliation: Non-Union
Number of Positions Open: 5
Posting Period: 05-Oct-2021 to 26-Oct-2021


The Accounting Services Division of the City of Toronto is responsible for the preparation of the City’s annual consolidated financial statements, ensuring that all transactions are accounted for in accordance with Public Sector Accounting Standards, and to meet provincial and federal legislative reporting requirements.


Recognized for your ability to thrive in a service-oriented, politically sensitive environment where you will advise Divisional staff regarding proper accounting requirements, you’re fully prepared to take on this key mandate and make your mark on the City’s complex financial reporting activities and processes.

Reporting to the leadership team of Accounting Services, you’ll leverage your background in generally accepted accounting principles and accounting/financial analysis and reporting to develop financial information and reports, assist in the preparation of the City’s consolidated financial statements, develop and update the City's accounting policies, operationalize new accounting standards, as well as prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports including submissions to Statistics Canada and the Province of Ontario. You’ll also keep abreast of relevant provincial statutes and regulations, by-laws and Council directions, and ensure controls are designed and maintained in accordance with City by-laws and policies.

This position will call upon you to investigate issues raised by internal and external auditors and to lead special projects and assignments. You’ll take advantage of your experience in overseeing a team to provide complex accounting advice and guidance to Accounting staff and City Divisions, and to supervise support staff (including scheduling, staff training and performance development).

Among the many strengths you bring to the role of Financial Analyst, Corporate Financial Reporting, the following are the key qualifications of the position:


  1. Post-secondary education in a discipline relevant to the job function (e.g., Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting) and a Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada designation (e.g., CPA, CA) / working towards the receipt of a Canadian designation.
  2. Considerable accounting, auditing, and/or financial reporting experience in a public or private sector accounting environment.
  3. Considerable experience with municipal accounting and/or generally accepted principles and practices, applicable legislation, etc. including Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
  4. Considerable experience performing financial and accounting analysis to support decision-making processes as well as to confirm accuracy, completeness, cut-off, existence, and valuation of accounts.
  5. Considerable experience performing research including report writing, data collection, analysis of information from various sources and critical thinking/analysis.
  6. Experience with providing supervision to employees to ensure deliverables meet quality requirements and are completed on a timely basis.
  7. Knowledge of financial and internal controls.
  8. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels.
  9. Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills with the ability meet tight deadlines under time constraints.
  10. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word and Excel with an emphasis on excel reporting) and computer-based accounting systems (e.g., SAP and Oracle).
  11. Analytical, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills with the ability to develop, recommend and implement effective solutions and problem-solving skills.
  12. Sound judgement and the ability to handle matters of a confidential or sensitive nature.
  13. Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimum supervision and to set priorities, plan and execute tasks.
  14. Ability to work overtime when required.
  15. Familiarity with Ontario Statutes including Occupational Health and Safety Act, employment standards, labour and human rights, and other applicable government legislation.


NOTE: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy >.

Salary Range: $82,409.60 - $96,805.80 per year

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How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 16574, by Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

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