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Scout Talent

Financial Analyst

Posted 13 hours ago

Job Description

  • A remarkable organization dedicated to its people and the community it serves
  • Earn a competitive salary of $40.60 an hour, and comprehensive benefits! 
  • Become a key part of a forward-thinking, inclusive, and diverse team that values every perspective
About the District of Lake Country

The District of Lake Country is located near the centre of the Okanagan Valley and is made up of four distinct neighbourhood communities: Oyama, Winfield, Carr's Landing and Okanagan Centre. Lake Country is a beautiful, unique place, rich in its own cultural history. We embrace change while respecting our agricultural roots and characteristics that make Lake Country so desirable. 

We have approximately 100 employees working for the District, including full time, part-time, casual and seasonal staff who provide services to Lake Country residents and visitors. Our employees deliver high-quality service to our citizens. Our commitment to our employees and the community helps us maintain a positive work environment for our staff. The District of Lake Country is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity. We are very proud of our employees and thrive on providing a work-life balance while maintaining excellent customer service.

We offer a comprehensive compensation package, including training and development because developing our staff is of high importance. Join our team of exceptionally talented, innovative and energetic people!

To learn more about us, please visit:

About the Opportunity

District of Lake Country has an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time Financial Analyst, based in Lake Country, BC.

Reporting to the Manager of Finance and alongside other Finance Department staff, you will be primarily responsible for preparing and analyzing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports in accordance with District policies, procedures, and bylaws. 

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing technical and analytical support services for financial management, ensuring compliance with District policies, procedures, and bylaws
  • Assisting in preparing annual financial statements, year-end reporting, and financial plans
  • Conducting bank reconciliations and maintaining the capital asset inventory
  • Collecting, compiling, and analyzing financial data for accurate reporting, forecasting, and planning related to audits, capital projects, municipal services, and financial plans
  • Preparing financial accounting entries, including account allocations, bank reconciliations, and general ledger account reconciliations
  • Reviewing, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling capital asset acquisitions and amortization
  • Verifying and accurately recording the acquisition and disposal of fleet vehicles
  • Creating reports, recommendations, and applications to support management in fulfilling statutory responsibilities
  • Assisting auditors with their responsibilities and preparing financial statements and year-end working papers
  • Maintaining, monitoring, and recommending changes to financial control systems to ensure compliance with procedures, policies, and bylaws
  • Handling public inquiries and internal contacts with tact and discretion, ensuring accurate information exchange and excellent customer service
  • Conducting complex financial analysis on various assigned tasks and collaborating with departmental and interdepartmental staff on projects
More About You

To qualify for this role, you must have a minimum of four years of experience in an accounting role, preferably with a local government or accounting firm. Additionally, a university degree in a related discipline such as Business or Accounting is required, along with enrollment in the Chartered Professional Accountant Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

The following knowledge and skills will be considered to be strong assets:

  • Advanced financial analysis skills, proficient in preparing complex spreadsheets, graphs, and reports, providing valuable recommendations to management
  • Proficiency in various District-related specialty software and financial accounting systems, including Excel, Caseware, and Dynamics Great Plains
  • Ability to interpret legislation and policies related to the role, demonstrating effective analytical skills and managing changing priorities under tight deadlines
  • Expertise in creating engaging PowerPoint presentations, showcasing financial data and analysis effectively
  • General knowledge of community and community organizations, along with a deep understanding of legislation affecting local government
  • Solid knowledge of finance and accounting principles, methodologies, Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) standards, and Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

As our ideal candidate, you have strong organizational abilities and are adept at scheduling and completing work within deadlines, with keen attention to detail in financial analysis.

Above all, we value a collaborative attitude and exceptional communication skills, fostering positive working relationships with staff and tactfully conveying information and policies to the public.

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive salary of $40.60 an hour (90% rate applies to a 6-month probation rate salary), along with a great host of benefits, including:

  • Generous vacation and wellness leave, and the option to enroll in our Earned Time Off program
  • 100% Employer-covered health and paramedical benefits
  • Professional and education development support
  • An attractive pension program 
  • A collaborative, supportive, and inclusive work culture
  • Regular team bonding events such as service awards, employee recognitions, year-end staff lunch, and more

If you are interested in progressing your career with a stable organization, apply today! 

About Scout Talent

Who is Scout Talent? Despite what you might be thinking, Scout Talent is not a traditional recruitment agency. Born out of a great idea and an understanding of what employers really want, we provide customized, intelligent recruitment marketing, employer branding and candidate management services to clients throughout Canada and around the World. Our key strength lies in our ability to create unique candidate attraction strategies that enable clients to tap into the best talent pools. We're proud to say that 90% of our clients are repeat business which is testament to the value of our service. At ST, we're revolutionizing the recruitment industry. Our purpose: Connecting people to grow companies, careers and communities.


Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing

Company Size

11-50 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-18

Current Openings

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