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Financial Analyst - A/R & Business Licences

Financial Analyst - A/R & Business Licences

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Competition #17/217

Internal / External Posting

Closing date: November 22, 2017


Financial Analyst – A/R & Business Licences (Temporary – up to 6 months)

Finance Department



Perform administrative and accounting functions relating to the general accounts receivable and business licence systems including issuing business licences.



Generate business licence notices and other billings for receivable systems including taxes, utilities and general accounts; invoice sidewalk cafes and leases; set up accounts in Accounts Receivable ledger; enter and post daily receipts and adjustments onto computer; balance sub-ledger to general ledger and prepare reconciliation reports; calculate and apply interest; review and follow up overdue and delinquent accounts by letter or telephone; forward to collection agency or notify solicitor if further action is needed; write off uncollectible accounts following City policy; issue and account for municipal decals and remit payments to UBCM.


Respond to enquiries from businesses, the public and other departments regarding business licensing, utilities, property taxes and other general accounts; interpret and explain applicable bylaws, statutes and regulations; review business licence applications and determine what approvals are required from city, regional and provincial agencies; determine licence category and collect appropriate fees; set up accounts and enter licence information on computerized licence system; issue business licence or recommend rejection.


Review and follow-up on rejected and pending applications; review council minutes and proposed bylaw amendments; make recommendations on changes to bylaws and licensing policy; prepare statistical reports as required; maintain procedure manuals and applicable bylaw copies; participate in corporate committees as required.


Participate in the development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures and standards of accounts receivable; assist in the planning, implementation and improvement of receivable systems as required.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is performed according to established procedures and is assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through discussions with supervisor.

Issues such as deviations from policy and established procedures are discussed with supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Touch keying on a calculator. (often)

Sit with arms unsupported while keyboarding. (occasional)

Mental Effort:

Meet accounting and operational deadlines. (often)

Deal with complaints and negative comments. (rare)

Short periods of intense concentration while performing calculations and analysis. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on a variety of source data and computer for short periods. (frequent)

Work Environment:




Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply accounting techniques related to municipal accounting.

Advanced level operation of current City of Victoria financial and spreadsheet programs.

Interpret related legislation and policies.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.

Third level CGA/CMA program. (3 years)


2 years of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

$36.16 per hour, Pay Grade 12

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

All applications must be submitted to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm, on the closing date noted above.