Accounts Clerk

EMPLOYER: Town of Arnprior


Reporting to the Manager of Finance, the Accounts Clerk provides clerical support in the financial management of the Municipality by providing day-to-day administration of the water billing system, bank reconciliation, and other general accounting duties as assigned.


The primary responsibilities (see Job Description for complete listing):

  • Process water/waste water billing, from meter reading uploads to receipt of payments.
  • Maintain accurate ownership and tenant records.
  • Prepare requested reports or reconciliations related to water billing.
  • Solve discrepancies as they arise and resolving outstanding water billing issues.
  • Prepare and reconcile bank statements.
  • Backup relief for Cashier/Receptionist; answer all incoming calls on main lines, responding to public

                inquiries, processingpaymentsreceived,balancingcashandcreatingdailybankdeposit.

  • Dealwithandmaintainahighstandardofrelationswiththepublic,staff,ElectedOfficialsand supervisory staff.
  • Perform the responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory standards set out in the

                applicable Provincial legislation and Municipal by-laws.

  • Performs the responsibilities of the position consistent with the operational policies of the Town of Arnprior.
  • Carry out and/or assist in the general office duties of the Finance Branch.
  • Liaise with Public Works staff, and other departments as required.
  • Assist the Manager of Finance as required and perform other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Two-year post-secondary school business diploma or related field.
  • Minimum two years of general accounting experience.
  • Must possess knowledge of accounting procedures and practice, as well as their application to a system of general accounts, budget accounts and cost accounts.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of water billing procedures ,and the general ledger.
  • An understanding of relevant legislation including the Ontario Municipal Act, and appropriate by-laws, policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge for providing customer services, being able to assess needs, and being able to handle complaints/difficult situations to meet effect service delivery standard.
  • Capable to maintain confidentiality and maintain a professional demeanour at all times when handling public enquiries and complaints.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with both internal and external customers to ensure proper workflow and productivity is maintained.
  • Able to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Highly organized with a demonstrated ability to prioritize, set schedules, handle multiple projects and competing demands, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient computer skills able to use various accounting software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.
  • Able to follow directives and work within internal operating procedures, policies, guidelines, and adhere to applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.


Asset Qualifications

  • Work experience with Municipal government.
  • Education in Municipal government (AMCTO).


Job Type:  Full-time, Fixed-term (12 months with possible extension) 


START DATE: 11/01/2022

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