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City of Toronto Career Opportunities: CPA ASSOCIATE (27548) in Toronto, Ontario

Career Opportunities: CPA ASSOCIATE (27548)

Requisition ID 27548 - Posted - Finance, Accounting & Purchasing - Non-Union - Full-time

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Job ID:27548

  • Job Category:Finance, Accounting & Purchasing

  • Division & Section:Finance & Treasury Services, Financial Control & Process Improvement

  • Work Location:City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

  • Job Type & Duration:Full Time, Temporary, 30 Months

  • Salary:$66,757.60 - $78,442.00, Wage Grade 4.5, TM5152

  • Shift Information:Monday - Friday, 35 Hours per Week

  • Affiliation:Non-Union

  • Number of Positions Open:3

  • Posting Period:May-10-2022 - May-31-2022

    The City of Toronto offers a Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Pre-approved Program. Over a 30-month term, the City of Toronto rotational program will provide CPA students with the experience they need to qualify as a Chartered Professional Accountant. This experience will be gained through rotational assignments made available in Corporate Accounting (Financial Reporting), Internal Audit, and Financial Planning and Analysis. The City of Toronto also provides CPA students with recognized preparatory and training programs and study leave to assist in their preparation for CPA examinations.

    Major Responsibilities:

    CPA Associate at the City of Toronto will be part of the CPA Pre-Approved Program with experience rotations between two of the following divisions:

    Accounting Services Division

  • Researches complex accounting issues, evaluates, calculates, and recommends appropriate accounting treatment.

  • Reviews new and/or revised Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) and recommends the impact on City of Toronto accounting policies and on consolidated financial statements.

  • Supports the development of City of Toronto corporate accounting policies, and updates policies for new standards to be adopted (as required).

  • Prepares annual financial statements and reporting requirements, including the consolidation of relevant agencies, corporations and other consolidated entities.

  • Prepares and analyzes relevant note disclosures and ratios for routine and non-routine financial statement elements and reporting.

  • Assists in the preparation of ad hoc financial analysis, staff reports, and presentations for submission to City executives, Committees or Council.

  • Assesses general ledger balances and transactions for compliance with PSAS.

  • Assists the Supervisor or Manager with various tasks/operational requests and attends meetings where confidential financial information is discussed.

    Internal Audit Division

  • Assists and participates in the establishment of audit objectives, scope and criteria, report writing, the development of recommendations and the evaluation and presentation of audit results.

  • Completes audit procedures (interviews, walkthroughs, testing, questionnaires, examining documents and reports, site visits, etc.) developed for each audit objective in accordance with the project plan.

  • Performs and provides input to a wide range of financial and operational reviews at the City of Toronto to ensure the reliability of financial information, a strong internal control environment, and compliance with corporate policies and procedures.

  • Supports planning, coordination and execution of audits for the organization’s major business and accounting processes to identify opportunities for improvement including cost savings and improvements to the efficiency/effectiveness of operations.

  • Ensures internal controls are designed and maintained in accordance with City by-laws, policies, and best practices to ensure key risks are being managed.

  • Provides content for detailed audit reports, executive summaries and presentations for all levels of management and presents results and recommendations to management in support of providing assurance that enterprise risks are being managed.

    Financial Planning Division

  • Assists in the implementation of corporate budget systems/ reporting tools that support strategic corporate and political decision-making.

  • Assists in preparation of corporate and divisional financial planning and analysis for capital/operating budget estimates and submissions that align with council directives, corporate guidelines, and City service and operational needs based on the most cost-effective use of City resources.

  • Monitors and evaluates in-year expenditure and revenue performance, reports on causes for variances and recommends mitigating strategies to clients and management.

  • Supports the development of strategic approaches, analytical techniques, and fiscally sustainable solutions to meet the City’s fiscal challenges/opportunities, including cost containment, full cost recovery, and revenue maximization.

  • Reviews and analyzes costs and revenues for both operating and capital budgets, including resources required to deliver identified services and appropriate business case analysis.

  • Supports cash flow forecast validation to monitor and report on the City’s overall cash availability.

  • Reviews budget impact on programs/agencies’ service delivery and performance measures and prepares finding summary that guides the City’s strategic objective discussions.

    Key Qualifications:

  • Admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP); Post-secondary undergraduate degree from a recognized business or accounting program that meets the qualifications for enrollment into the CPA Professional Educational Program (PEP)

  • Experience participating in a diverse range of leadership activities, such as student club involvement and financial case competitions, showcasing the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently, work in cross-functional teams, develop project plans, and manage key timelines and deliverables

  • Experience conducting research, data analysis, and summarizing findings

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Excellent research and analytical skills

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and work collaboratively with others in a multidisciplinary team, provide work direction to work teams associated with projects, and facilitate group meetings or working sessions with clear agendas and outcomes.

  • Proficient computer skills to use a variety of software packages (e.g. MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills

  • Effective decision-making, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills with a results- oriented approach and strong customer service orientation

    Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City'sMandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment toemployment equity (https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US) .


    The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.Disability-related accommodation during theapplication processis available upon request. Learn more about the City’sHiring Policies and Accommodation Process (https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US) .