(Casual) Accounting Clerk

(Casual) Accounting Clerk

02 Sep 2021
District of Columbia, Merritt 00000 Merritt USA

(Casual) Accounting Clerk

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Job Description

The City has an exciting opportunity for a casual Accounting Clerk to join the Finance Team.

Casual employees are scheduled on an as-needed basis to relieve employees who are on leaves, vacation, or during peak periods of increased workload; there are no regularly scheduled hours or guarantee of hours.

As an Accounting Clerk, you will be responsible for accurate and timely data entry tasks, journal entries, accounts receivable invoicing, processing residential and commercial utility bills and maintaining records.

As a member of the Finance team, you will work to ensure the highest level of quality and accuracy. You will support the monthly revenue and expense reporting and maintain accurate and complete accounting files and records. With an eye for detail, you will match invoices to purchase orders or vouchers, perform data entry, process and record transactions, reconcile bank statements with the general ledger. You will provide support for projects, assist in processing accounts payable and receivable and setting up vendors. In this multi-faceted role, you will interact with internal and external stakeholders as you perform reception duties such as answering phones and responding to inquiries and clerical functions such as ordering office supplies and collecting and date stamping mail.


  • A two (2) year Business Diploma in Accounting or second year of accounting designation, supplemented by a minimum of 2-3 years’ recent related experience in accounting and/or bookkeeping preferably in a local government environment and some related experience in customer service and handling cash. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices including double entry bookkeeping and reconciliation of accounts and sub-ledgers.
  • Ability to perform electronic data entry at 45 wpm.
  • Proficient with accounting and payroll software, Microsoft Office suite including Excel and a variety of office equipment.
  • Ability to provide customer service and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with the greater team.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task, manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Critical thinking, analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with others with courtesy, tact and diplomacy.

For new hires and those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, employment is conditional on a satisfactory police information check.

Additional Information

The rate for this position is $29.06per hour (2020 rates), and it is in the union bargaining unit.Casual employees are scheduled on an as-needed basis to relieve employees on leaves, vacation, or during peak work periods for overload situations;there are no regularly scheduled or guaranteed hours.

Join our team!

It is an exciting time to be a part of our team!At the City of Merritt, you'll find a diverse and forward-thinking team committed to inclusive, collaborative, and innovative approaches to meet challenges, achieve our mission, and make a difference in the community.

If your previous experience has prepared you for success in this role and you are committed to working in a manner that supports a respectful, healthy and safe environment, we invite you to apply.

Applications are accepted on our website atwww.merritt.ca/employment/.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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