Accounting Clerk – Cashier – City of Coquitlam

23 June 2023

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Accounting Clerk – Cashier

Regular Full-Time
We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓ q̓ əmin̓ əm̓   word kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓ əc̓ iy̓ aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
We are currently seeking a self-motivated, responsible and well-organized Cashier Clerk to join our revenue Services team. This position performs various duties, including clerical, cashiering and providing information and assistance to the public. The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: receiving and preparing tax, utility and other payments for processing; calculates real property charges such as penalties, and interest; preparing tax and utility account adjustments; providing excellent customer service both in person, by telephone and through email; batch balancing, filing, clerical work and other related duties while supporting the needs of a busy department.
The ideal candidate will have completed Grade 12 supplemented by business administration or accounting courses and a minimum of two years’ office experience in related clerical or cashier work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. We are looking for someone with basic accounting knowledge, accurate calculator and data entry skills, solid cash handling skills, prior experience dealing with the public, and possessing strong teamwork skills with the ability to work independently when required. Prior municipal experience and/or experience using Tempest software would be an asset.
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The City offers a competitive salary of $27.98 to $32.87 (2022 CUPE rates) per hour plus an excellent benefits package.
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on July 12, 2023.
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.