Tax and Accounts Receivable Clerk – City of Cranbrook

30 June 2023

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Tax and Accounts Receivable Clerk

POSTING # 23-30
POSTING TYPE Internal & External
HOURS OF WORK 35-hour work week, as per schedule
HOURLY RATE $33.2874 – $36.4972 per hour, Pay Grade 8 – Schedule “A” Inside Employees

Reporting to the Financial Services Manager, the Tax & Accounts Receivable Clerk is responsible for a variety of administrative and accounting functions related to City property taxes, utilities, and accounts receivable.

Position duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation and reconciliation of annual property tax calculation summary and issuance of annual property tax notices;
  • Preparation of tri-annual utility invoices and bi-monthly metered utility invoices;
  • Preparation of annual property tax sale;
  • Preparation of year end working papers relating to property taxes, utilities, and accounts receivable; and
  • Maintenance of property tax, utility and receivable subledgers. 


  • Grade 12 Diploma or GED
  • Accounting Diploma, or equivalent.


  • Three (3) years’ accounting experience including
    • Analyzing and reconciling accounts;
    • Year-end procedures and adjustment entries;
    • Processing accounts receivable; and
    • Adjustments to receivable subledgers.
  • Municipal/government accounting experience, specifically in property taxation and utilities, is considered an asset and is strongly recommended.


  • Accurate and efficient written/keyboarding skills.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting and office practices/procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete documents, forms, and records.
  • Ability to use computers and applications in a proficient manner, including accounting software, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise considerable tact, courtesy, and diplomacy when dealing with members of the public, other agencies, and staff.
  • High degree of initiative and sound judgement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


CLOSING DATE  7/31/2023, 4:00pm (MT)

Interested applicants are requested to submit a covering letter and resume to:
Human Resources
City of Cranbrook
40 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M8
E-mail: (Submissions in Word or .pdf format only)
We express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is covered under the Collective Agreement between the City of Cranbrook and C.U.P.E. Local 2090 – Cranbrook Inside/Outside Workers.

The City of Cranbrook
The City of Cranbrook is in the southeast corner of British Columbia amongst the majestic Rockies and Purcell mountains, near Alberta and the Canada/USA border. With a population of approximately 20,000, Cranbrook is the largest community in the East Kootenay. Known as the “Basecamp of the Kootenays”, Cranbrook provides an inviting lifestyle in a beautiful setting that has made our City a welcoming and growing place in which to live, work and play.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This Policy provides the foundation for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”) at the City of Cranbrook to ensure a safe, respectful, and inclusive community and workplace. The City of Cranbrook will work towards becoming a community that supports and fosters a diversity of perspectives and provides equal opportunities for its residents. The aim is for the City to provide programs and services that meet the diverse needs of the community. The City of Cranbrook is equally committed to an inclusive workplace that welcomes, respects, and values a diverse workforce that reflects the qualities and differences of the broader population it serves.