Accounts Payable Clerk

Victoria, BC

The next exciting step in your administrative career

Serving the Justice and Public Safety Sector (JPSS), the Corporate Management Services Branch (CMSB) strives to provide excellence in corporate services and partner in the outcomes of both the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General. CMSB provides central corporate services to all staff and branches/programs in the JPSS. We lead the preparation of budget submissions and financial reporting, and provide oversight, progress reports, and expert advice while performing day to day functions for our clients related to finances, strategic human resources, facilities (including Shared Services), and corporate risk and security.

The Accounts Payable Clerk works under the general direction of the Finance Manager to process Accounts Payable and other financial transactions by verifying the origin of expenses and confirms with client branch staff and vendors that goods and services were provided, the position also processes journal vouchers, purchase cards and business account transactions, creates spreadsheets and performs other related duties. Building and maintaining excellent relationships with clients and partners, this position is the first point of contact in providing efficient and effective service.

Job Requirements:

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent GED.
  • Experience with financial transactions, reconciliation and accounts balancing techniques.
  • Experience coordinating a variety of financial and administrative functions in an office environment.
  • Experience working in a high volume, result-oriented environment.
  • Experience with computerized spreadsheet, database, and word-processing applications.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Post-secondary course work in bookkeeping, accounting or financial administration.
  • Six (6) or more of months accounts payable experience.
  • Experience with government accounting, financial and administrative systems (CAS or equivalent), policies, procedures and practices.

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About this Position:

This posting is to establish an eligibility list.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

Working for the BC Public Service:

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status], Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more

How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.

Cover letter required: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting. 

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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