Accountant II

Job description

Accountant II

Date Posted: 01/21/2021
Req ID: 2601
Faculty/Division: Asst VP - Operations & Services
Department: Facilities & Services
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The University of Toronto is a trailblazer not only in academia and research but also in ensuring operational excellence. U of T’s Facilities and Services group works diligently to make sure all stakeholders have a safe, clean, comfortable, attractive and sustainable environment in which to learn, teach and play. The Facilities & Services portfolio includes the operation and stewardship of over $3.5 billion in physical assets at the St. George campus situated in the heart of Canada’s largest city. We manage and provide service to over 120 buildings totaling 12 million square feet plus the operation and management of an extensive district energy system supporting more than 150 buildings. Not only are we One of Canada's Best Employers, we are one of Canada's Greenest Employers.

Your opportunity:

As an integral member of the finance team, you will perform a variety of functions that are essential to the financial management. Reporting to the Business Officer / Accounting Supervisor, you will be responsible for Processing Accounts Payable Invoices, Preparing Purchasing Orders, applying the generally accepted accounting principles to all financial tasks, processing reimbursements, verifying Inventory counts, Ordering office supplies, responding to enquiries within the defined scope of the role, checking that proper approvals are obtained prior to transactions and many other duties.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Processing accounts payable according to the University Guide to Financial Management
  • Preparing and/or processing journal entries
  • Processing expense reimbursements
  • Preparing and recording deposits on a regular basis
  • Maintaining and ordering supplies within established limits
  • Identifying and resolving individual financial discrepancies
  • Liaising with clients and vendors to resolve minor complaints and address issues

Essential Qualifications:

  • Advanced College Diploma (3 years) in Business or Accounting; or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of related experience in clerical/accounting.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Financial Information System (SAP).
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy under pressure of high volume of transactions.
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex accounting principles.
  • An ability to organize, work well under pressure and execute a wide variety of complex projects simultaneously and to manage conflicting priorities within required timelines.
  • Very strong customer service orientation and has the highest degree of integrity and commitment to confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as an integral member of a team.
  • Highly detail oriented, excellent judgment, initiativeand decision-making skills.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Adaptable
  • Diligent
  • Efficient
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

Closing Date: 05/11/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 09 -- $58,242 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $74,482. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time