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Financial Officer - Research (TERM)

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Financial Officer - Research (TERM)

Date Posted: 07/13/2021
Req ID: 4966
Faculty/Division: OISE
Department: Dept. of Appld Psychology & Human Devt.
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

About us:

The Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development (APHD) is a research-intensive Department, boasting some of the finest, internationally-known scholars in their fields who teach in our five graduate programs: Child Study and Education (Teacher Education program); Counselling and Clinical Psychology; Counselling Psychology; Developmental Psychology and Education; School and Clinical Child Psychology. Our programs focus on basic and applied research pertaining to children, adolescents and adults.


Your opportunity:

Under the supervision of the Departmental Business Officer and reporting to the Manager, Departmental Academic Operations and Administrative Services, the incumbent provides day- to-day financial administration of research funds, and has responsibility for processing invoices, debit memos, cash deposits and internal transactions for the departmental operating grants and faculty research grants and contracts. The Financial Assistant is also responsible for coordination/processing of expense reimbursements and travel authorizations, preparing casual employment contracts and ensuring time sheets for casuals, U-Source orders, purchase orders, and other financial duties are executed according to all relevant policies. The Financial Officer will also prepare a range of reports to assist Principal Investigators, the Business Officer, and Manager with financial planning, forecasting and reconciling month end reports.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring, recording, reconciling and/or reporting on funding accounts for grants and contracts
  • Verifying research funding proposals are complete,accurate and adhere to sponsor guidelines
  • Forecasting, planning and monitoring multiple complex budgets
  • Implementing plans and process improvements for financial administration activities.
  • Applying the University Guide to Financial Management and other applicable policies, agency and regulatory requirements
  • Generating standard financial reports
  • Identifying and resolving individual data anomalies and discrepancies
  • Verifying that provisions of applicable collective agreements and/or policies are applied.Meeting regularly with PIs to create and monitor spending plans.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Commerce or Accounting; must be in progression through a recognized accounting program (i.e. CPA) or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three years related experience with financial analysis and reporting, preferably in a complex, fast-paced educational environment with a strong research focus.
  • Thorough understanding of accounting fundamentals.
  • Strong business acumen; demonstrated integrity and commitment to confidentiality.
  • Ability to accurately interpret and apply guidelines, procedures, and regulations in a variety of situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to document processes and procedures (i.e. procedural manuals)
  • Capacity to manage a wide variety of tasks simultaneously and to prioritize effectively under pressure.
  • Highly proficient computer skills, including: MS Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, database management, Financial Information System or similar financial software database.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and numerical competency.
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to details.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate complex financial procedures to a range of audiences with minimal to professional financial knowledge.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment,demonstrating initiative.


To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Communicator
  • Diplomatic
  • Efficient
  • Motivated self-learner
  • Problem solver

Notes: This is a one year term appointment.

Closing Date: 07/22/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 11 -- $66,326 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $84,818. 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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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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Organization

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.

 

U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

 

Are you looking for a challenging, meaningful career in a supportive and diverse environment?

Work where the world comes to think.

Work where the world comes to discover.

Work where the world comes to learn.

 

Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.

 

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