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Financial Assistant TERM

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

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Financial Assistant TERM

Date Posted: 05/08/2024
Req ID: 37268
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: Budget, Planning & Finance
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Position Number: 00056481


About us:

U of T Mississauga—the second largest campus of Canada’s top-ranked university and the only research university in Ontario’s booming Peel Region—is one of the world’s great catalysts of human potential.

Our employee community hums with the energy of 3,400 faculty, librarians and staff, who power our campus with curiosity, connection and care. We work together to spark life-changing research and innovation, make an indelible mark on the world by building equitable cities and societies, enable healthy lives, create a sustainable future and ignite entrepreneurship. Above all, we prioritize student success, and seek to give our 16,500 students the lift of a lifetime through learning anddiscovery. We love to open opportunities available nowhere else for our community to achieve their ambitions and make their unique contributions to Canada and the world.

This work all comes together on a spectacularly green campus, alongside theMissinihe-ziibi (Trusting Creek or Credit River), where we seek to honour truth, reciprocity and reconciliation on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We’re thrilled to welcome those who want to learn more about us and to be part of what we do.

Your opportunity:

As a Financial Assistant, you will be working closely with the various departments across UTM to ensure business transactions are aligned with the general accepted accounting principles, the University’s financial and purchasing guidelines as well as funding policies. You will bring a strong understanding of financial management, analysis and auditing, and a high degree of professionalism and customer service to facilitate the achievement of these goals.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and/or processing journal entries
  • Generating standard financial reports
  • Processing expense reimbursements
  • Identifying and resolving individual financial discrepancies
  • Responding to enquiries within the defined scope of the role and redirecting as appropriate
  • Applying the University Guide to Financial Management and other applicable policies, agency and regulatory requirements

Essential Qualifications:

  • Advanced College Diploma (3 years) or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience including recording financial transactions (accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries) using a computerized information system.
  • Experience dealing with a large volume of transactions, customer service, and responding to inquiries in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail and ability to maintain accuracy under pressure of deadlines.
  • Solid understanding of accounting, purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, internal controls, and HST.
  • Good understanding of the concepts involved in forecasting and variance analysis, and internal recoveries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial accounting, management accounting, accounting software applications, and finance & business communications.
  • Ability to quickly master system skills, including ability to quickly gain a good understanding of systems
  • Substantial working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential, including the ability to consolidate and link multiple spreadsheets and to use advanced functions and formulas.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and also collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Highly professional approach, use of tact, superior organizational skills, ability to work with minimal error under pressure, good judgment, initiative, flexibility, ability to deal in an effective and cooperative manner with a variety of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and also collaboratively in a team environment.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Diplomatic
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

Closing Date: 05/17/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 09 -- $65,407 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $83,646. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit

This is TERM position (1 year)

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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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 embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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

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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.


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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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