McMaster University - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Schedule 8:30am - 4:30pm
Education Level 2 year Community College diploma in Accounting or a related field of study
Career Level Requires 4 years of relevant experience.

Job Description

Should the successful applicant be a Unifor Unit 1 bargaining unit member, who meets the eligibility conditions of Article 19.02 of the Unifor Unit 1 Collective Agreement, then the Limited Term Assignment will be defined as a Career Growth Opportunity in accordance with Article 19 of the Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

Job Summary:
Responsible for applying specialized knowledge and understanding of financial policies and procedures to coordinate and process University financial transactions. Analyzes, records, classifies, and summarizes accounting data according to established procedures. Ensures accuracy and compliance with existing guidelines, policies, and procedures.

Representative Duties & Responsibilties
Coordinate the collection, verification, analysis and reporting of financial data.
Interpret and communicate applicable financial policies, procedures and guidelines to others.
Assist with internal and external audits by preparing audit files and responding to auditor inquiries.
Develop and deliver training and information sessions.
Analyze data and assess for reasonableness.
Develop budgets for review and approval.
Implement and maintain budgets. Create financial projections and make adjustments to budgets throughout the fiscal year.
Exercise appropriate controls, monitor, and reconcile accounts.
Write a variety of document and reports such as procedure manuals, accounting reports, and financial statements.
Perform various analyses and reconciliations of accounts.
Generate reports and account statements and review for accuracy.
Provide training and guidance to others on relevant accounting procedures and the use of financial systems.
Generate reports and account statements and review for accuracy.
Calculate, prepare and issue invoices, cheques, account statements and other financial statements according to established procedures.
Receive, send, sort, verify, process and prepare various documents such as purchase orders, invoices, cheque requisitions, receivables, and payables.
Process, verify, and balance financial records and business transactions, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
Investigate discrepancies using established procedures.
Monitor and reconcile statements and participate in the reconciliation of accounts.
Prepare and generate a variety of scheduled and ad hoc reports.
Update, maintain, and verify information in a variety of spreadsheets and databases.
Balance and control cash receipts, including floats, petty cash and cheques.
Apply standard mathematical skills such as calculations, formulas, and equations to perform a variety of calculations.
Create spreadsheets including complex formulas and equations.
Answer complex inquiries via telephone, email, and in person that are specific in nature and require a specialized knowledge of policies and procedures.
Maintain filing systems, both electronic and hard copy.

2 year Community College diploma in Accounting or a related field of study.
Requires 4 years of relevant experience.

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey - Statement of Collection for additional information.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or
Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or
School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs.