Accounting Coordinator

University of Victoria - Victoria, BC (26 days ago)

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Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is a world-leading organization supporting ocean discovery and technological innovation. ONC is as a not-for-profit society that operates and manages innovative cabled observatories on behalf of the University of Victoria that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to various scientific instruments located in coastal, deep-ocean, and Arctic environments. ONC’s cable arrays host hundreds of sensors distributed in, on and above the seabed along with mobile and land based assets strategically located, instruments that address key scientific and policy issues (subsea earthquakes and tsunamis, ocean acidification, marine biodiversity, etc.) within a wide range of environments.

We are proud to offer:
Annual economic and salary increase within the salary range;
Great work-life balance with 35 hr work week and 10 days’ vacation to start, plus annual holiday closure between Christmas and New Years’ Day;
Generous leaves compensation including maternity, parental, adoption, sick, and personal;
Professional development opportunities;
On-site child care and a long list of comprehensive benefits for you and your family including medical, dental and pension;
In addition, we offer a wide variety of discounted programs and memberships.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Finance Team Leader, the Accounting Coordinator is responsible for supporting the accounting and financial planning and reporting for Ocean Networks Canada (ONC). The position plays a key role in providing timely accounting services to the members of ONC, and provides interpretation and advice to ONC budget managers on UVic and ONC accounting policies, practices and procedures.

Under the direction of the Finance Team Leader, responsibilities include preparation of financial reports and variance analysis, budget tracking and maintenance, accounts receivable, transaction and expense reconciliation, reviewing and maintaining budget forecasts, salary reallocations and risk management support.

Job Requirements

Excellent verbal and written communication
Organized, detail-oriented and able to employ excellent time management skills to meet deadlines
High level of accuracy in performing calculations, data entry and reviewing of details
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Self-motivated and able to work effectively as part of a team
As an integral member of the ONC Finance team, it is essential that the incumbent be a team player and possess a positive attitude and a genuine desire to provide quality support to all stakeholders
Ability to maintain a high standard of confidentiality

Specialized Knowledge/Education:
Accounting Technician Certificate or at least first year standing in a recognized accounting program.
Completion of a 2 year accounting program is preferred.
Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards, financial controls, and their application to financial accounting and reporting.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Minimum of 5 years’ of accounting and finance experience is required including financial analysis and planning, accounting transaction processing, budgeting, and financial report preparation.
Knowledge of UVic Finance and Purchasing policies and procedures would be considered an asset
Experience working with UVic accounting and finance systems (FAST) is an asset.
Experience working with large research projects is an asset.
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

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Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Additional Information
ONCS-2019-UPD FOR JDa-Accounting Coordinator PB9.pdf