Senior Research and Grants Accountant, Financial Services

University of Winnipeg - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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The University of Winnipeg is seeking an experienced Senior Research and Grants Accountant to join their team within the Financial Services Department.

The Senior Research & Grants Accountant administers research and award accounts, and prepares and delivers reports such as: Tri-Agency reporting and Indirect Cost Reporting to the Granting Councils. This position acts independently to provide information, and reporting and internal control processes for research grants and other awards. The Senior Research and Grants Accountant position supervises the Research and Grants Accounting Assistant.

Supervision and administration of Research and Designated Fund Accounts including:
Providing support and financial guidance to researchers
Monitoring account transactions and working with individual Researchers and the Research Office to resolve errors and over expenditures
Reviewing and approving all research expenditures for eligibility and availability of funds
Reviewing and authorizing all designated fund payments and purchases
Supervising and mentoring the Research and Grants Accounting Assistant
Preparing and submitting annual and periodic financial statements
Assigning general ledger account codes for all approved research projects and designated fund accounts, maintaining and updating chart of accounts
Preparation of billings and administration of receivables
Recording grant payments received
Establishing and maintaining files for each grant and designated fund
Assist in the preparation and input of annual budgets for research and designated funds

An undergraduate degree
A professional accounting designation in Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience including: monitoring account transactions, correcting errors, reviewing and approving expenditures, and preparing financial statements and reports
Experience with Research Grants would be considered an asset
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including advanced experience with Microsoft Excel
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong problem-solving, decision making and analytical skills
Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment, and build and maintain relationships with diverse groups
Ability to supervise staff
Ability to work independently under limited supervision
Ability to balance the needs of researchers to complete their work, with the accountability needs of the funding agencies and University

An acceptable combination of relevant education, training and directly related work experience may be considered.

To apply, please visit our website: to submit your resume and cover letter indicating your salary expectations.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.