Accountant, Research Financial Support

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Accountant, Research Financial Support

Research Financial Services

Temporary full-time from June 2022 to May 30, 2024
2 Positions
Hiring #: 2022-0226

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Research Financial Services provides assistance and guidance to meet the financial administrative requirements of sponsored research awards. We prepare financial reports for research awards while supporting the University community by ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures, government regulations and the requirements of all research sponsors. Our team consists of Senior Managers, Accountants and Financial Officers.

Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Research Financial Services, the Accountant, Research Financial Support will ensure proactive support is provided to researchers in the daily management of research grants, ensuring expenses are charged appropriately, approvals are in place, and developing best practices to support various types of research funding.  The annual amount of research revenue at the University of Guelph is approximately $165M.  This position will oversee the accountants within responsible to ensure expenses are charged to only eligible grants, grants are managed within allowable time periods,

This incumbent is joining a team of service providers and this individual must provide a high level of customer service to all stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure compliance is maintained and all financial requirements are met in a timely and accurate manner. The incumbent of this role will have proven management, supervision and coaching experience, excellent organizational skills and strict attention to detail as well as the ability to prioritize and adapt to competing demands, while embracing a customer service philosophy.  The incumbent must also have excellent problem solving and analytical skills, exercise initiative and communicate effectively with numerous stakeholders.

Requirements of the position include a university undergraduate degree (Masters preferred) and a professional accounting designation (CPA), together with a minimum of six (6) years related experience; experience with developing financial frameworks and monitoring variances; comprehensive knowledge of current computer financial software, MS Office Suite and experience in public sector research financial management required. Knowledge of the various sources of research funding and specific requirements is considered key to success in this role.   Appreciation of higher education Policies and Procedures are considered an asset.  The incumbent will also bring a positive attitude and high energy level to their role every day as they complete their tasks ensuring that the University is effectively managing its reporting and compliance requirements for all research funding.

Classification               P05
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 06 22
Closing Date: 2022 07 06

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