Project Finance Administrator, Research Accounting, Finance

  • Company:
    University of Calgary
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Accounting / Banking

Job ID:16637Updated:October 16, 2018Location:Main CampusPosition OverviewResearch Accounting  within  Financeis currently seeking four (4) Full-time RegularProject Finance Administrators.This position reports to the Manager, Project Finance Administration, and will work with the Researchers and their staff to allocate or reallocate expenses via journal entry, budget entry, invoicing, reconciliation of accounts, and timely and accurate administration of project set-up, which affects the accounting control and financial reporting of the University’s sponsored research and other restricted funds.Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Provide advice and liaise with Research Services, faculties, departments, and project holders regarding project set-up and administration, University policies and procedures, and University financial systemsPerform all aspects of project set-up, delegation, invoicing, journal entries, budget upload, project closures, etc. based on authorized documentationTimely and accurate project set-up, invoicing, journal entries, budget entries, project closures, in accordance with the requirements of the granting agency and/or the University administrationMaintenance of projects, including amendments, budget revisions, processing of Team Authorization Forms, invoicing, and journal entries in accordance with the terms and regulations provided by the source of funds and the policies of the UniversityAdministrators maintain trustworthy and productive working relationships with all stakeholders including University Administrations, the project holders and the granting agency/sponsor contacts and handle project-related communication and relationsOften be expected to provide explanation of documents, provide information and support as required by management and various auditors including internal, auditor general, and those of the granting agenciesWork in partnership with Project Holders, their administrative staff and their delegates to ensure that funds are expended and accounted for in accordance with the terms and regulations provided by the source of funds and the policies of the University and/or granting agencyEnsure that grant or award criteria are met, match the approved project budgets, and be within specified timeframes for Projects, affected by the transactionQualifications / Requirements:Bachelors degree and three to five years of experience working in a business and/or financial environment – equivalencies will be consideredUnderstanding of basic accounting concepts, and knowledge of GAAPStrong analytical, problem solving and client service skillsExcellent organizational, written and verbal communication skillsAbility to work effectively in a high volume environment, handling multiple tasks, and using tact and diplomacy in all situationsAbility to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environmentAbility to produce results quickly and accuratelyPeopleSoft knowledge an assetIntermediate Microsoft Office skillsPrevious experience with research administration and knowledge of Research funding agencies and their regulations would be an assetKnowledge of University culture and cross-departmental policies would be an assetApplication Deadline: October 23, 2018We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.Additional InformationThis position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under theSpecialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourManagement and Staff Careers website. About the University of CalgaryThe University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.