the general direction of the Associate Director, Advancement Services, the
accountant performs a variety of complex tasks in general areas of
Responsibilities include: providing accounting assistance to the Associate
Director; resolving discrepancies; financial or management reporting;
maintaining the chart of accounts; establishing new funds; monthly
financial reporting, analysis and reconciliation of the development and
The accountant will work with a variety of university departments and
staff on a regular basis.
Specific duties and responsibilities
fund related problems and follow up with departments on new
projects/funds to be created.
Reconciliation of donations received and calculation of interest and
timely transfer of funds to appropriate accounts.
Reconcile all pending accounts on a monthly basis.
the chart of accounts.
Establish new funds, process donation journal entries, investigate
discrepancies and prepare detailed records and reports as required.
in the preparation and reconciliation of all monthly financial
in creating, monitoring and updating financial related policies and
Initiate and participate in data clean up projects.
occasional back up or assistance to other Advancement Services staff
which requires a well rounded knowledge in the areas of systems,
accounting and tax receipting and other donor related issues.
Exercises judgement and initiative in interpreting policy
and guidelines on financial matters.
Has in-depth understanding of institutional financial policies and
procedures and makes appropriate decisions based on this knowledge.
Has regular contact with development staff, senior
divisional administrative and financial officers, central financial staff
and student services.
Education and experience:
secondary education in accounting or equivalent experience. Working
towards CPA designation.
years administrative and accounting experience preferably within a
have analytical experience, be accurate with figures, well organized and
exercise sound judgment in decision making.
Software expertise in Microsoft Excel, Access and Word.
to deal with people tactfully and effectively.