The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Accounting Technician


Department: Dean’s Office, College of Medicine

FTE: 1.0

Status: Term, up to 1 year with the possibility of extension and/or becoming permanent

Competition No.: 16630-T

Salary Information: $3,985.80 to $5,373.55 per month (Operational Services, Phase 5). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose: The Accounting Technician provides financial administration support to the College of Medicine. The Accounting Technician will ensure implementation and adherence to the College and University financial processes, compile financial reporting, perform efficient bookkeeping and financial transactions, and apply basic internal controls throughout the College.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Strategic Director of Finance & Operations in the Dean’s office, the Accounting Technician requires an ability to understand, interpret and apply university and College policies and guidelines as well as external funding agreement requirements. The position requires effective time management and multi-tasking to meet crucial deadlines and requires a high degree of accuracy. The work will have various deadlines, peak periods and situations that require both the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. The work requires responsiveness and attention to detail in a client-service oriented environment.

Typical Duties:

  • Responsible for accurate and consistent book keeping, basic analysis (e.g. variances), accounting transactions and compiling reports on financial operations and research activities
  • Ensure compliance with funding agreements and generating reports for funding agencies and college stakeholders
  • Provides input for budget planning, and ongoing tracking of both budget, forecasts and key performance indicators
  • Complete transactions in adherence to College and University processes
  • Maintain and share leading practices to enable continuous improvement of financial processes and systems to drive efficiency and effectiveness

Education: A Business Accountancy diploma from a recognized institution or bachelor of commerce degree with an accounting major is required. Enrollment in a professional accounting program leading to the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) accounting designation is an asset.

Experience: One to two years of directly related experience, ideally within a complex environment at a large organization and working knowledge of accounting principles and procedures. A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Skills: In depth experience with electronic spreadsheets is essential. Proven ability to work in a high volume setting and manage multiple projects with competing demands and deadlines; relationship building attributes; ability to recognize and implement changes in policies/procedures which result in the improved delivery of administration. Effective interpersonal and communication skills; strong analytical and organizational abilities; capacity to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail under the pressure of external and internal deadlines; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision; proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access); familiarity with CPA Canada financial reporting requirements and with fund accounting.

This position is in scope of CUPE 1975.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 27, 2017 at 4:30pm.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Samantha Marcoux at 966-2932.  

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.