Financial Officer (12 Month Term) Job at University of Toronto – in Toronto, ON

Date Posted: 09/02/2021

Req ID: 15561

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Department: Dept of Materials Science & Engineering

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

About us:
The University of Toronto’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering is at the forefront of addressing global issues that have a direct impact on our lives today. Our cutting-edge research in advanced materials creates technological solutions for environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion and energy availability. Our faculty members are world leaders in materials applications and processing, our commitment to both research and teaching excellence fosters innovative thinking.

Your opportunity:
Reporting to the Director of Administration, the Financial Officer provides financial support to the department of Material Science Engineering by drafting financial reports, updating data into FIS, HRIS and supporting departmental payroll process.

Your responsibilities will include:
Recording detailed transactions for many accounts

Coding financial information for processing in FIS and HRIS

Checking that proper approvals are obtained prior to processing transactions including payroll

Generating standard financial reports

Obtaining required authorizations and signatures to process financial documents

Maintaining filing system

Handing sensitive and/or confidential information

Identifying and resolving individual financial discrepancies

Essential Qualifications:
Advanced College Diploma (3 years) or acceptable combination of equivalent experience. Knowledge of accounting principles will be considered an asset.

Minimum two years of relevant experience including accounts receivable, payroll, FIS and HRIS or similar systems

Experience applying and interpreting financial policies is required

Experience handling confidential data and pulling reports from it

Experience with processing accounts payable (e.g. invoices, expense reimbursements, purchase orders) and accounts receivable (e.g. deposits)– specifically reviewing supporting documents for compliance, data inputting, and generating standard system reports

Experience with data entry

Demonstrated ability to work individually and as part of a team

Exceptional communication and customer service skills

Ability to multitask with strong organizational and time management skills to address a variety of tasks, while meeting deadlines

Exceptional attention to detail and database management skills

Demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities

Strong computer skills: SAP (FIS and HRIS) or equivalent systems; MS Word and Excel

Accurate data

Demonstrated ability to exercise a high level of confidentiality, professionalism, good judgement, initiative, tact and discretion

Assets (Nonessential):
Related experience in a university environment including experience applying and interpreting financial policies

Accounting training an asset

To be successful in this role you will be:






Problem solver


Closing Date: 10/21/2021, 11:59PM ET

Employee Group: USW

Appointment Type: Budget – Term

Schedule: Full-Time

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 09 – $58,824 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $75,227. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit

About the Company

Company: University of Toronto –

Company Location:  Toronto, ON

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