Financial Services Officer

Date Posted: 04/29/2024
Req ID: 37162
Faculty/Division: Innis College
Department: Innis College
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00045510




About us:

The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart of Canada’s leading university and one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in the world. The strength of Arts & Science derives from our combined teaching and research excellence in the humanities, sciences and social sciences across 29 departments, seven colleges and 46 interdisciplinary centres, institutes and programs.

We can only realize our mission with the dedication and excellence of engaged staff and faculty. The diversity of opportunities and perspectives within the Faculty reflect the local and global landscape and the need for curiosity, innovative thinking and collaboration. At Arts & Science, we take pride in our legacy of innovation and discovery that has changed the way we think about the world.

Your opportunity:

Found in 1964, Innis College provides an informal home to about 2,200 undergraduate students within the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. We deeply value student involvement and leadership, taking pride in being the only undergraduate college on campus that ensures equal representation of faculty, staff, and students on all College governance bodies. We focus on establishing leadership skills in our students, while remaining attentive and responsive to all ideas and concerns. At Innis, we create a strong sense of shared purpose and community.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Advising staff on accounting practices and University financial policies and procedures
  • Monitoring department budget to ensure expenditures remain within budgeted allocations
  • Recording detailed transactions for many accounts including payroll
  • Monitoring, recording, reconciling and/or reporting on funding accounts for grants and contracts
  • Identifying and resolving individual financial discrepancies
  • Preparing financial summary reports
  • Processing payroll
  • Verifying that HRIS transactions are processed according to applicable policies, procedures, collective agreements, and applicable legislated requirements


Essential Qualifications:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in commerce, accounting and/or finance or acceptable combination of equivalent experience. Professional accounting designation or working towards a designation preferred.
  • Minimum four years of recent and related experience with financial and payroll administration, preferably in a post-secondary environment.
  • Experience monitoring and reconciling budgets to ensure expenditures remain within budgeted allocations.
  • Experience monitoring, recording, reconciling and/or reporting on funding accounts for grants and contracts.
  • Experience with verifying and processing all accounts payable and receivable activities, and expense reimbursements.
  • Experience processing payroll for appointed and non-appointed staff, generating reports, and troubleshooting and resolving payroll discrepancies.
  • Experience analyzing complex statistical reports and/or financial information for financial planning and funding terms compliance.
  • Experience with forecasting and planning financial activities incorporating budgets with multiple sources of revenue and/or recoveries.
  • Experience with implementing plans and process improvements for administrative workflows.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.
  • Experience working with HRIS, FIS, or other similar SAP administrative systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience successfully communicating complex financial data, policies, and procedures to stakeholders with varying levels of financial knowledge.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills in order to meet competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, accuracy with figures, and detail oriented.

To be successful in this role you will be:



  • Accountable
  • Diplomatic
  • Motivated self-learner
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Proactive


Closing Date:
 05/08/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 13 – $83,150 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $106,336. 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

Lived Experience Statement

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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