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Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa

Director, Accounting Services



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The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual university in the world, where it is possible for students to study in English, in French, or in both languages. Located in the capital of Canada, a G8 nation, we have ready access to the great institutions of our country.

Our breakthroughs in health, science, social sciences and the humanities attract global attention, reflecting our ranking among Canada’s top 10 research universities and our ongoing drive to discover.

Job Description

Position Purpose

Transforms institutional strategies by planning the management of operations involving accounting activities for the University as a whole. Directs and controls accounting operations for all University funds, namely operations relating to accounting for revenues and expenditures, all student accounts and payments to vendors, in a highly decentralized environment. Proposes and implements financial and accounting strategies for complex financial transactions. Manages and controls capital fund budgets.
Develops strategies that integrate several transactional perspectives, including internal controls, procedures and the overall accuracy of financial statements.
Plans, organizes and directs the preparation and verification of the University’s financial statements, the financial statements of the two pension plans, as well as those of two numbered companies, in accordance with current accounting standards, and prepares various financial reports for different funding agencies in accordance with the instructions specific to each.
Acts as one of the University’s five signing officers authorized to sign official bank statements and other financial documents.


Essential Qualifications

University degree in accounting or finance and CPA designation
At least ten years’ experience in the education sector or with a large corporation, including at least six years in a financial management position
In-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
In-depth knowledge of, and experience in, financial management
In-depth knowledge of both federal and provincial commodity tax regulations
Experience in managing human resources
Experience in drafting, interpreting and applying policies and procedures
Experience in managing customer service and complaints, and in designing and interpreting customer satisfaction indicators
Ability to develop new projects, to conduct short-, medium- and long-term planning, and take appropriate action to meet targets
Excellent ability to exercise professional judgment when explaining, interpreting and applying policies and procedures and when evaluating business risks
Skilled in interpersonal relations, communications, leadership and negotiation
Excellent ability to analyze, synthesize and solve complex problems
Organizational, time management and multitasking skills in order to meet tight deadlines
Experience in using complex financial systems, along with software such as spreadsheets, word processors, databases, email and the Internet
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)

Position Reports to: Associate Vice-President, Financial Resources

Competition Number: J0817-0072

Closing Date: August 27th, 2017 

Please apply on our website: http://www.uottawa.ca/human-resources/jobs

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Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa
Posting Date: 03-Aug-2017Accounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time $104,477 - $143,659/yr 1Member or Student03-Aug-2017
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