Finance Officer - Comptroller's Office

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Date of Posting: 
May 17, 2017
Comptroller's Office
Finance Officer
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with qualifications

July 2, 2017 to August 31, 2018

The Comptroller’s Office is seeking applications for a Finance Officer. Reporting to the Comptroller, this position will be responsible for the following duties:


• Preparation of financial analysis and reports with attention to details and deadlines, including:
     • Data queries using various software
     • Building new report templates
     • Account analysis and reconciliations
     • Preparation of journal entries
     • Preparation of year end working papers
     • Support yearend audit processes
• Provide support to budget processes, including:
     • Preparation and review of budget reports
     • Assisting in budget costings
     • Preparation of budget changes
     • Communicate with budget holders as necessary
• Provide support during the conversion to a new financial system, including:  
     • Support analysis of financial data conversation between systems
     • Update historic reports with new chart of accounts information
     • Provide support to other Finance staff as needed
• Other related duties as assigned


• Business degree with concentration in accounting. A professional designation would be an asset, but is not required
• 3 years related experience
• Experience in audit working paper preparation
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written
• Ability to remember numerous details, both qualitative and quantitative
• Advanced proficiency in spreadsheet, data analysis software and other business software

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

E. Finkle-Hammer

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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