Finance Officer - Comptroller's Office

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Date of Posting: 
July 15, 2015
Comptroller's Office
Finance Officer
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications


Reporting to the Manager of Budget and Financial Reporting, this position will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provide support to the Manager of Budget and Financial Reporting in the preparation and management of the university budgeting processes, including:
        • Preparation and review of budget reports;
        • Assisting in the development of new budgets;
        • Monitoring and maintaining budgets, including preparation of budget changes;
        • Salary and benefit projections; and
        • Preparation of various financial reconciliations and claims.

• Maintain relationships with and provide support to various deans, directors, and other members of the university community regarding their operating budgets.

• Assist the Manager of Budget and Financial Reporting with various processes relating to the year-end audit, including preparation of year-end working papers and journal entries.

• Preparation of financial analysis and reports with attention to details and deadlines, including:
        • Account analysis and reconciliations;
        • Revenue and expenditure reports; and
        • Various internal and external reports and statistics.

• Represent the Comptroller’s office on various committees as required.

• 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.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
• Ability to remember numerous details, both qualitative and quantitative.
• Proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing, 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 below. You can also apply in person 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): 

M. O'Neill

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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