Manager - Accounting Office

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Date of Posting: 
July 29, 2015
Accounting Office
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

Reporting to the Comptroller, the Manager, Accounting Office will have managerial and supervisory responsibility for a staff of 14 individuals, UPEI’s fully computerized accounting system and the operations of the Accounting Office, including budgets and staffing related activities.


• Supervision of Accounting Office staff.
• Management of the Accounting Office.
• Enforcement of departmental or other budgets.
• Approval of expenditures based on budgets or other authorities.
• Liaison in accounting matters internally and externally.
• Provides financial reports and analyses
• Assists in the external audit of the University.
• Financial administration of the University’s research fund accounts.
• Financial administration of award and endowment accounts. 
• Systems and procedures development.
• Interprets tax legislation in the post-secondary education sector.
• Oversight in tax application at a department level as well as the University as a whole entity.
• Committee work.


• Strong accounting background.
• Business degree with an accounting designation (CPA)
• Minimum of 5 years of accounting experience, preferably in a university or similar setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience and skills in managing a number of staff at one time.
• Detailed knowledge of and experience in working with computerized accounting systems, spreadsheets and database software.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

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. Adams

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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