ADS 7 - Research Accounting - Accounting Office

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Date of Posting: 
April 11, 2014
Accounting Office
ADS 7 - Research Accounting
Full Time Term
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$51,110 to $56,000 per annum, prorated to term as per CUPE 1870

May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2016 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.) 

Reporting to the Finance Officer, Research Accounting, this position assists in the administration of the University=s research accounts (both grant and contract based). The duties will be on an ‘as assigned basis’ covering the range of activities described below.


• Assists Finance Officer in reconciliation and analysis of research account balances
• Assists in coordinating and monitoring unit workloads and associated deadlines
• Monitors accounts for funding availability and contract compliance
• Reviews budgets and expenditures, and monitors expenditures against budgets
• Prepares financial reports required by various funding agencies
• Monitors research accounts receivable, including invoicing & collections  
• Reviews financial reports completed by clerk(s)
• Assists in coordinating of audit requests
• Liaises with principal investors, external funding agencies, and other University departments
• Sound knowledge of departmental and University regulations and policies
• Works with limited supervision


The incumbent will have a university degree in Business with a focus in accounting and finance. A minimum of 3 years experience, preferably in a University or similar setting; familiarity with research accounting would be an asset; the ability to negotiate and work with external agencies and department heads; detailed knowledge of and experience working  with computerized accounting systems, spreadsheets and database query programs; excellent analytical skills; exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others while meeting regular deadlines, demonstrate excellent professional, interpersonal and communication 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): 

G. Willis

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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