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Finance Officer - Deans Office - Atlantic Veterinary College *Reposted* *Amended*

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Position Type:
Staff Position
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AVC Deans Office - Atlantic Veterinary College
Finance Officer
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$74,884 to $83,024 per annum

Prince Edward Island is a beautiful place to live, and the University of Prince Edward Island is an amazing place to work. Our faculty, our staff, and our community make UPEI unique and offer students and staff an unforgettable university experience.

The Dean’s Office at the Atlantic Veterinary College is currently accepting applications for a full-time Finance Officer.  This position co-reports to the Dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) and the Comptroller.

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) is an exciting, fully accredited, veterinary school, and it delivers veterinary and graduate student programs. There are ~85 full-time faculty, ~250 dedicated staff (including full- and part-time) and ~55 graduate students. There are multi-million-dollar service units at AVC, including the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and Diagnostic Services.

The University of Prince Edward Island offers a comprehensive fringe benefits package, including vacation (23 days per year), University holidays, defined benefit pension plan, group life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance, employee and family assistance plan, supplemental health and dental plan, health spending account, travel insurance, optional life and critical care insurance and tuition waiver. As well UPEI offers reimbursement of expenses related to relocation to Prince Edward Island.


  • Provide financial and business planning support to the Dean of the AVC in the preparation and oversight of the AVC budgeting processes
  • Prepare and review AVC budget reports
  • Assist in the development of new AVC budgets
  • Monitor budget performance and expenditure controls for AVC budgets
  • Calculate AVC salary and benefit projections
  • Prepare various AVC financial reconciliations and analyses with attention to details and deadlines
  • Maintain relationships with and provide guidance and support to AVC management and other members of the AVC community regarding their operating budgets.
  • Produce AVC revenue and expenditure reports
  • Prepare various financial reports for external AVC stakeholders
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of financial opportunities for the multi-million-dollar service units at AVC
  • Work with the Comptroller’s Office staff to ensure AVC compliance and consistency with University Financial policies and procedures.
  • Work with the Comptroller’s Office staff in providing oversight of AVC internal controls
  • Other duties related to the business activities of the AVC


  • CPA designation with an Undergraduate degree in Business
  • Minimum of 3 years of accounting experience
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detailed knowledge of and advanced experience in working with computerized accounting systems, spreadsheets, and database software
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written
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. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer,

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

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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.