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Control and Accounting Officer

University of Ottawa

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted January 6, 2021.

Salary (Grade: 10) Hiring salary range $70347$88,861

Position Purpose

Manages and monitors the financial and administrative operations of various sections, including major research projects. As a budgetary, financial and administrative planning advisor, makes recommendations to senior managers to support their decision-making. Manages and coordinates all of the service’s operational activities, including monitoring budgets, expenses and revenues, analysing various financial reports and implementing recommendations to correctly and effectively manage the section. Ensures that an optimal administrative framework is in place for the sector, that daily operations run smoothly, and that deadlines are met. Refines work methods for the sector and improves existing methods to ensure that operations are compliant and run efficiently. Proposes measures to more effectively manage operational and research funding (CRC, SSHRC, CERC, CIHR, trust and endowment funds, etc ).

Essential Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of accounting, and of administrative, financial and human resources management, normally acquired through post-secondary education or equivalent experience
Extensive knowledge of the main funding agencies and of their rules
Experiencing in drafting, applying and interpreting complex policies and regulations
Experience in managing human resources and teams, in conducting negotiations and in managing projects
Experience in providing customer service as a resource person
Experience in bilingual administrative writing
Experience in using various computer software and hardware, such as Banner, FAST, Windows, Microsoft Office, databases, Internet and email
Bilingualism – English and French (spoken and written)

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section ”Useful links” on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

Note

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Temporary assignment or contract of 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. All applications will be considered equally. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations. Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).