Accountant (bilingual)

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Apr 2018

Accountant (bilingual)

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Bishop's University
April 3, 2018
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Bishop's University is seeking a qualified and dedicated individual to fill a regular full-time position as an Accountant in the Financial Services department. Reporting to the Manager of Financial services, the incumbent will be responsible for the accounting cycle of all funds of the University for the internal and external financial statements. The Accountant is also responsible for all government reporting including reports required by the various research agencies. This position has a work week of 32.5 hours from Monday to Friday.

Nature of duties and responsibilities

  •   Prepare the monthly reports for the operating fund
  •   Participate in the coordination of the year-end activities for the preparation of the external financialstatements including the audit for the three funds (operating fund, restricted fund and capital fund)
  •   Prepare account analysis and reconciliations with required supporting evidence for year-end purposes forthe three funds
  •   Responsible for the financial reporting of the capital projects and the restricted funds
  •   Review current accounting processes, make recommendations and implement changes to streamlineoperations
  •   Assist in the preparation of the annual budget
  •   Responsible for the preparation of financial reports for governments including reports for researchagencies
  •   Coordinate the work of student members working in the Financial Services Department
  •   Work with other departments to ensure that all government reporting is consistent and accurate with theUniversity’s records, and provide support where required
  •   Assist in the implementation of internal controls, support the Manager of Financial Services in specialprojects including the evolution of the financial system
  •   Perform various administrative and financial tasks for the Bishop’s University Foundation
  •   Provide support and provide recommendations for other accounting and financial tasks as required
  •   Other tasks as assigned.Qualifications and Requirements
  •   University degree in Business / Commerce with accounting specialization
  •   Accounting designation would be an asset
  •   Minimum of 5 years’ experience in general accounting and the preparation of financial statements
  •   Very good knowledge of computerized General Ledger systems and Microsoft Excel
  •   Very good knowledge of external audit processes
  •   Excellent ability to work in a team and under pressure
  •   Capacity to adapt to changes in work environments
  •   Must be bilingual (English and French) written and spokenClassification: Class 14 $26.65 to $34.78 per hour (APBU – unionized position)
    If interested, please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter, including what position you are applying for

by April 29, 2018 before 4:00 pm to [email protected]

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