FINANCIAL ANALYST, Financial Services
Lambton College
Sarnia, ON
Company Biography:
Lambton College is a national leader in education, training, and applied research. For more than 50 years, the College has worked to align programs with the needs of industry by expanding student capacity for experiential learning opportunities. With an expanding roster of more than 90 diploma, certificate and degree programs, Lambton College is able to offer students a diverse range of flexible learning options, including a broad selection of programs and courses that incorporate elements of classroom, mobile, hybrid and accelerated educational alternatives.
Much of the College’s continued success can be attributed to career-focused programming, exceptional faculty and world-class facilities such as the Fire & Public Safety Centre of Excellence, and the recently renovated Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio Industrial Technologies. In addition to opening two new buildings: the NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre, and a new Athletics & Fitness Complex, Lambton’s work in applied research, technology, health, international programming, social projects, and new sectors such as esports, continues to exceed expectations. Currently, Lambton College ranks #1 in Canada for Applied Research.
Beyond helping the College prepare talented, job-ready graduates, these growing initiatives have also solidified Lambton College’s position as a national leader in providing an outstanding post-secondary education and a well-rounded student experience to more than 13,000 students from 20 countries around the world. Much work has also been done to ensure the College environment is welcoming and supportive to Indigenous learners, and this focus has resulted in a 40 per cent increase in Indigenous students on campus since 2012.
Lambton College is located on the beautiful homeland that is the traditional territory of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa First Nations. It has two main campuses in Sarnia, and boasts a global reputation for creating a professional, supportive, and innovative environment for all those who choose to study, train, collaborate, or work there.

Specific Accountabilities:
  • Provides complex financial reporting and analysis throughout the fiscal year to support management financial reporting to various stakeholders;
  • Responsible for assembling and analyzing financial data using varied approaches in compiling balance sheet accounts, month-end / year-end audit working papers and financial statements and external reports;
  • Liaises between Finance and operating departments to resolve reporting and account analysis queries;
  • Prepares numerous and various financial working papers for Research, Employment Services, Ministry Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and the Lambton College Foundation;
  • First point of contact for many account holders for assistance with their accounts, general ledger transactions and funding envelope interpretations and reporting;
  • Gives financial guidance to appropriate staff and management to ensure project funding, reporting and other financial issues are properly carried out according to the terms of the contracts/agreements;
  • Responsible for ensuring proper accounting financial entries leading to quarterly and year-end financial reporting;
  • Prepares variance analysis of year over year revenue and expenditure for College management and external auditors to support the financial audit data;
  • Provides advice and guidance to the accounting staff on accounting transactions, general ledger postings, and quarter end, year end processes to ensure data accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting;
  • Review and internally audit financial reports for submission to granting agency (NSERC, OCE etc.) prior to Manager or Director, Financial Services signature with authority to return draft statements to Research department with advised corrective action;
  • Verify budget and actual financial data with funding agreements for Research financial reporting;
  • Reconciles and prepares the documents for scholarship and bursary T4A issuance to students and remittance to Canada Revenue Agency;
  • Prepares the Charity tax returns of Lambton College and Lambton College Foundation;
  • Other duties as assigned.
About the Position:
This is a full-time Support Staff Bargaining Unit position reporting to the Director, Financial Services working 35 hours per week at an hourly rate of $34.01.

  • Four-year Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting is required;
  • Must be enrolled in the Chartered Professional Accounting Program;
  • At least three years practical experience with financial reports and statement working paper preparation;
  • Progressive experience working in a computerized accounting system and with other analytical and reporting tools ideally with a non-profit medium sized institution;
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
  • Experience with enterprise-wide financial and budgeting systems, (e.g. Colleague);
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills, with the capacity to understand complex financial issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment with changing priorities and able to produce results within tight timelines;
  • Proficiency with desktop reporting software (Excel and rest of MS suite etc.);
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Time management skills and prioritization abilities;
  • A collaborative team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day.
Closing Statement:
Lambton College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lambton College hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. In support of a diverse and inclusive college community, Lambton College welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.
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