Reporting to the Finance Manager, Restricted Funds or designate, the Accounting Clerk – Research prepares external research grant financial statements, financial reports, reviews and monitors grants files and sets up new grant accounts in a grant database. The Accounting Clerk - Research prepares invoices for grant agencies and other agencies and reconciles grant sub-ledger accounts to the general ledger. Assists with national and international granting and industry audit teams as required. The Accounting Clerk-Research also recommends changes to accounting procedures and implements as approved.
What you'll do
Prepares external research grant financial statements such as income statements by performing tasks such as monitoring grant agency and industry contract guidelines, and monitoring transactions and expenditures of monies received from grant agencies.
Develops and prepares periodic financial reports such as grant reporting schedules for each agency to meet their specific and varied requirements. Extracts and compiles information from payroll, general ledger and human resource computer programs to track expenditures.
Investigates and resolves overdue grant accounts by performing tasks such as preparing accounts receivable listing of overdue grants and reconciles to the general ledger account, identifies accounts in a deficit position and follows up by initiating or responding to granting agencies and research department’s via correspondence or telephone inquiries. Prepares high volume invoices for grant agencies on a quarterly basis on a tight deadline. Posts computerized billing information and related receivables data.
Reviews policies and procedures related to research projects for efficiency and makes recommendations for changes to improving collection of outstanding invoices, CIHR-UBC invoicing, accruals, project setup etc. Recommends changes to Manager and implements upon approval.
Responsible for maintaining recurring journal entries by performing duties such as adding, deleting, and changing standard journal entry set-ups.
Processes general ledger journal entries for all research projects by performing tasks such as reviewing all entries for accuracy and referring incorrect entries to appropriate staff for correction. Corrects journal entries as required.
Performs financial analysis such as variance analysis of expenditures and revenues by performing tasks such as income statements and balance sheet accounts, and making comparisons to budgets or prior year data, and reviewing financial statements to ensure all journal entries have been accounted for and all charges have been put into the proper accounts.
Maintains research grant database by performing tasks such as setting up new grant accounts in the database by inputting granting agency terms and conditions, total funding dollars, and reporting schedule, extracting information identifying parameters and provisions of grants, and monitoring items such as terms, conditions, encumbrances and deadlines.
Reconciles grant sub-ledger accounts to the general ledger by performing tasks such as reviewing and checking data input for accuracy, following up on discrepancies, adjusting journal entries to rectify discrepancy or forwarding correction to payroll and referring any unresolved discrepancies to the manager.
Prepares year end working papers such as lead sheets for balance sheets and income statement, as well as any required supporting schedules for auditors. Also liaises with the auditors to provide them with explanation, information and analysis for research projects.
Prepares financial and statistical standardized reports such as the number of grants currently open and the FTE count, using spreadsheet and database software. Reviews data to ensure accuracy of information and reports any anomalies to the manager.
Prepares routine journal entries from a variety of source documents such as department usage reports, invoice requests and cash reports.
What you bring
Grade 12, completion of two years of the CMA or CGA program and four years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to supervise
Ability to organize work.
What’s in it for you?
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job type: Temporary Full Time until April 2022 or Return of Incumbent
Location: 1770 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Hours and Days: 08:30 - 16:30, Monday through Friday
What we do
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.