Schedule Monday- Friday, at 35 weekly hours
Education Level 2 year Community College diploma in Accounting or a related field of study
Career Level Experienced
Accounting Assistant (II)
(JD # JD00651)
The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national, long-term study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women who are between the ages of 45 and 85 when recruited, for at least 20 years. The CLSA will collect information on the changing biological, medical, psychological, social, lifestyle and economic aspects of people’s lives. These factors will be studied to understand how, individually and in combination, they have an impact in both maintaining health and in the development of disease and disability as people age.
Responsible for applying a thorough knowledge and understanding of accounting policies and procedures to process financial transactions. Records, classifies and summarizes accounting data according to established procedures. Ensures accuracy and compliance with existing guidelines, policies, and procedures. Provides guidance and training to staff on proper accounting procedures and the use of financial systems.
Purpose and Key Functions:
Perform various analyses and reconciliations of accounts.
Provide training and guidance to others on relevant accounting procedures and the use of financial systems.
Generate reports and account statements and review for accuracy.
Calculate, prepare and issue invoices, cheques, account statements and other financial statements according to established procedures.
Receive, send, sort, verify, process and prepare various documents such as purchase orders, invoices, cheque requisitions, receivables, and payables.
Process, verify, and balance financial records and business transactions, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
Investigate discrepancies using established procedures.
Assist with internal and external audits by providing backup documentation related to audit items.
Monitor and reconcile statements and participate in the reconciliation of accounts.
Prepare and generate a variety of scheduled and ad hoc reports.
Update, maintain, and verify information in a variety of spreadsheets and databases.
Balance and control cash receipts, including floats, petty cash and cheques.
Write a variety of formal notes and records using form letters and templates.
Apply standard mathematical skills such as calculations, formulas, and equations to perform routine calculations.
Answer inquiries via telephone, email, and in person that are specific in nature.
Maintain filing systems, both electronic and hard copy.
2 year Community College diploma in Accounting or a related field of study.
Requires 3 years of relevant experience.
- Previous experience working at McMaster
The successful candidate will have/ demonstrate the following:
Ability to assist in financial records management for a number of projects
Experience with McMaster Business Intelligence
Basic knowledge and understanding of MacBill
Experience using MacBuy including non catalogue shopping and receipt of goods
Experience with Mosaic financial functions, including Journals, Vouchers, P card reconciliation and expense reporting.
Strong attention to detail
Should the successful applicant be a Unifor Unit 1 bargaining unit member, who meets the eligibility conditions of Article 19.02 of the Unifor Unit 1 Collective Agreement, then the Limited Term Assignment will be defined as a Career Growth Opportunity in accordance with Article 19 of the Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
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