Founded in 1821, McGill University is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities, with students coming from about 150 countries. The Faculty of Science includes nine departments large and small, plus the Redpath Museum and the Gault Nature Reserve. McGill University offers a unique working environment, competitive salaries, and attractive benefits plans.
Academic positions available
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Administrative and support positions
For regular (permanent) and contractual job postings, please refer to the McGill Human Resources web site.
Here are casual job postings — generally full-time, longer than one-month — currently available in the Faculty of Science:
Position: Accounts Administrator (PED 103, Level 8)
Posting date: 10 September 2014
Hiring unit: Faculty of Science
Hours / schedule: 33.75
Start date: asap
End date: 31 March 2015
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, administers accounts. Acts as resource person and resolves problems. Processes or monitors the processing of financial, accounting and payroll transactions. Examines, analyses and reconciles accounting and financial records as well as documents such as bank statements, expenditures, budgets, loans, and others. Ensures accuracy and compliance with University, government and granting agency guidelines, as well as accounting, reporting and payroll policies and procedures. Performs various administrative tasks according to the needs of the unit:
1. Administers accounts. Acts as resource person and resolves problems. Prepares journal and ledger entries. Processes or monitors the processing of financial and accounting transactions. Examines and analyses accounting and financial records and documents such as bank statements, expenditures, budgets, loans and others.
2. Ensures accuracy and compliance with University, government and granting agency guidelines, tax laws as well as accounting, reporting and payroll policies and procedures. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of these matters and gives explanations to researchers, staff and agencies.
3. Sets up accounts, sub-accounts, and budgets. Approves expenditures, receives funds and processes deposits. Compiles and prepares material to be sent to bank. Reviews, verifies and processes expense reports, requisitions, claims, advances, savings bonds, invoicing and charges.
4. Maintains computerized information systems and participates in their implementation and development to improve efficiency within the unit. Liaises with computer resource persons as required. Sets up and maintains databases and spreadsheets. Enters data and updates information.
5. Performs various administrative and clerical tasks according to the needs of the unit. Prepares correspondence related to the duties of the position. Liaises with appropriate resource persons.
Required skills: Demonstrated ability to work in a computerized environment using, word-processing, Banner (FIS), Minerva, Chrystal Reports, spreadsheets. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with accounting principles. Demonstrated organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail, ability to multi-task, to meet deadlines and prioritize work. Must be client-focused and service-oriented. Demonstrated ability to receive, retain and transmit information. English, spoken and written. French, spoken.
How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume/CV by e-mail to apo [dot] science [at] mcgill [dot] ca, or send to the HR Services, Faculty Of Science (853 Sherbrooke Street West (Dawson Hall), Room 315, H3A 0G5, Fax: (514) 398-2841. Applications by email preferred.
Applications due by: September 12, 2014
For part-time casual positions, or shorter casual positions, please check directly with our departments (https://www.mcgill.ca/science/contact/departments).
McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.