Financial Analyst, General Ledger (Temporary Contract)

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Title Financial Analyst, General Ledger (Temporary Contract)
Competition Number 19-S-139
Campus/Site Progress Campus
Position Summary

Financial Analyst, General Ledger

Finance Department

Temporary Contract (October 2019 to April 2021)


Centennial College’s General Ledger team is looking for a self-starter with strong analytical and problem-solving skills to execute on day-to-day reporting activities and special projects. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the incumbent will work independently and with inter-departmental stakeholders to deliver on various complex and detailed financial analyses including: develop and maintain complex spreadsheets and financial schedules for audit, troubleshoot financial data or system problems; in addition, provide expert advice on financial monitoring and use of the finance system to members of the College community.
  • Prepares complex spreadsheets and provides insightful financial analysis
  • Reconcile accounts, ensures compliance with accounting policy
  • Prepares audit files in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and contractual requirements for small program audits of the college
  • Provides expertise, support and acts in a leadership role towards the day-to-day banking issues, cash management and cheque preparation activities
  • Prepares forecasting and cash flow analysis to management
  • Maintains the data records in the capital asset module and reviews asset purchases to ensure they are accurate and in accordance with statutory requirements and the capital asset policy
  • Primary contact for college budget holders
  • Works closely with members of other departments to resolve financial data concerns (i.e. payroll, advancement, student financial services, human resources, academic areas, etc.)
  • Provides system support and training on the use of the finance system and reporting to end users
  • Responds to financial data questions, interprets contract financial reporting requirements and performs financial analysis assistance upon request
  • Provides advice, expertise, and assists budget holders to resolve financial problems on time
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned
  • Minimum four (4) year degree in Business, Accounting, or the equivalent education and accounting or auditing experience
  • CPA or currently enrolled in CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) and have completed at least 50% of the modules
  • Minimum of five (5) years progressive experience gained in an accounting or auditing environment
  • Advanced Excel skills with the ability to design and maintain spreadsheets (e.g. Pivot Tables HLookup, VLookup, Macros, etc.)
  • Experience working with spreadsheet and/or database software (e.g. Access)
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Self-starter with high initiative in delivering results
  • Proven organizational skills to balance the demands and deadlines of the position
  • Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Proven problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Proven high attention to detail and accuracy
Classification Appendix D
Hours of Work 35 Hours
Additional Information as Applicable 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Posting Date 10/17/2019
Closing Date 10/24/2019
Application Info
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"Proof of credentials of equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post-secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer."
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by October 24th, 2019 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition #19-S-139. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). 
Salary Range $36.42 to $42.22 per hour (Payband J)
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