Research Accountant

University of Toronto Dept of Research Oversight & Compliance Office based in Toronto, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Research Accountant. The University of Toronto’s Research Oversight & Compliance Office ensures ethical standards and regulatory compliance in research. The department supports researchers, fostering responsible conduct and safeguarding research integrity university-wide. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: University of Toronto
Department: Research Oversight & Compliance Office
Division: VP – Research
Position: Research Accountant
Position Number: 00044973
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $83,150.00 – $106,336.00 Annually
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Employee Group:
Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit
Recruiter: Anita Chooraman
Location: 35 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A4, Canada
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Schedule: Full-Time
Requisition ID/Job ID: 35178


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have bachelor’s Degree in Business or Commerce; or acceptable combination of equivalent experience
Experience: Candidates should have minimum four (4) years of relevant financial accounting experience

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should be preferably experienced in university fund or project accounting
  • The candidates should be proficient in financial accounting, including financial statement preparation, financial report preparation, fund administration, grant management, account reconciliation, and financial report preparation in a highly computerized environment
  • The candidates should have experience with financial accounting systems such as FIS and administrative database management
  • The candidates should possess a sound knowledge of accounting principles
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to work to deadlines and manage multiple priorities effectively
  • The candidates should exhibit the ability to follow and enhance detailed processes
  • The candidates should have strong computer skills, including proficiency with a broad range of information system tools such as spreadsheets and databases, including Microsoft Office products
  • The candidates should demonstrate an advanced level of spreadsheet skills and excellent numerical, data management, administrative, and record-keeping abilities
  • The candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both financial and non-financial individuals at various levels within the organization
  • The candidates should exhibit strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • The candidates should demonstrate professionalism, including integrity, objectivity, professional, and ethical judgment
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to think analytically, resolve discrepancies and problems, and make decisions within the scope of the role’s responsibility


  • The candidates should be able to work closely with research sponsors, researchers, grant, and financial administration staff to support research reporting and financial audit within the Research Oversight and Compliance Office team
  • The candidates should be able to operate within an open and professional environment provided by the leadership team, fostering a culture of goal orientation, self-motivation, accountability, teamwork, and respect
  • The candidates should be able to strive for excellence and recognize and value employee contributions that advance the VPRI and University goals
  • The candidates should be able to consider a career with us if they are motivated and passionate about contributing to one of the top universities in the world
  • The candidates should be able to analyze actual expenditures in comparison to budget and prepare reports for financial planning and funding terms compliance
  • The candidates should be able to interpret and apply University and sponsor policies to independently determine research compliance
  • The candidates should be able to monitor, record, reconcile, and/or report on funding accounts for research agreements
  • The candidates should be able to prepare and record deposits on a regular basis
  • The candidates should be able to produce complex statistical and/or financial reports
  • The candidates should be able to apply the University Guide to Financial Management and other applicable policies, agency, and regulatory requirements
  • The candidates should be able to identify and resolve individual data anomalies and discrepancies
  • The candidates should be able to keep well-informed on key University and sponsor policies and trends

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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