Assistant Supervisor, Fund Management Team (MR7474, FIN1B, GR2)

Job Category: 
Developmental assignments for management and excludeds

Position Context:

Administer and perform tasks associated with the management of research funds as per the necessary data integrity requirements to support the research activities as defined by the external sponsors and / or the University’s policies and procedures. The incumbent will directly support the daily operations of fund management (openings, renewals, maintenance, terminations) by ensuring that financial administration is carried out in accordance with all compliance requirements and procedures. Responsible for reviewing all new agreements (Grants and contracts) and establishing fund set up criteria for support staff. Liaise with Office of the Sponsored Research and faculties/ Departments for new funds/ renewals and others and provide expertise and guidance to unit members/ clients regarding University policies and procedures. Monitor and verify incoming cheques and code for deposit. Responsible for providing ongoing support to Team Leaders and participate in special projects pertaining to fund management. Perform other related duties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform and/or organize activities to support the daily operations of a faculty/department/unit by ensuring that accounting administration functions are carried out in accordance with established goals and objectives.
  • Develop and/or implement procedures and systems that are moderately complex in support of the unit's operations, and in accordance with University policies and procedures.
  • Act as advisor to unit members/clients regarding University accounting policies and procedures. 



Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Experience in all aspects of financial research administration and supervising staff. Ability to communicate well with other units involving investigation and problem-solving. Proven ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines. Demonstrated financial analytical skills. Ability to administer multiple activities and projects. Demonstrated ability to work in a PC environment using advanced spreadsheet skills, databases, e-mail, as well as experience with Minerva, Banner (FIS) and Crystal Reports. Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, solve problems, take initiative, and prioritize workload. Familiarity with academic and support staff and student regulations. Must be service oriented. English, spoken and written. French, spoken and read.

How to Apply:

*Internal candidates: Please provide your McGill ID number when applying.*

Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter, clearly indicating the reference number, via email to: hr.finserve [at]

 Applications must be received no later than November 23, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

Financial Services
Salary Range: 
(Grade 02) $41,600- $52,000 (midpoint) - $62,400
up to 2.5 years
Reporting to: 
Manager, Research Financial Management
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