Financial Administrator (MR4850)

McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title: 
Financial Administrator (FIN1B)
Position Summary: 

Responsible for the financial reporting of complex research grants requiring detailed financial analysis and reporting including variance analysis. Ensures the university is in compliance with the sponsors’ set guidelines, policies and procedures as well as adheres to specific detailed budget requirements imposed by the sponsors. Acts as a liaison on behalf of central financial services unit, with researchers, departments, faculties, ensuring financial/activity records are approved and processed according to sponsor guidelines and regulations as well as McGill guidelines, policies/procedures. Acts as a central liaison with external sponsors.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Provide accounting services to support the recording and internal and/or external reporting of the university’s financial position, and ensure an accurate reflection of the university's financial position through the formulation, administration and implementation of generally accepted accounting principles, regulations and controls.
  • 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.
  • Administer operating and other funds ensuring adherence to internal and external accounting policies and procedures, or contract obligations.
  • 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.
Minimum Education & Experience: 


Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 
High level of research administration knowledge. Must be customer service-oriented and able to analyze and resolve complex financial issues and recommend solutions. High degree of financial analytical skills as well as flexibility in managing multiple tasks, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills •Excellent communication skills in English, spoken and written. French, spoken and read. Demonstrated ability to work in a PC environment using word-processing, spreadsheets, including a working knowledge of Crystal Reports. Must be able to work in a fast-paced demanding environment sometimes requiring additional overtime hours.
Reference Number: 
Reporting To: 
Supervisor, Research Financial Managment Services
Salary Range: 
(Grade 02) $42,600 - $53,300 (midpoint) - $64,000
Financial Services
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
How To Apply: 

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

The deadline to apply for this position is December 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Financial Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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