Senior Accountant and Analyst (MT0910, FIN3B, GR07)

Job Category: 
Developmental assignments for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance and Governance, the Senior Accountant and Analyst will be responsible for the accounting activities of McGill University’s endowment fund and pension plan and will provide support to the investment team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a resource officer connected with the University’s Finance Department for the accounting of the endowment fund’s investment activities.
  • Prepares the end-of-year report on the endowment fund’s investment activities for the external auditor.
  • Prepares and produces the financial statements and the end-of-year report on McGill University’s pension plan for the external auditor and the Régie des rentes du Québec.
  • Runs ongoing accounting special projects (new reports and improvement of current reports, internal controls, documentation and review of the accounting processes, etc) and participates in special projects for the investment team.
  • Assumes responsibility for the taxation file (indirect taxes and income taxes) and performs research on complex tax issues related to investments in private funds.
  • Prepares the budget for the Office of Investments and tracks, monitors and analyzes variances.
  • Oversees the accounting for donations of securities.
  • Assists in the preparation of materials presented to the investment committees.
  • Performs reconciliation of performance calculations between the investment managers, the custodian and the McGill University Pension Plan record keeper.
  • Assists with the onboarding of new investment managers.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. Able to work in a computerized environment with an advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Able to analyze complex issues and their impacts and propose simple, creative solutions. Able to work alone and as part of a team in a dynamic environment. Strong sense of organization and a strong ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines. Very thorough, detail-oriented and creative. Able to write, reread and edit texts, documents and reports using appropriate spelling, grammar and punctuation rules. Able to take in and clearly convey information at all levels. English and French (spoken, written and read).

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Staffing:


McGill University, Human Resources (Staffing)

688 Sherbrooke Street West, suite 1520

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 3R1

Email [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is June 4, 2020 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, Staffing will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

The masculine is used to lighten the text, without prejudice to the feminine form.

In order to maintain internal priority, McGill employees must apply within the delays specified in the MUNACA collective agreement for positions covered by the collective agreement or according to the personnel policies for positions covered by the personnel policies.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [at] or 514-398-3711.

Office of Investments
Salary Range: 
(Grade 07) $67,300 - $89,800 (midpoint) - $116,800
One (1) year, with possibility of extension
Reporting to: 
Senior Manager, Finance and Governance
Reference no.: 
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