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Intermediate Administrator, Finance

University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

Marketing & Communications, Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

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Job Type:


Duration in Months (for fixed-term jobs):


Job Family:

Finance (JF)

# of Open Positions:


Faculty/Service - Department:

Administration, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences


Main Campus

Union Affiliation:


Date Posted:

July 08, 2024

Closing Date:

July 19, 2024

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above

Hours per week:


Salary Grade:

SSUO Grade 07

Salary Range:

$56,626.00 - $71,528.00About the Faculty of Science:

Welcome to the Faculty of Science, a great place to learn, to explore, to question, to discover — opening your mind and pushing boundaries. It’s an exciting time to be part of a rewarding career in life sciences, natural sciences and mathematics. You will have access to world-class facilities, including our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex, our extensive Biosciences Complex and our cutting-edge Advanced Research Complex, that are the envy of many universities. We have strong links with a multitude of government and private research centres, providing countless opportunities and experiences.

We have become a true centre of excellence, earning recognition across Canada and abroad for our prowess in teaching and in our laboratories, where our researchers are addressing some of the most important and relevant scientific questions of our time. Our past is a testimonial to our passion, so will be our future. Will you be part of it?

Position Purpose
Reporting to the Lead Officer, Administrative Support, the incumbent performs a variety of activities to support the financial operations of the sector while ensuring compliance with related policies and procedures. Assists with other administrative functions (maintenance of office equipment, mail distribution, etc.) as required.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Financial Transactions: Perform activities such as data entry, book keeping, record keeping, verification and reconciliation to support ongoing financial operations while ensuring compliance with established policies. Participate in the budget planning exercise by monitoring and responding to inquiries about financial activity. Identify inconsistencies and take appropriate corrective action to ensure both the integrity of the data and compliance with all relevant policies and regulations. Administer petty cash for the sector.
  • Payroll: May be required to provide backup support for payroll transactions to support ongoing operations during the absence of more senior resources.
  • Reporting: Provide various simple- to moderately-complex reports, on a scheduled as well as ad-hoc basis, on financial transactions, accounts, and budgets of the sector as requested to support ongoing operations and strategic planning.è
  • Records Management: Maintain an effective filing and records management system to preserve confidentiality of the records and ensure that complete and accurate documentation is available for future reference or audit purposes. Maintain accurate records of key holders and related security access information for staff of the sector to ensure confidentiality of the records.

What you will bring:

  • Knowledge of administration and accounting principles normally acquired through postsecondary studies in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software including financial systems, spreadsheets, databases, Internet and e-mail.
  • Experience in interpreting, explaining and applying policies and regulations.
  • Experience in producing reports.
  • Ability to produce high quality work under pressure while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written).


Key Competencies at uOttawa:
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:

Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realize an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Note: if this is a union position: The hiring process will be governed by the current collective agreement related to the union affiliation noted above; you can click here to find out more.

If this is a front-line position with responsibilities to interact with students, selected candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level or higher for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as defined in Policy 129 – Covid-19 Vaccination. This policy was suspended effective May 1, 2022 but may be reinstated at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts.