Account Analyst

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Posting #:AP 76/2013
Posted:Dec 3, 2013
Employment Status:Permanent Full-Time
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Financial and Administrative Services
Grade:Job Group K
Salary Scale:$44,132 - $66,135 per annum*
Hours of Work:

Job Summary

Why Brock?

Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity

Reporting to Controller & Manager, Finance, the Account Analyst is responsible for the accounting duties relating to the completion of monthly bank reconciliations, general ledger account reconciliations and all related journal entries; preparation of working papers for internal and external financial reporting and audit requirements, preparation of tax filings such as HST, and charity returns.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Reconciling all bank accounts to the general ledger and bank statements (including Visa, MasterCard and Investment accounts); banking activity and preparing journal entries with supporting documentation and obtaining approvals
• Identifying, reconciling and preparing journal entries and obtaining approvals
• Monitoring and reconciling all investment transactions
• Preparing general ledger account reconciliations
• Preparing and maintaining a continuity schedule of all Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities (MTCU) payments by type that reconciles to the general ledger, liaising with MTCU and monitoring for completeness and accuracy of grant payments
• Reviewing and approving journal entries submitted to finance ensuring appropriate supporting documentation is attached
• Preparing and maintaining an endowment fund continuity schedule that reconciles to the general ledger and endowment bank and investment accounts
• Preparing a report of all monthly donations, grants, re-endowments, income, expenses and inflation adjustments of the endowment fund
• Attending, performing, reviewing, and analyzing inventory counts
• Reconciling ancillary services revenue deposit records with actual bank deposits
• Provide training and support to individuals preparing and submitting documentation to finance
• Monitoring all ongoing petty cash/float amounts issued/returned; recording and retaining a schedule of general ledger accounts and a list of people responsible for petty cash/floats, and performing audits throughout the year
• Facilitating the approval process for new purchasing card applications and changes to purchasing cards


The ideal candidate will have:

• Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. accounting or business)
• A couple of years of demonstrated relevant work experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems
• Proven ability to see the big picture and work with various stakeholders to perform tasks and improve processes where appropriate
• Well-developed writing skills sufficient to creatively and precisely articulate ideas and opinions that involve analysis, interpretation and assessment
• Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office, with extensive knowledge of Excel and spreadsheet applications
• Demonstrated ability to correctly handle transactions while maintaining the integrity of the general ledger and appropriate accounting treatment
• Proven ability to establish and maintain sound working relationships, with excellent communication and presentation skills
• Demonstrated ability to research issues and develop recommendations, handle concurrent demands, establish priorities and determine needed actions
• Proven ability to exercise good judgment, utilizing policies and procedures to determine the best solution, while balancing multiple priorities and multi-tasking
• A professional accounting designation e.g. CA, CGA, CMA (an asset)
• Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations (an asset)
• Experience with not-for-profit accounting standards and related public sector financial experience (an asset)


This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. Applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below. Resumes will be reviewed beginning Tuesday, December 10, 2013 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.