OverviewSt. Michael’s Hospital Research Financial Analyst – Research – Finance Full Time in Toronto, ON
St. Michael’s Hospital
Branch Toronto ON CA
Research Financial Analyst – Research – Finance
This challenging role will be responsible for the management and administration of research funds for approximately 300 projects valued at $10 million dollars….
The Office of Research Administration at St. Michael’s Hospital is currently seeking a Research Financial Analyst with strong organizational skills to provide administrative, financial and customer service oriented support in a busy and complex environment. This challenging role will be responsible for the management and administration of research funds for approximately 300 projects valued at $10 million dollars. Projects may include complex institutional and multi-site collaborative grants; government funded projects; infrastructure programs; industry funded studies or clinical trials; and internally funded projects.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintaining an accurate database of all research funding, using the existing financial system and/or self-developed tools
Account analysis and forecasting
Prevention and resolution of project deficits through review and monitoring of financial status and liaising with Principal Investigators
Strong customer service – responding to queries and providing financial guidance and information to Researchers so that they can fiscally manage their research projects
Prepare internal and external project financial reports
Generate invoices and manage accounts receivable
Receive project payments and ensure they are allocated to the appropriate grant/account
Month end journal entries and account adjustments
Opening and closing research accounts
Review and approval of expenditures to ensure eligibility, proper authorization, available funding and that the expenses and supporting documentation are in line with sponsor and St. Michael’s policies.
Maintain an effective liaison with all respective sponsors, funding agencies and academic institutions
Facilitate audits from external agencies and prepare all documentation for review
Assist with ad hoc projects
3-5 years relevant experience
University degree in Accounting, Commerce, or equivalent and preferably working towards a recognized accounting designation (CPA).
Proficiency in the use of computers with advanced knowledge of MS Excel, basic understanding of MS Access and MS Word.
Experience with large ERP financial systems, preferably Infor Lawson
Demonstrated experience in handling the daily accounting aspects of maintaining large budgets.
Proven ability to produce accurate work with efficient turnaround time essential.
Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with a strong customer service orientation in order to interact with all levels of Hospital and university staff in a pleasant/courteous manner.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated success in contributing to effective teamwork coupled with the ability to work independently in a high pressure demanding environment.
Effective time management skills to handle competing and shifting priorities
Strong initiative with exceptional organizational skills to manage competing priorities and balance multiple disparate tasks.
Must be punctual and have an excellent attendance record.
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23