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Ontario Science Centre
Finance - Accounting
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
M0601D - Finance30
$57,398.00 - $81,032.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Join the Ontario Science Centre as we build on the momentum our 50th birthday celebrations and brand renewal in 2019. Guided by our mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Centre engages visitors in lifelong learning, is a vital link in the education and innovation ecosystems and a convener of public dialogue about science, technology and society. The Centre welcomes 900,000 visitors each year, and offers hands-on experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Bring your financial expertise and join the Ontario Science Centre to provide administrative oversight over the OSC's accounting activities including financial planning, analysis and control, revenue control, and purchasing control. The role provides leadership for reporting activities, including financial statements, and analysis of cash flows and financial solvency. It maintains the integrity of the OSC's financial system to ensure accurate recording and reporting and provides strategic advice to management with respect to effective and efficient accounting practices. The position is a key contributor to ensuring the ongoing business viability of the OSC.

How do I qualify?

Accounting and Financial Knowledge

You have knowledge of:
• Theories, principles and practices of accounting and financial administration such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and accounting.
• Techniques and practices in preparing budgets, financial analyses, general ledger entries and financial statements including Statement of Operations, Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Cash Flows and Cash Liquidity.
• Management of automated financial tracking systems through the development of system controls, operational controls, and standard procedures including the ability to develop reports, spreadsheets and analytical programs to monitor and test controls and present key information.
• Quality assurance principles and practices to ensure that financial controls meet accounting/business standards, elated legislation and established practices.
• Internal controls and daily business practices of revenue and expenditure accounting functions to ensure effective operations and accurate financial reporting.
• Delegations of Financial Management Authority Frameworks for approval of contracts, payments and revenue management to ensure effective management of accounts payable, accounts receivable business processes.
• Government legislation, policies, systems and practices and relevant Provincial and Federal Tax laws and revisions relating to nonprofit and government organizations.
• Ministry, organization, and/or other related asset management and disposal policies.

Communication and Consultation Skills

You demonstrate:
• Communication, consultation and interpersonal skills when interpreting financial policy and procedures and when providing advice and guidance on financial management matters.
• Persuasion and negotiation skills when obtaining or exchanging information, discussing pricing, and when resolving problems and delays in deliveries and services.
• Oral communication skills to liaise with program staff to exchange information and to provide advice on compliance with policies, procedures and practices.
• Written communication skills to prepare reports, business cases, planning documents, correspondence and presentations.

Leadership and Organizational Skills

You can:
• Provide leadership and technical guidance to department staff by setting and communicating standards, assigning and reviewing work and monitoring progress.
• Provide leadership in the development and implementation of financial procedures and controls, including control of organizational assets, and assists with the business planning.
• Effectively plan and coordinate operations with other areas, develop work plans to meet program objectives and to administer program operations on a timely basis.
• Deal with priorities, tight time pressures and unexpected changes in deadlines.

Analytical, Research and Problem-Solving Skills:

You have:
• Effective problem solving skills to determine the appropriate solution to financial and administrative problems arising from conflicting demands.
• Analytical skills to identify potential impacts, options and proposed courses of action.
• Research skills to provide recommendations for improvement to systems and processes using new technology and alternate service delivery methods.
• Investigative skills to provide advice and interpretation of financial/budgeting/purchasing and travel directives, policies and guidelines.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Finance and Economics
Posted on:
Monday, December 2, 2019
  • T-SC-142109/19
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, December 16, 2019 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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