Are you passionate about making an impact on climate change? Do you like to work with a dynamic team on challenging opportunities? Come and join our team as the Finance & Grant Administrator! Find the job posting here:

Your opportunity:

The Finance & Grant Administrator is responsible for supporting the financial management of Special Projects, Research Grants for a Principal Investigator and tasks for operating budgets. The incumbent meets regularly with departmental Directors and Managers, provides business administrative support, prepares the forecast and budget plans, detailed analysis of variances, prepares regular data monitoring analysis for senior management decision making. The Finance & Grant Administrator, ensures that business transactions are aligned with the general accepted accounting principles, the University’s financial and purchasing guidelines, as well as the Faculty’s funding rules.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Forecasting, planning and monitoring multiple complex budgets
  • Analyzing financial trends and preparing analytical reports and forecasts for management decision making
  • Monitoring department budget to ensure expenditures remain within budgeted allocations
  • Interpreting and applying policies and procedures when making independent decisions
  • Applying the University Guide to Financial Management and other applicable policies, agency and regulatory requirements
  • Applying the generally accepted accounting principlesto all financial tasks
  • Resolving issues within the scope of the role and escalating problems as required
  • Planning and implementing components of recruitment related projects

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration or an acceptable combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years of recent and related experience.
  • Experience with FIS/RIS/HRIS systems as well as complex spreadsheets
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office suites (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), with the ability to explain financial concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise a high level of confidentiality, professionalism, good judgement, initiative, tact and discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills and attention to detail; Experience working with Restricted funds
  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures for grants such as NSERC, CFI, MITACS, etc
  • Experience overseeing, planning and preparing complex budgets, forecasting and statistical information; monitoring and reconciling financial activity and payroll distribution and report generation, including preparing financial statements
  • Experience overseeing all financial transactions (revenue and expenditures) against operating budgets and research grant accounts
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and the promotions of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Financial and administrative experience in the University of Toronto
  • Completion of a recognized professional program (e.g CPA) is preferred.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Efficient
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Responsible

Closing Date: 11/14/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 14 — $81,000 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $103,588. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact