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Senior Finance Coordinator - Toronto, Ontario

Position: Senior Finance Coordinator
Site: MaRS Centre, Toronto
Department: Finance
Reports To: Senior Manager, Financial Operations
Salary: Commensurate with level of experience
Hours: 35 hours/week
Status: Full-time, Permanent

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Senior Finance Coordinator to join the Finance team. The Senior Finance Coordinator will be responsible for analysis by reviewing assigned accounts, monitoring and analyzing information and transactions; report and accounting entry preparation and analysis by gathering and verifying information from various sources and maintaining relevant supporting documentation, analyze and interpret data/reports and identification of trends, and making recommendations; act as liaison with both internal and external clients to obtain information, respond to requests for information or explanation of financial and/or statistical data or finance policies, processes and procedures. Also responsible for transaction processing, maintenance, and compliance of certain key functions as well as assist in training and providing technical assistance as needed.

The MaRS Centre has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in place that requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a medical exemption issued pursuant to the Government of Ontario guidelines.  Accordingly, as a condition of employment, new employees who may be required to work on-site are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 subject to the duty to accommodate on the basis of protected grounds pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.  

Fully vaccinated is defined as having received all of the required doses of a Health Canada approved vaccine and having received the final dose at least 14 days before your employment start date. 

As described above, the requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for a reason protected by the Code, requests for accommodation from the vaccine policy will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.  

To learn more about working at OICR, visit our career page.

The responsibilities include:

  • Reconciles all bank accounts (CAD, USD, PayPal, Moneris, etc.) to the general ledger;
  • Analyzes and balances information and transactions to verify their accuracy, reasonability and completeness;
  • Identifies discrepancies and investigates to obtain explanations, missing information or corrections;
  • Prepares appropriate journals entries as required;
  • Notifies Manager, or other appropriate position, of unresolved discrepancies and provides recommendations for resolution;
  • Be a part of the team that supports and maintains the online events management system, ensuring that funds are reconciled regularly and correctly credited to the general ledger;
  • Liaises with internal staff and customers to efficiently deal with queries from the online events management system;
  • Prepares journal entries and adjustments to process payroll related entries and to ensure statements and reports are accurate;
  • Acts as liaison between UHN (payroll provider) and OICR;
  • Provides in depth explanations for significant variances between payroll reports received from UHN and the general ledger;
  • Processes request for honorarium payments and ensure that detailed information is obtained for the determination and deduction of tax;
  • Reconciles the HST account, ensuring that returns are filed with CRA on time and handles any other CRA related business;
  • Reconciles all payroll related accounts and ensure that payments are made in a timely manner;
  • Processes all Accounts Receivable transactions including, cheque deposits and invoicing;
  • Liaises with customers to resolve issues of non-payment and send out reminders as necessary;
  • Liaises with internal staff and external organizations in order to deal efficiently with queries and resolve problems;
  • Prepares, maintains and processes all prepaid transactions;
  • Analyzes transactions for HST exposure, calculates HST self-assessment and prepares required journal entries;
  • Performs Accounts Receivable monthly close;
  • Prepares monthly reconciliations and ensures that these are signed off on time; and
  • Participates in the year-end financial statement reporting and audit process to deliver working papers and supporting documents to the external auditors.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or recognized equivalent required;
  • Working towards completion of a professional accounting program, CGA or CMA, at least the third (3rd) year level;
  • Minimum three (3) to four (4) years of practical and related work experience;
  • Demonstrated experience with analyzing and interpreting complex financial data;
  • Skilled in preparing complex, detailed reports;
  • Excellent organization and time management skills;
  • Working knowledge of computer application accounting systems and software applications in a Microsoft Office environment (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to client service and satisfaction.

OICR is a collaborative, not-for-profit research institute accelerating the development of new cancer research discoveries for patients around the world while maximizing the economic benefit of this research for the people of Ontario. We are dedicated professionals who bring expertise to each of our roles. We are looking for individuals who share our values of excellence, innovation, collaboration, impact, responsibility and community.

Launched in December 2005, OICR is an independent institute funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

For more information about OICR, please visit the website at www.oicr.on.ca.

CLOSING DATE:      Until Filled

OICR is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for all. We welcome all applicants, and encourage applications from racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons, and others who may contribute to furthering a diversity of ideas within our community. OICR is committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience. Providing an accessible workplace and recruitment process is important to us, as described in our Accessibility Plan (https://oicr.on.ca/accessibility/).  Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please complete the form at the bottom of page https://oicr.on.ca/careers/. Information received related to accommodation will be handled confidentially.  

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research thanks all applicants. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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