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Accounting Analyst

Date: August 20, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Financial Officer, Retail Services & Watcard
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Retail Services Accounting Analyst is accountable to the Financial Officer, Retail Services and Watcard for analyzing and executing month procedures, reviewing and reconciling revenue transactions, processing and reporting on Accounts Receivable, and reconciling accounts relating to Retail Services and Watcard.        

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Financial Reporting and Data Analysis



2.  Account Reconciliations



3.  Daily Deposit and Reconciliations



4.  Assistant to the Financial Officer



5.  Customer Relationships

Position Requirements


Post secondary courses in Accounting.  Working towards an Accounting Designation is preferred.


At least 3 years relevant experience


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Intermediate Advanced Beginner

Computerized retail system preferred. 




Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, this position interacts with staff representatives and managers within Retail Services as well as the University’s central finance team to obtain, clarify, and discuss information.  Externally, this position interacts with customers in order to obtain, clarify, or discuss information.  This position also interacts with external vendors where required

Level of Responsibility:

This position is responsible for the timely and accurate analysis and reconciling of all revenue transactions within Retail Services and Watcard.  This position also prepares and analyzes weekly, monthly and yearly reconciliations and journal entries in accordance with GAAP and the University’s financial policies.  As well, this person is responsible for internal financial statements and various month end reporting.  In order to do so, the position requires an analytical mindset, ability to explain and apply Accounting Principles, and advanced technical skills

Decision-Making Authority:

The Accounting Analyst is expected to work independently to reconcile daily revenue transactions and monthly balance sheet accounts, complete all month end procedures, respond to internal queries, as well as  process and maintain Accounts Receivable transactions and balances.  It is also expected that this position provides guidance within the Accounting office as the assistant to the Financial Officer.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

This position requires extertion of physical sensory effort resulting in slight fatigue, strain, or risk of injury.

Working Environment:

This position works in a typical office environment.  There may be usual hours or schedules and varying volumes of work at different times of the year.