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CCLR Financial Administrator

Date: July 2015
Reports to (Job Title):

CCLR Administrator

WOVS Finance Office

Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Centre for Contact Lens Research


Main Campus


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

This position is responsible for monitoring the financial activity of the Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR) and reporting the ongoing financial position to the CCLR Senior Administration Team (SAT).  This will involve the use of a project based accounting model, ensuring that generally accepted accounting principles are followed.  This position is contingent upon funding.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Project based accounting


2.  Financial reporting


3.  General financial management and support


4.  Managing online employee time allocation system

Position Requirements


Completion of a college diploma in an accounting related field or equivalent experience.


Minimum of three years’ experience in a financial setting with exposure to all aspects of business accounting.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Average Advanced Average None

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

This position will require the incumbent to interact with internal contacts and those external to the CCLR.  Internal interaction will primarily involve obtaining, clarifying and discussing information with co-workers as well as presenting and discussing information or problems with the CCLR SAT.  Externally, the incumbent will be required to work closely with the WOVS Finance Officer and other WOVS administrative personnel to present and discuss information or problems related to the financial activity of the CCLR.  This position will also be responsible for liaising with UW financial personnel and industry representatives for matters related to accounts receivables.

Level of Responsibility:

This position has no direct supervision of others.  The incumbent will be required to carry out specialized work with minimal supervision and will be asked to provide recommendations about CCLR financial practices.  Typically, the annual CCLR revenue and expense budgets (including individual project budgets) will be set by the CCLR Director in consultation with other members of the SAT.  The incumbent will be responsible for the allocation and monitoring of expenses and tracking of milestones related to invoicing.  S/he will be responsible for the accurate reporting of the CCLR financial position and all project costs monthly and/or at the request of the SAT or WOVS.

Decision-Making Authority:

The incumbent will make decisions that will ensure generally accepted accounting principles are being followed, that the CCLR’s financial position is being closely monitored and reported on accurately, and that all required supporting financial documentation is in place

Physical and Sensory Demands:

This position required physical and sensory demands typical of an administrative role with extensive computer use and attention to detail.  This may result in slight fatigue, strain or risk of injury

Working Environment:

Other than the stress of meeting reporting deadlines, the incumbent in this position will not experience excessive stress, tension of anxiety.  A typical work day may involve frequent interruptions.