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Finance Assistant

April 18 2017
Industries Education, Training
Categories Accounting technician
Toronto, ON

Finance Assistant

Do you have financial administration and problem-solving skills? Join the team at the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an arm's length agency of the Ministry of Education, where you will provide accounts payable review and processing services.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• review invoices and expense statements for accuracy and compliance with contracts, agreements and other source documents
• investigate and resolve invoice errors and discrepancies
• process invoices for payment
• maintain computerized and hardcopy accounts payable files
• prepare payment summaries
• provide information services to EQAO staff and contractors on accounts payable processes and procedures

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Financial and accounting knowledge and experience:

You have:
• knowledge and skill in accounting systems and financial administrative procedures and processes
• demonstrated knowledge of accounting software such as Great Plains
• demonstrated ability to interpret and apply accounting policies, guidelines and standards

Reasoning, analytical and arithmetic skills:

You can:
• review invoices/statements, and identify errors and/or discrepancies
• determine the appropriate solution to a problem, and follow up as required to implement a solution
• apply arithmetic skills to check the accuracy of invoices, process invoices, and maintain accounts payable records

Organizational skills:

You have:
• proven ability to establish own priorities and meet tight deadlines
• experience in a high volume financial processing environment

Communication and interpersonal skills:

You have:
• verbal and written communication and customer service skills to respond to inquiries and explain information clearly
• proven ability to work effectively on a team

Computer proficiency:

You have:
• proven ability to prepare accounting reports and spreadsheets
• experience using spreadsheet and database software applications to sort, track and manipulate numerical data

Salary Range: $23.79 - $27.73 per hour

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension), 2 Carlton St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, May 2, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 106664 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario's Human Rights Code.

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