Financial Administrative Assistant

January 23 2019
Industries Education, Training
Categories Accounting, Finance, Billing, Account receivables, Accounts payable, Accounting clerk, Accounting technician, Bookkeeping
Toronto, ON

Financial Administrative Assistant – Current & Future Talent Pool

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

York University Temporary Agency (YUTA) is the internal agency that services York University's interim employee hiring needs. YUTA is responsible for sourcing, screening and placing all interim employees in work assignments throughout York University.

YUTA is currently seeking flexible and adaptable Financial Administrative Assistants who thrive in a fast-paced environment and who are interested in obtaining temporary employment on York's diverse campus. As part of our on-going recruitment process to establish a pool of qualified candidates for various current and future temporary financial administrative opportunities at York University, YUTA is continuously accepting applications for financial associates to provide support with financial administrative duties across York University. 

While financial assignments vary in the areas of responsibility and in duration, some of the duties you may be responsible for include:

  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • General Accounting
  • Budget and financial assistance
  • Preparing financial forms for processing such as: cheque requisitions, accountable advances, claims for reimbursement of expenses, purchase requisitions, travel expenses, petty cash vouchers, petty cash reimbursement statement, electronic upload journals and general ledger journals, etc.
  • Reconciliation of transaction details, payroll distribution, creating budget status reports and supporting budget/finance related activities.

Although the qualifications required for specific assignments will vary, the typical qualifications for administrative/financial positions include:

  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles, related training and education
  • Experience and knowledge of standard office practices and procedures
  • Experience working in a similar large, unionized academic environment
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office programs including Word and Excel in a Windows-based environment
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills and the ability to effectively manage changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently within established guidelines and procedures and as a member of a team
  • Recent and relevant employment experience executing financial duties

If this interests you, and you have the flexibility to work Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30pm, please apply to this exciting opportunity at

Note: York University has recently implemented an education and professional designation verification checks process.  We request, at the time of interview, you bring with you your original education documentation (post-secondary and above) which is a requirement for beginning work, dependent on role specific requirements.  Other job specific checks may include driver's license verification and/or vss check for which you would be notified during notification of an assignment.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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