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Job ID61874-2231
CompanyMcMaster University
Date Posted2024-04-22
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation

Job Summary

Responsible for applying a knowledge and understanding of established policies and procedures to process financial transactions. Records, classifies, and summarizes accounting data according to established procedures.  


  • Calculate, prepare and issue invoices, cheques, account statements and other financial statements according to established procedures 
  • Receive, send, sort, verify, process and prepare various documents such as purchase orders, invoices, cheque requisitions, receivables, and payables
  • Process, verify, and balance financial records and business transactions, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll 
  • Investigate discrepancies using established procedures
  • Monitor and reconcile statements and participate in the reconciliation of accounts
  • Prepare and generate a variety of scheduled and ad hoc reports
  • Update, maintain, and verify information in a variety of spreadsheets and databases
  • Balance and control cash receipts, including floats, pretty cash and cheques
  • Write a variety of formal notes and records using form letters and templates
  • Apply standard mathematical skills such as calculations, formulas, and equations to perform routine calculation
  • Answer routine inquiries via telephone, email, and in person that are specific in nature. May redirect complex inquiries to the appropriate area. 
  • Maintain filing systems, both electronic and hard copy 

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