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Posted on: July 30, 2019
Deadline: August 12, 2019
Grade: 13


Reporting to the Senior Administrator, Benefits Portfolio and functionally to the Director, Investments, the incumbent acts as a specialized administrative support for both the Office of the Treasurer’s investment and benefits portfolios by providing quality controls and assurances as to the source information used for strategic and tactical managerial purposes.

Primary responsibilities

  • Produce and analyze the audited financial statements and year-end files for the Pension Plan, the Concordia University Foundation and the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program.
  • Handle external audits for all three entities, including providing all documentation requested by the external auditors and answering all their questions.
  • Produce and analyze the quarterly profit and loss statements of the Pension Plan and the Concordia University Foundation.
  • Monitor and validate all financial data and transactions recorded in the University’s custodian system as to accuracy, timeliness and completeness, including transactions related to several sophisticated investment products such as private equity, general partnerships, etc. This responsibility includes periodic reconciliation to over forty external investment managers.
  • Enter and validate all information in the Foundation’s Program Valuation Management System and reconcile to the University’s general ledger and to the custodian’s system.
  • Perform all regular related tasks for the Pension Plan, the Foundation and the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program, including all tax and regulatory filings, the remittance of monthly contributions and the payment of invoices.
  • Assume the role of back office in the settlement of financial transactions performed in-house by the investment team, such as cash positions and currency forward contracts.
  • Produce the required financial reports for the portfolio’s governing committees.
  • Advise the Senior Administrator, the Director of Investments and the University Treasurer and Investment Officer with respect to strategic planning, industry governance and market intelligence related to the fields of pensions and investments.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Senior Administrator and/or the Director of Investments.
  • Represent the Senior Administrator at any related committees as assigned and/or as required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities and four to seven years of work experience in investment and fund accounting.
  • Professional designation and/or certificate (i.e.: C.F.A, C.A, etc.), an asset.
  • Excellent financial interpretation and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interpret complex situations and resolve conflicts with professionalism and discretion.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English and good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written French.
  • Advanced knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Good understanding of computing and automation technologies and administrative and information systems.
  • Knowledge of the pension and investment industries an asset.


$70,988.18 - $84,798.44 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by August 12, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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