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Posted on: September 5, 2019
Deadline: September 18, 2019
Grade: 8*


Reporting to the Manager, Graduate Diploma in Chartered Professional Accountancy Program, the incumbent performs front line duties for the CPA Program and provides administrative, secretarial and logistical support. He/she provides general information and provides the appropriate referral for students, faculty members, members of the administration and the general public.

Primary responsibilities

  • Receive queries in person, by phone and by e-mail, and provide the information required, or triage to refer the person to the appropriate member of the CPA program.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day administrative operation of the front desk; maintain and monitor the departmental e-mail address.
  • Act as liaison and resource contact for students, professors, and external third parties (e.g. CPA Order, exam software providers, etc.) and address questions/inquiries.
  • Assist with the examination process for all courses in the CPA Program; monitor the Software Dashboard during exams and ensure all exams are properly completed and dispatch exam responses to appropriate parties when received.
  • Inform students on exam re-evaluation procedures, final examinations deferrals and change of grade.
  • Assist Program Advisor in processing student withdrawals, update IP grades received by students on SIS etc.; review and maintain student files as well as potential graduate files and take necessary procedures to correct any discrepancies.
  • Assist the Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations (room setup, material, IT equipment, seminar attendance sign-in sheets, grades and feedback collection and processing); collect, prepare and distribute material and process Capstone I & II summer school payments.
  • Assist in preparing contracts for course markers in accordance with the policies set out by the program; process their payments and maintain accurate records of marker payments by course and by semester.
  • Assist with the hiring and coordination of invigilators for the CPA program including the PEP program midterm and final exams and the Capstone I & II summer school.
  • Order textbooks and desk copies; liaise with publishing representatives and bookstore representatives.
  • Assist with the processing of financial transactions including revenue collection, invoices, expense reports, Web requisitions, purchase orders etc.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, training and use of new software tools (e.g. Microsoft Sharepoint Collaborative platform, Surpass BTL software, others)
  • Invigilate students during exam re-evaluation process and provide assistance to the Manager.
  • Support marketing, recruitment and retention activities. Under the supervision of Manager, provide administrative support and attend special events (e.g. Open House, information sessions, student orientations and kick-off sessions, etc.).
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of exams as per University and Program deadlines.
  • Maintain a catalogue and update files for all course outlines, final exams and solutions used for each course section, for each academic semester.
  • Attend and provide administrative support to CPA Program Committee and sub-committees (e.g. take minutes, etc.)


  • Diploma of Collegial Studies (2 year pre-university DEC) in a related field and two to four years of related work experience, preferably in an administrative office within an educational environment.
  • Previous experience with Assessment Platforms e.g. Moodle, Surpass BTL Software)
  • Demonstrated success and proficiency in providing frontline services to demanding stakeholders.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English; able to explain policies, procedures, and programs relating to an area of work; good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken French, able to respond to work-related questions and basic knowledge (Level 3) of written French.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Word (able to incorporate graphics into reports), Excel (able to create and modify spreadsheets, merge/consolidate data, perform simple statistical calculations), basic knowledge of Access (able to design, create and modify databases, tables, queries and reports), and PowerPoint (able to create basic templates for presentation).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated customer service orientation in order to work effectively with students, faculty and other stakeholders.
  • Self-starter and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to set, assess, and re-assess priorities; analyze and solve problems; multitask.
  • Ability to take and transcribe minutes.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team, and work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work outside of normal operating hours and occasional overtime during special events.


*Please note this is a Pay Equity designated position PE115-14A and the associate salary range is $28.18 to $33.90 per hour.



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by September 18, 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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