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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 5/20/2022

Reference Number: 000001650
Posted Date: 4/21/2022
Closing Date: 5/20/2022

Department: LTRI - Finance
Position: Senior Research Accountant 

POSITION TITLE  Senior Research Accountant 
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Manager, Research Accounting


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.


As a Senior Research Accountant, your role is to perform a wide range of professional accounting activities requiring competent knowledge of accounting concepts, principles and practices. The position requires independent work under broad direction and within established accounting systems to handle specialized assignments including compliance reporting required by granting agencies. The Senior Accountant works as part of a team ensuring quality, accuracy and timeliness of financial information provided to various stakeholders both internal and external to the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute.


  • Manage complex institutional grants and infrastructure programs; assist with budget preparation for initial grant application and subsequent multi-year forecasts.
  • Coordination of external grant audit required by funding agencies.
  • Prepare annual and periodic financial statements and invoices for management review and subsequent submission to external granting agencies.
  • Perform analysis on a regular basis for assigned Principal Investigators portfolios and follow-up as required.
  • Monitor research activity to ensure compliance with research agreements and guidelines.
  • Assist research scientists and research institute administrators in review of account statements.
  • Prepare billings to granting agencies and follow-up on accounts receivable.
  • Cost centre set-up and subsequent maintenance: validity; budget update etc.
  • Prepare month-end closing journal entries; assist with other month-end closing procedures and analysis and review of balance sheet accounts.
  • Perform month-end closing tasks, such as adjusting grant budgets, inter-company billings and reconciliation, processing of quarterly/annual consolidated grant payments and overhead entries.
  • Preparation of monthly account reconciliations and review of assigned grants net position.
  • Liaison with internal/external clients as required.
  • Mentor and coach junior staff in research accounting, act as resource to them.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Completion of University or College Degree in business or accounting
  • Completion of accounting designation required (CPA, CA, CPA, CGA, CPA, CMA)
  • Not-for-Profit or other Research experience preferred
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong understanding of internal control procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills
  • Intermediate or advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Direct hands on experience with SAP
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance record


In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment, and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.



Posting open until May 20, 2022. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Completion of accounting designation required

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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