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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 12/22/2023

Reference Number: 000001902
Posted Date: 12/1/2023
Closing Date: 12/22/2023

Department: LTRI
Position: Intermediate Research Accountant

POSITION TITLE  Intermediate Research Accountant
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Manager, General Accounting LTRI



The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health, 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 Sinai Health System ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research. 



The Intermediate Research Accountant performs 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 the established accounting systems to handle specialized assignments including compliance reporting required by granting agencies. The Intermediate Research Accountant works as part of the team ensuring quality, accuracy and timeliness of financial information provided to various stakeholders both external and internal including the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Sinai Health System.



  • Prepare annual and periodic financial statements for management review and subsequent submissions to external granting agencies.
  • Prepare billings to granting agencies and follow-up on accounts receivable.
  • Preparation of periodic management financial statements.
  • Perform analysis on a regular basis for assigned Principal Investigators’ grants portfolio and follow-up as required.
  • Monitor research project activity to ensure compliance with grant agreements, funding agency policy, procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist research scientists and institute administrators with the review of grant account statements.
  • Prepare month-end closing reconciliations; assist with other month-end closing procedures; process journal entries, recording overhead; analysis and review of balance sheet accounts.
  • Process allocation entries, and prepare annual reconciliation schedules for management review.
  • Preparation of bi-weekly reimbursement and payroll uploads.
  • Liaison with internal/external clients as required.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned.



  • Completion of University or College Degree in business or accounting.
  • Experience working in Not-for-Profit, hospital, health care or other research/multi-project setting is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP.
  • Analytical, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills with the ability to interact, work and communicate effectively with stakeholders, management, and staff at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills.
  • Experience in the preparation of reports and presentations to senior management.
  • Advance knowledge in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access software programs
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance record.
  • Understanding of Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) standards and requirements preferred, but not strictly required.               

Please submit your resume and cover letter online.


For positions in a laboratory environment, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute’s Safety Requirements include:

  • Maintain personal certifications as required by Safety Office
  • Maintain the lab’s Safety requirements as required by Safety Office
  • Maintain current lab-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - including work with hazardous chemicals and biological agents, hazardous waste disposal, etc.
  • Maintain the lab’s chemical Inventory
  • Responsible for training the lab members on lab-specific procedures, weekly eye wash checks


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).

A recent Provincial Directive mandates all employees of public hospitals in Ontario to be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be regularly tested. All new employees joining Sinai Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and be on track toward full vaccination within six (6) weeks; participating in mandatory twice weekly Rapid Antigen Testing Program until fully vaccinated. There are very limited circumstances in which approval will be given for a medical exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 December 22, 2023. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contact Name: Online
Contact Email: Online
Contact Phone: Online


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