Accounts Payable Clerk

Location of position: Ottawa, Ontario
Job status: Indeterminate and Determinate (12-months) opportunities
Number of positions being staffed: 1
Classification: GR-04
Salary: $52,401 to $61,648 per year
Language requirements: Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Open To: Persons legally entitled to work in Canada, who are currently residing in the National Capital Region
Closing date: July 26, 2019

Special posting considerations: Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

The results of this competition may be used to staff similar term or indeterminate positions within the Finance and Awards Administration Division.

We are committed to being an employer of choice by offering a progressive, positive and flexible work environment. We value our contribution to Canada and are proud of our reputation for supporting research excellence.

Job Summary

Provide effective and efficient processing and verification of all accounts payable for both Councils, while ensuring the accuracy and completeness of related financial data for financial management and reporting purpose in compliance with the Financial Administration Act (FAA), Treasury Board of Canada policy instruments, regulations and agreements and the operational and financial frameworks established for awards granted under the Councils’ research grants, scholarships and fellowships programs, research partnerships programs.

Statement of Qualifications


Secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives.

Degree equivalency


Recent* experience in using one or more of the following financial systems: Oracle; Freebalance; SAP
Recent* experience in processing transactions, such as accounts payable, and/or accounts receivable, in an integrated financial system.
Experience in using computer software, such as word processing, spreadsheets and electronic mail

*Within the last three (3) years


Excellent knowledge of NSERC and SSHRC
Excellent knowledge of the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Councils’ policies and procedures
Excellent knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
Above standard knowledge of office automation tools, in particular Excel and Word
Knowledge of financial reconciliation techniques


Ability to apply NSERC’s and SSHRC’s policies, administrative/accounting policies, guidelines and directives as appropriate
Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
Ability to recognize issues and propose viable solutions
Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
Ability to work in an autonomous fashion under pressure and within established deadlines

Personal Suitability

Client service and result orientation
Strong interpersonal skills/team oriented/behavioral flexibility
Tact and diplomacy
Thorough and detail oriented
Demonstrated initiative and good judgment

Condition(s) of Employment

Security Clearance: Reliability Status

In their application, candidates must fully demonstrate that they have all of the required qualifications.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise us in a timely fashion, of any accommodation assistance you require to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from women, members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Organizational Needs

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.

Information on employment equity

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will be sent. Only those selected for an exam/interview will be contacted.

If you require additional information on the position, please contact us at RECRUITING@NSERC-CRSNG.GC.CA or at 613-995-6061.

We thank all of you for your interest in this employment opportunity.

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