Accounting Manager

Renison University College
Location: Waterloo, ON
Open Date: Oct 27, 2023


Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Renison is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometres on either side of the Grand River. Renison invites applications for the full-time, ongoing position of Accounting Manager (35 hours per week; grade 16, salary range: $65,198.00 – $81,498.00). Work is completed in a hybrid environment (office/remote).

Respected as an inclusive community that values the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, Renison is committed to engaged education for the well-being of the world, offering degree programs reflecting social engagement through the School of Social Work, and the Social Development Studies Department; global engagement through our Culture and Language Studies Department and community engagement in our non-degree programs, including the English Language Institute, through the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education. More information about the College is available at uwaterloo.ca/renison.


The Accounting Manager is responsible for the timely and accurate processing, analysis, reporting, and reconciling of all financial transactions within assigned business units within Renison University College (Renison). The role is also accountable for the direction of activities related to the recording and control of non-credit student tuition, and related revenues and student fees in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and sound business principles. Additionally, the incumbent will represent Renison in a manner consistent with the values, goals, and strategic directions of the University College.


Undergraduate Degree, CPA or enrolment in CPA program preferred
7-10 years for relevant work experience in Finance or Accounting
1-2 years in a management or supervisory role is preferred

Skills Required:

Strong financial acumen in business, analysis, reporting and management of money
Relevant knowledge of Not for Profit (NFP) Accounting, ideally in a post-secondary environment
Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy, demonstrated organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening communication skills
Demonstrated management and leadership skills
Demonstrated organization skills
Ability to exercise diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality
Superior problem-solving skills, excellent computer skills (Excel proficiency – High)
Experience with Accounting Software required – Blackbaud Finance Edge software experience and knowledge would be considered an asset
Ability to adapt to changes in working environment

Full Job Description can be found here – https://uwaterloo.ca/renison/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/2023-10-23-jd_accounting_manager_23.pdf

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Renison invites applications for the full-time, ongoing position of Accounting Manager (35 hours per week; grade 16, salary range: $65,198.00 - $81,498.00).

How to Apply

To Apply Upload your application package (including, at minimum, a resume and three references) to Interfolio, https://apply.interfolio.com/135480 The review of applications will begin on November 17, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Renison University College respects, appreciates, and actively encourages diversity. As part of Renison’s commitment to equity within the College, we welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals with diverse experiences based on race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability or disability, including women, 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous Peoples, and other visible minorities. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Renison is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates participating in all parts of the hiring process. Please contact a member of Renison’s Human Resources department with accommodation requests. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. References will be solicited at a later stage in the process as needed. The successful candidate will be asked for consent to have an educational and criminal records verification completed. The criminal records verification provides an indication of the existence of adult criminal convictions, for which a record suspension has not been granted, within the RCMP National Repository of Criminal Records.