Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.
Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.
Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Financial Assistant.
The Financial Assistant position is part of a team responsible for the day-to-day administrative functioning of the Athletics and Recreation department, including data input, payment processing, and other clerical duties associated with departmental financial operations.
This position requires extensive knowledge and understanding of all facets of the payment processing operations and a thorough understanding of university expense and signing authority policies and procedures as well as Broader Public Sector Directives governing payment processing and disbursement of public funds. The incumbent will have daily contact with administration staff, management and other departmental staff in completing their duties and has a direct influence in providing excellent customer service and satisfaction to internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent works with confidential information; salary information, exercises considerable independence of judgement and acts as a resource to the department.
The position requires a combination of strong clerical skills and the ability to handle numerous tasks efficiently and accurately in a high volume payment processing environment. Confidential materials are handled on a regular basis, so the successful candidate must exercise discretion in the performance of their duties.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo and Brantford Campus and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.
This position works 32 hours a week, with normal hours of work being between 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.