Current Opportunity


Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Finance & Corporate Services (DFC) the Accountant administers Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation’s (SHRF) general and grants accounting, payroll and benefits, and all related reporting. The Accountant provides guidance and direction to others in the application of accounting, administrative and HR procedures. the Accountant performs all duties in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); requirements established by the provincial government; SHRF policies; and provides general support to the DFC. 

Areas of Responsibility

  • Draft financial reports required internally and by the Board for review by the DFC

  • Prepare various reports required by government agencies.

  • Assist the DFC in the preparation and monitoring of quarterly forecasts and yearly budgets.

  • Analyze cash flow needs and recommend investment options to the DFC by collaborating with an external financial advisor 

  • Process bills, accounts receivable transactions and manage collections. 

  • Process grant and award transactions and payments timely and accurately. 

  • Process accounts payable transactions and expense claims timely and accurately.

  • Administer payroll related transactions and reporting timely and accurately.

  • Track capital assets and maintain amortization schedules.

  • Perform month end accounting procedures with sign-off approval from each area director.

  • Support the annual audit process.

  • Assist the DFC in executing HR procedures and tasks (e.g. maintaining employee records and performing new employee orientation and employee exiting procedures). 

  • Assist the DFC in maintaining and recommending updates to the Finance and HR policies 

  • and procedures.

  • Stay abreast of changes in policies, legislation, and standards relevant to the role.

  • Comply with policies, legislation, and standards relevant to the role and promote compliance amongst other SHRF staff.

  • Liaise with institutions that administer SHRF grant funds to ensure appropriate reporting and reconciliation of grant accounts.

  • Collaborate with the funding team to ensure financial grant management processes are running efficiently and effectively between the Finance unit and the Funding unit.

  • Organize own work and meet deadlines.

  • Participate in special projects as assigned and support team efforts. 

  • Support office administrative duties as needed.


Required Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of accounting principles, processes, and standards.

  • Good knowledge and experience in financial reporting, forecasting, and budgeting.

  • Knowledge of sound business practices relating to financial management, financial planning, and HR.

  • Good knowledge of government requirements in relation to payroll processes.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in delivering information and reports to management and government.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong organizational skills with a high level of accountability and strong ability to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • High level of confidentiality maintained in all areas.

  • Fulfil a support role to the DFC in their responsibilities to the organization.

Technical Proficiencies

  • Strong technical accounting skills

  • High proficiency in Excel and other office applications

  • Extensive experience working with accounting and reporting systems


Education and Experience

  • The position requires a recognized accounting degree with 5 years of relevant experience.

  • Having obtained the CPA designation or working towards one is a strong asset.


About SHRF

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation is the provincial funding agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan. SHRF collaborates with stakeholders to contribute to the growth of a high-performing health ecosystem, culture of innovation and the improved health of citizens by strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in health research in Saskatchewan and aligning research with the needs of our stakeholders.


SHRF values employees who are professional, courteous, talented, and knowledgeable in their field, well-organized, self-starters and strong team players, and provides a work environment that encourages and supports employees to excel. 


This position effectively promotes and applies SHRF’s core values of accountability, adaptability, collaboration, excellence, and integrity. These represent a vital part of SHRF’s strategic foundation and exemplifies the fundamental beliefs and guiding principles for how all staff work with each other and all stakeholders.

Working Conditions and Compensation

This is a full-time permanent position. The incumbent works in an office environment during core office hours (8:30-4:30), with the ability to work remotely. Working evenings and weekends may be required, driven by circumstances and deadlines. Travel to represent SHRF or carry out position duties may be required. 

The SHRF office is located in Innovation Place, Saskatoon, with good parking and access to the many features of this vibrant research park, located next to the University of Saskatchewan campus and South Saskatchewan River. Due to Covid-19, the incumbent might be expected to work fully or partly on a remote basis. 

SHRF offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline
September 6, 2020 (11:59 p.m. CST)
The target start date is October 13, 2020

How to Apply
Your application must include:

  1. Cover letter outlining your interest in and fit for the position

  2. Resume

  3. Names of three references with contact information


Please submit your application using the submission form below. For assistance with this form or questions about the position, contact or call 306-975-1680.


We appreciate the interest of all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

This opportunity is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. If you are considered for an interview, you will be contacted.

We are the provincial funding agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan.


Phone: 1-306-975-1680

Toll Free: 1-800-975-1699 (within Canada and the United States)

Fax: 1-306-975-1688

Address: 324-111 Research Drive,

Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2

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