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Support Services Assistant

Department: School of Accounting and Finance Effective Date: August, 2008


35 hr/wk

Reports to: Administrative Officer

General Accountability

This position is accountable to the Administrative Officer for graduate/undergraduate program and administrative office support. The incumbent will be expected to solve problems of an undergraduate/graduate nature that may arise for students and faculty members and, in general, be a positive and helpful first point of contact in the School of Accounting and Finance administrative office.  The incumbent will be expected to be fully conversant with many aspects of the School of Accounting and Finance, especially undergraduate/graduate rules and regulations, in order to effectively assist students and the general community. 

Nature and Scope

This position is at 100% load (35 hours per week) and is contingent on funding.


The incumbent would be the key frontline person for the School.  Major challenges of this position are to be constantly aware of changing regulations and procedures in undergraduate/graduate affairs.


The School of Accounting and Finance offers Masters (accounting, finance and taxation), Diploma (in Accounting, Information Technology, and Information Systems Assurance) and PhD academic programs.  On average there are 450 applications per year for these programs and the admission figures are as follows: MAcc 115; MTax 30; MFinance 10, Diplomas 40, PhD 12.


The School also offers a four-year undergraduate program and on average there are 3600 applicants.  The annual admissions are approximately 230 accounting students (165 Arts/55 Mathematics/45 Computer and Financial Managment/10 Science).  In total there are approximately 935 students enrolled in the undergraduate program.  


The School embodies a large and varied mix of operating, research, trust and endowment funding, including seven Centres: The Centre for Accounting Education and Research (CARE), The Gordon H. Cowperthwaite Centre for Accounting Education (GHC), the Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance (CASF), The Deloitte & Touche Tax Education Centre, The UW Centre for Information Systems Assurance (CISA), The Centre for Corporate Finance (CCF) and The Centre for Accounting Ethics (CAE), as well as two Chairs, five Professorships and two Fellowships. 

 There are 16 support staff positions and 32 faculty members in the School. Faculty members are highly professional, very research oriented, and maintain close ties with professional accounting institutes, societies and firms throughout the province.


Significant Internal Contacts:


Faculty and Staff

Faculty recruits

Central Stores

Student members of ASA and ASEC

Current and potential UW students

Registrar’s Office

Human Resources/Payroll


Co-operative Education and Career Services

Office of Disability Services

Graduate Studies

Audio Visual

Procurement Services

Room Bookings


Significant External Contacts:


High School students/Guidance Departments

Professional accounting firms

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario



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Specific Accountabilities

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