position is responsible for assisting with planning and securing the
ongoing stability by building and managing the financial, operating, and
administrative systems infrastructure. The incumbent sets goals, monitors
work and evaluates results to ensure objectives and operating requirements
are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization.
This position reports to the Director of Advancement Services.
Provides interpretations and makes recommendations concerning major
organizational financial and administrative matters indicating
alternatives and solutions to the Vice President of University
Works directly with the Director of Advancement Services and senior
staff to set overall organizational policies and priorities. Considers and
analyses the implications of proposed actions and decisions by individual
areas on the whole of the organization (financial, operating and
Works directly with central finance and administrative staff.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for financial management monitoring including all revenues,
expenses, endowment funds and investments.
Advises Vice President, senior management on financial matters assessing
and explaining long and short-term implications for the organization of
alternatives and decisions.
Develops and maintains polices and controls for financial functions.
Manages the development and monitoring of overall organizational and
departmental operating budgets.
Responsible for managing all accounting processes including allocations
and designation to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
Oversees the preparation of standard and ad hoc financial reports
required for responsible fiscal management. This includes budget
analyses, cash flows and forecasts.
Manages all aspects of financial relationships with external groups.
Continuously realigns all aspects of the organization's operations and
support services to facilitate and reinforce the effectiveness of
strategic plans. This includes realigning key business processes, the
organizational structure, management practices, communications, and the
development and deployment of staff.
Assesses and analyses the financial, administrative and operational
implications of proposed actions and decision by individual areas and
departments on the whole of the organization.
General management and implementation of all services required to
operate efficiently and effectively including - space planning, central
reception, capital equipment, central purchasing policies, building
Development and implementation of basic human resource functions.
Consolidated organizational hiring policies including rationalization
and management of overall organizational staffing (management of costs,
staff placement, allocation of human resources, etc.)
Job descriptions, performance reviews, professional development, leave
Management and administration of the collective agreement, including
responsibility for negotiations, grievance procedures, management
adherence to collective agreement.
General management of all aspects of organizational HR requirements and
responsibilities, including creation of economies and effectiveness.
University graduation in business or a related field, professional
accountant or an equivalent combination of education, training and
Individual must possess a minimum of 10 years combined leadership and
financial management experience including five years in a senior
management capacity with a complex not-for-profit organization involving
a significant number of people and organizations with diverse and varied
interests and backgrounds.
Proven success with strategic planning, process re-engineering and
Individual must possess a high degree of technical expertise in
accounting and financial management.
Able to lead and motivate groups and individuals. Able to think
creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with
individuals and groups internally and externally. Able to effectively
manage a large staff, multiple deadlines and tight time constraints.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.