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Associate Director, Residence Finance - Simon Fraser University

updated on 10:01 AM, November 23, 2021
Province: Burnaby, British Columbia
Position: Associate Director, Residence Finance
Deadline: December 6, 2021

Job Description / Duties

The Associate Director, Residence Finance manages the annual budget planning process, and internal and external financial reporting for all units within Residence and Housing. The Associate Director is a senior leader within the department and works closely with the supervisor and other senior administrators to provide professional and strategic advice, assistance and problem resolution. The role researches, designs, develops, and implements the annual budget and long-term financial and capital plans and participates in large department projects involving the analysis of revenue and capital expenditures. The Associate Director provides guidance regarding the financial implications of new ventures, exploring alternative funding methods and costing models, manages and participates in department and university financial database upgrades and interfaces, and conducts operational and business process improvement reviews.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, or a related discipline, a professional accounting designation (e.g., CPA) and five years of related experience in areas such as the management of complex revenue-based budgets, centrally funded budgets, and fixed asset management, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Excellent knowledge of capital management related to financial planning.
Excellent knowledge of the design and development of financial models.
Knowledge of the fiscal control and financial management in student housing communities.
Excellent budget analysis, planning, financial reporting, management accounting, and fiscal management skills.
Excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written), team management, and customer service skills.
Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent ability to interpret and apply policies.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, exercise initiative, diplomacy, and discretionary judgment.
Ability to develop relationships, partnerships and work collaboratively at all levels within the organization.
Ability to supervise staff.
Ability to engage in independent and consultative decision-making.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and being on-call.
Proficient in the use of standard office applications and enterprise-level financial systems (e.g., MS Office, PeopleSoft, Hyperion Planning, and housing management system).

Additional Information

Assignment End Date: November 25, 2022.

Salary: $76,473 To $91,324 Annually

Contact Information

Zoe Woods (zoe_woods@sfu.ca

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