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University of Guelph

Executive Director, Budget and Financial Planning



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Over 24,000 students learn at the University of Guelph every year. More than 800 faculty teach here every year. More than 1,800 research projects to improve life in a variety of capacities are currently underway.

Yet what the numbers don’t capture is how we live while we're here and after we leave. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged. They are passionate about being here. We are equally passionate about educating the whole person to shape better citizens of the world.

That has been our focus for over 150 years: life, living, always improving.

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The University of Guelph, located on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron people, is a research-intensive and learner-centred comprehensive university, with 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students attending three campuses, spanning urban hubs and rural communities. The University is known for its commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens. In this newly created and exciting role, the Executive Director, Budget and Financial Planning will have overall responsibility for the University’s central budget process.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Provost, the Executive Director will work closely with members of the executive team, deans, department heads, and budget and financial managers across the university to provide creative and strategic advice in support of the development of the university’s new budget model. Working in partnership with the AVP, Finance, the Executive Director will manage the transition of the University’s Budget Office to the Office of the Provost. A critical dotted line reporting relationship to the AVP, Finance will ensure that the important elements of financial reporting and budget control are maintained.

As the first incumbent for this role, you are a change agent who holds a CPA and has significant senior leadership experience in budgetary management, ideally within a complex public sector organization. You also have completed post-graduate studies in business or a related field. You are very comfortable with influencing others, working as a member of a team, and are focused on clear communication to multiple constituencies across the university to ensure the delivery of service excellence for the university’s budget and financial planning. This role presents an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative financial leader to take on significant budgetary and financial planning leadership. The University of Guelph is a welcoming institution that has been recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Top Employers.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided by both Boyden and the University of Guelph throughout the recruitment process.

To request the executive briefing document for this opportunity, please connect with Jessa Chupik and Michael Naufal at jchupik@boyden.com or 416.309.2358.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.



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University of Guelph
Jessa Chupik
Posting Date: 11-Sep-2017Finance, Budget and Audit Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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