An opportunity for a champion of best practices in accounting and finance to oversee the financial health of York University and play a pivotal role in supporting business goals and objectives in a complex academic environment.
As AVP, Finance & CFO, you will be a key member of the Finance & Administration Division senior leadership team and, as such, contribute to the overall strategy, financing and operations of the University. You will provide leadership and direction to the VP of Finance & Administration, Executives, the Board of Governors and other Board Committees, in the areas of accounting, financial reporting, insurance and risk, compliance, finance, procurement and treasury.
An excellent communicator with proven strategic and managerial abilities, you are ready to provide functional direction and oversight to a portfolio ranging from the Office of the Comptroller to Treasury, while providing leadership and guidance to the management team on people management strategies related to recruitment, retention, compensation, staff development, and employee and labour relations.
Your expertise in all things finance is solidly backed by an MBA or equivalent, and a relevant professional designation, as well as 10 or more years of finance experience in progressively more responsible positions. You are familiar with university (or similar) decision-making processes, have a track record of success in financial planning, strategic planning and budgeting, and are adept at setting and achieving priorities within a dynamic, complex environment.
The mandate of AVP, Finance and CFO will call for your ability to manage the finances of a large, public sector organization, achieve organizational goals by working with individuals at all organizational levels, and effectively foster and supervise a credible, focused team of managers and staff in meeting Faculty and Department needs across the University. You will be a visible and approachable presence in the Finance Department, coaching, mentoring and supporting your team, and keeping current with University objectives, policies and procedures so that you can develop and recommend strategies to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and success of financial and business processes and activities.
York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 26 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and 300,000+ alumni. For more information, please visit our website at yorku.ca.
For full position details and information on how to apply, please visit our website and reference posting number CPM-11026.
Note: Applications for this position will be accepted until 4:30 pm on March 28, 2018.
The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.
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Please note, due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.