Senior Financial Officer
University of Toronto
Mississauga, Canada
6d ago

About us :

Established in 1967, the University of Toronto Mississauga is the second-largest division of U of T (Canada's largest university), numbering 14,000 undergraduate students, 682 graduate students, over 2,500 full and part-

time employees (including 857 permanent faculty and staff) as well as over 54,000 alumni.

The campus is situated on 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River, 33 kilometers west of the University's St. George campus in Toronto.

U of T Mississauga has 17 distinct academic departments, 156 programs and 92 areas of study, and includes the Institute for Management & Innovation and Centre for South Asian Civilizations.

The Mississauga Academy of Medicine is located on campus in the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex.

Your opportunity :

As a Senior Financial Officer, you will be joining a team of Finance experts in Financial and Budget Services to provide the U of T Mississauga community with assistance and information on all aspects of accounting, finance, budgeting, financial systems and project management.

The U of T Mississauga community will trust you to be their true partner in all things Finance.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Overseeing the financial management of budgets that include strategic planning, analysis and forecasting
  • Advising staff on accounting practices and University financial policies and procedures
  • Performing complex financial data modeling and analysis
  • Implementing plans and process improvements for project activities
  • Researching, analyzing and recommending solutions to project challenges
  • Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders
  • Drafting progress reports for project leader's review
  • Keeping well-informed on changes to policies, procedures, collective agreements, and applicable legislated requirements.
  • Qualifications

    Essential Qualifications :

  • University degree in commerce, business or a related field with a specialization in accounting or finance or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Completion of courses in the following subjects : advanced management accounting, advanced financial accounting, statistics, business finance, Canadian income taxation, advanced auditing and internal controls.

  • Minimum five (5) years of senior experience in an accounting position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced management accounting, advanced financial accounting, statistics, business finance, Canadian income taxation, advanced auditing and internal controls.
  • Experience in complex budgeting and financial analysis, financial reporting including experience in preparing financial statements, financial forecasting, developing long-
  • range plans and profitability / cost benefit analysis. Experience in reconciling financial information, generating financial reports from a financial system and process improvement.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply accounting and budgeting knowledge to effectively resolve financial issues, client service issues, improve processes, analyze financial information and identify pertinent issues, and ability to communicate financial information to individuals with little financial experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to design financial reports and present information which clearly conveys a solid understanding of accruals, accounts payable, reconciliation of accounts, transfers, variance analysis, overhead allocation, budgeting, forecasting fixed and variable costs, internal recoveries, statistical analysis, internal controls, audit procedures, testing results, governance, HST, financing and cash flows.
  • Experience in preparing memorandums, and documenting policies and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze financial information (budget and actual).
  • Ability to determine financial impact of both financial and non-financial information.
  • Experience implementing financial implications of agreements / contracts and interpreting and applying policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet applications and word processing software and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and bring the appropriate sense of urgency to situations.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and initiative.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • Ability to act with discretion when handling confidential information.
  • Assets (Nonessential) :

  • Enrollment in a professional accounting designation program.
  • Audit experience.
  • Power BI
  • To be successful in this role you will be :

  • Team player
  • Travel : NoneNotes : An extended job description is available upon request.Employee Group : United Steelworkers (USW)Appointment Type : Budget - Continuing


    Full-timePay Scale Group and Hiring Rate : USW Pay Band 15 $83,481 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $106,758.

    Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation / Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

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