The role of the Finance Manager is to provide high level financial and budgetary analysis and reporting to the Governance portfolio, in support of strong budget management.
The Governance portfolio encompasses several units, including the Office of The President, Office of University Counsel, Board of Governors, Internal Audit and Office of the Ombudsperson.
assessing existing financial systems and recommending and implementing changes; and developing / supporting financial processes.
This position plays a significant role in supporting the Director of Finance in providing strategic financial management.
This position works with a budget of $15 million.
A significant portion of each day will be spent dealing with complex and strategic financial and data issues. Must be able to deal with changing priorities and multiple deadlines.
Must be able to build relationships and work collaboratively to provide support for academic and departmental priorities.
This position also serves as a secondary resource for both the Vice President, Development & Alumni Engagement and Vice President, External Relations portfolios. Organizational Status
The Finance Manager, Governance Portfolio reports to the Finance Director, and is part of a finance team providing financial support to the Portfolio, working independently or in collaboration with UBC Financial Operations, UBC Budget Office, other UBC Finance Managers, and portfolio executives, directors, managers, and staff. Work Performed
and sets up systems to monitor these.
Involved in the development of business plans for new programs and activities.
advising on financial implications of various planning options.
Reports to the Finance Director. Works with wide latitude. Is expected to work independently under general direction in a collaborative and professional environment. Supervision Given
This position has no direct reports. May indirectly manage work of a buyer, and supervise work-learn students, clerical staff and consultants Consequence of Error / Judgement
The Finance Manager must have a thorough understanding of the principles of accounting and sound financial management skills.
He / she is required to apply this theoretical knowledge to research the information needs of faculty management, develop structures to collect the data required, and create processes to compile the data into meaningful reporting formats which enable financial results and risks to be readily determined.
The position is required to use judgment to interpret financial information received from a variety of sources, assess financial risks and problems, and make recommendations to manage the risks and resolve financial issues.
Reports reviewed and shared by this position must be correct, contain the appropriate, complete information, and present the information in a manner that enables them to be easily understood by Unit leaders.
Errors in the information / reports prepared by this position could result in poor financial decisions by Senior Management.
If reports to funders (such as the Ministry of Health) are incorrect, this could damage the relationship with the funder, cause significant reputation losses to the Faculty.
In addition, if the information presented does not support appropriate financial monitoring, then problems could be overlooked and continue to worsen over time and thus jeopardize the financial health of the Faculty and the University. Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and completion of the CPA Accounting program (CA, CGA or CMA). A minimum of 7 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.