The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!
About Information Technology
Information Technology is a dynamic and collaborative environment. We are focused on prioritizing and optimizing technological investments that facilitate the best student experience, as well as the activities of faculty, researchers and staff. Our greatest strength are the people working with us. People like you, professionals eager to flex their intellectual muscle and achieve new heights in their career. Working here gives you access to a great IT environment, rich with a diverse range of platforms, products, and services. This is a place where innovative ideas are welcome.
In a nutshell: working here is challenging and rewarding. It’ll bring out the best of you. We want people that have the drive to advance IT in higher education. We have the technologies to keep your inner fires burning, and benefits that can help you sustain a better lifestyle. And all this minutes away from gyms, the Byward Market, downtown, and the Rideau Canal at lunch time for runners and skaters.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, provides service with leadership in the sound management of its financial resources. Establishes, improves and updates the faculty or service’s financial management framework, including monitoring and controlling financial activities. Provides guidance, training, expert advice, support and recommendations to management and other members of the faculty or service in relation to financial management.
In this role you will:
Set short-, medium- and long-term planning objectives, budget priorities and financial strategies for faculty budgets, including special programs and projects.
Plan and coordinate the budgeting process, conduct analyses and issue budget forecasts.
Provide expert advice to members of the Service in relation to financial and accounting operations, as well as associated policies and procedures so that internal system controls are efficient and effective. Train and coach staff with financial responsibilities to ensure that their financial operations are consistent and properly conducted.
Develop and implement new work processes, procedures and methods to improve operational efficiency and ensure that financial operations comply with the policies, guidelines and laws governing the University.
Plan, manage and evaluate assigned special projects related to finances and budgets.
Hire, supervise and evaluate direct reports.
What you will bring:
University degree in accounting, finance or business administration, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Minimum seven years of demonstrated experience in a similar role.
Professional accounting accreditation an asset.
Knowledge of business administration processes and practices, including financial planning and budgeting.
Knowledge of financial planning principles, policies, procedures and practices
Knowledge of legal and fiscal provisions, as well as compensation-related regulations and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of the administrative structure and governance of a large organization (preferably in a university setting) an asset.
Experience supervising teams.
Experience working in an environment with multiple labour unions an asset
Autonomy and discretion.
Critical and analytical thinking.
Knowledge and experience using computer systems and software such as Windows, financial systems, spreadsheets, databases, the internet and email.
Bilingualism – English and French (spoken and written).
Key Competencies at uOttawa
Here are the required competencies for all of our employees at uOttawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.