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The School of Continuing Studies is a large and complex revenue-generating professional education enterprise designed to provide English language instruction and continuing professional education programs to students in the GTA, nationally and internationally. The school serves the diverse needs of international students seeking to obtain language and post-secondary education to excel in Canada. It also serves domestic students seeking to upgrade their professional education, change careers or obtain a Canadian education or credential. It is expected to generate revenue for York University and to generate a funnel of undergraduate and graduate students for York University in order to meet the enrolment targets. The School has two main departments: the York University English Language Institute (YUELI), and Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Manager of Finance, Risk & Facilities has responsibility for the financial management of the School (financial planning & analysis, financial reporting including the management discussion & analysis, financial accounting, day-to-day management and financial & operational controls), the development and implementation of Enterprise Risk Management, physical asset management (manages space planning, all renovations and equipment purchases for the School's new building), managing all external contract negotiations and escalated procurement resolution as well as managing a team of at least 6 staff. The Manager of Finance, Risk & Facilities represents the School with vendors.
University degree in business or equivalent. A recognized professional accounting designation (CPA. CPA, CA. CPA, CMA. CPA, CGA) is required.
At least six years relevant experience in finance, accounting & reporting, including a minimum of three years post-qualification experience. Relevant experience must include overseeing budget management, financial reporting, FP&A (financial planning and analysis) and managing staff (preferably in a unionized environment). Must have at least one(1) year experience in leading and/or implementing a risk management program. Strong preference for candidates who have implemented an accounting system (or ERP).
Significant knowledge of accounting and financial planning.
Effective administrative, supervision, team building and coaching/training skills.
Experience in using sophisticated integrated financial management systems (PeopleSoft/SAP/Oracle or similar).
Demonstrated skill in maintenance of complex financial records. advanced skill using spreadsheet software (EXCEL) including graphics, pivot tables, array commands intermediate skill in using PC database software (ACCESS), and MS WORD.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, summarize and synthesize financial data. critical attention to detail.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify, analyze and propose for existing issues as well as an ability to anticipate challenges and potential opportunities.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a high comfort level with leading discussions, negotiations, planning sessions and presentations at the senior level.
Excellent negotiation skills, oral and written communications skills. interpersonal skills. analytical skills. presentation skills
Working knowledge of business process improvement, continuous improvement, and quality management.
Knowledge of risk management best practices.
Knowledge of space planning and facility management.
Ability to work effectively and achieve goals with a variety of constituent groups at all levels in a complex, political and diverse environment.
Ability to work in an unpredictable and agile environment.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in customer service.
Higher than normal sensory effort related to reviewing detailed and complex information.
High work volume and frequent change related to continued significant growth which will impact on this role in such areas as budgets/forecasts, risk management, facilities.
This position requires the candidate to produce at the time of interview a verification of degree(s), credential(s) or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents.
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York implemented a revised CPM Compensation Framework in 2019. The Framework is a salary grid consisting of 6 or 8 steps (depending on job grade) which is reviewed annually with possible adjustments, and a lump sum Merit Incentive Award. Employees will receive the grid adjustment and depending on performance, eligible permanent employees may move to the next step of the grid and may receive a performance lump sum Merit Incentive Award.Visit the CPM Compensation page on the HR Website to find out more about York's CPM Compensation Program.
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