The Associate Director of Financial Reporting is responsible for overseeing the Financial Reporting department and a wide range of financial reporting. The Associate Director works closely with the Director, Finance and the Director, Financial Planning & Budget in maintaining the operations and integrity of the University’s financial and reporting systems.
The position provides a leadership role to the Finance Department in the areas of accounting policy, financial reporting standards and financial statement preparation. As a member of the Financial Services team, the incumbent is responsible for providing analysis, advice, and business support to all levels of management on a variety of financial and business matters.
Organization and Structure:
This position is an integral part of the senior Financial Services team and works collaboratively with all Directors and Managers in the team to achieve the strategic and operational goals of the Financial Services division and the University. Specifically the team is responsible for the full scope of financial services and will work together to prepare financial statements, analysis, internal and external reporting, review and implement new systems, business processes, procurement, warehousing and internal controls.
Nature and Scope:
The scope of the Associate Director includes the management, administration and coordination of the full range of external reporting, year-end preparation, government and agency reporting and assist the Director, Finance and Director, Financial Planning & Budget with internal reporting, oversight, maintenance and integration of financial systems. The position will develop key internal and external relationships and assist in process reviews and general accounting functions. The Associate Director will assist in in a variety of functions including: review and preparation of financial forecasts and budgets, collaborative oversight and quality control of the general ledger, financial analyses and interpretation of results to all levels of management and recommendations for corrective action if and where required.
The incumbent shall assist the Associate Vice-President to develop and implement a divisional mission congruent with the organization's vision.
To be successful, the incumbent requires a high degree of motivation, critical thinking, independence, judgement, management and supervisory skills, tact and diplomacy and well-polished communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, the incumbent needs to have significant knowledge and experience in GAAP, PSAS, IFRS and Not-for-Profit, financial reporting, business processes, current and emergent technology to institute and maintain leading business practices.
Associate Vice-President, Finance