Manager, Finance And Business Operations (2 Positions)

College Oakville Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

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Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology; Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Davis/Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Payband: NM
Reference Number: 18/A/66; 18/A/72

Hiring Range: $96,615 - $102,654

Salary Range: $96,615 - $120,769
Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin during the week of August 30, 2018.
Application Details: This posting is for two Managers of Finance & Business Operations - one within the Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies, and the other within the Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Reporting to the Dean, the Manager of Finance and Business Operations is a member of the Faculty leadership team and is responsible for providing confidential financial guidance and operational leadership to the Faculty on financial matters, including budget position, academic resource planning, and strategic initiatives that align with priorities of the Faculty, the academic division, and the institution. This includes the development and analysis of multi-year budget plans using an Activity Based Budgeting approach, and recommendations regarding financial, space and enrolment. The incumbent participates in strategic planning and undertakes research and data analysis, and develops forecasts related to budget allocations, strategic enrolment management, and academic infrastructure needs across the Faculty.


Specific Responsibilities: 


  • Leads strategic development and management of Faculty capital and operating budgets, using Activity Based Budgeting (ABB). Ensures effective and efficient allocation of fiscal and physical resources across the Faculty
  • Optimizes financial performance and resource allocation by ensuring that revenues and expenses meet targets monitors transactions and corrects variances when required
  • Provides financial leadership for variance analysis, problem identification, corrective recommendations, project proposals, government funded budgets and all reports
  • Leverages technology and develops and facilitates budget processes using templates, and tools provided.
  • Develops recommendations for senior leadership through complex financial analysis, engaging working groups and stakeholders when required across Sheridan
  • Evaluates and adjusts existing model for budget planning, faculty complement planning, staff planning, enrolment planning, and academic renovations planning to ensure alignment with academic and strategic priorities
  • Liaises with Finance to ensure accountability of core business activities and resource allocation. Builds productive and collaborative relationships with Financial Services and Institutional Research
  • Prepares complex reports, spreadsheets and informational documents to assist in program planning and HR planning
  • Acts as point of contact and resource for the Deans and Associate Deans in the annual budget development process
  • Provides guidance regarding budget allocations, ensuring consistency with the overall institutional budget process
  • Participates in projects with long-term, significant financial impacts
  • Performs various analyses to advise senior leadership on issues related to resource planning
  • Develops, guides and empowers a diverse and capable team to support objectives




  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting (MBA or Masters in Business, Finance or Accounting preferred)
  • Accounting designation - CPA, CA/CMA/CGA preferred
  • 7 years of financial management, reporting and budgeting experience preferably in post secondary education (or an equivalent combination of experience and education)
  • Progressive accounting and financial leadership experience including financial accounting, budget and management/cost accounting; thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Demonstrated skill in quantitative financial analysis and use of financial software data tools to maintain financial models, forecasts and automated financial reports
  • Experience with Activity Based Budgeting preferred
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills – able to link financial results to operational performance drivers
  • Experience leading teams, along with excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide fiscally sound guidance and advice to all levels of leadership
  • Ability to assemble, analyze and clearly present complex data and recommendations into concise, formal reports and presentations
  • Effective communication (oral and written) and presentation skills; clearly communicates complex financial or forecasting information verbally and in writing across multiple levels
  • Able to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of funding within the post-secondary sector in Ontario would be considered an asset
  • PeopleSoft experience (Student and Financials) would be considered an asset


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.

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