Sheridan College

Senior Manager, Budget Model

Job Description

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Faculty/Department: Finance and Administration 
Employee Group: Administrative 
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Payband:  NO
Reference Number: 18/A/12
Hiring Range: $118,509.00 - $ 125,916.45

Salary Range: $118,509.00 - $148,137.00
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Administration, and working closely with the Director, Integrated Planning, the Provost/VP Academic, Associate Vice President Finance and the Finance and Institutional Research departments, the Senior Manager, Budget Model is responsible for developing a new responsibility centred management (RCM) budget model for Sheridan. This model is a critical component to achieving the goals of the institution over the long term and is part of Integrated Planning at Sheridan - a sustainable approach to institution-wide planning that aligns organizational academic and non-academic planning, and facilitates priority-based decision making.



Specific Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership and support to the committees and associated sub-committees charged with the development and implementation strategy of the new institutional budget model;
  • Leading activities to support the development of the new budget model. This includes conducting research, providing detailed financial cost analyses, scenario building, and analytical modelling;
  • Using a project management approach to lead the development and implementation of the model;
  • Serving as a consulting resource (i.e. provides advice, expertise and guidance) to leaders for the design and development of new budget model, for analytics, and also for enhancing resource optimization;
  • Providing ongoing management of budget management systems needed to maintain the new budget model;
  • Developing the portfolio / project operational plan and plans resources necessary to complete all activities on-time and within budget;
  • Leading and coordinating a team of technical resources professionals to support the committees who are responsible for designing, developing and maintaining analytical models for revenues, budget allocations, and other financial data as required;
  • Other related duties as assigned.




The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree or 3 year diploma/degree plus post graduate diploma in Business Administration/Commerce, Accounting or a related field of study and a minimum of 7 years of experience in financial management, reporting and budgeting with large organization financial, budget and finance systems, preferably in a post-secondary institution (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience)
  • Must possess an Accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, or CGA)
  • Progressive accounting and financial leadership experience including (financial accounting, budget and management/cost accounting); Demonstrated skill in quantitative financial analysis with thorough understanding and ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide fiscally sound guidance and advice to all levels of management
  • Project management experience leading major institution-wide financial initiatives and large cross-functional project teams; developed ability to create and execute detailed project plans
  • Strong advanced technical experience in the use of financial software data tools to develop and maintain financial models, forecasts and automated financial reports; able to conceptualize and develop models
  • Change leadership
  • Strong analytical skills – able to link financial results to operational performance drivers
  • Effective report writing - Ability to assemble, analyze and clearly present complex data and recommendations into concise, formal reports and presentations
  • Negotiation skills and influencing techniques; Able to help find solutions to meet divergent (and often competing) needs of various stakeholders; Maintains neutrality
  • Excellent planning, organizational, time management skills, analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Strong client service skills ; Collaborative working style – able to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Effective communication, presentation and influencing skills with the ability to influence at all levels and obtain buy-in where there are diverse needs and competing priorities; clearly communicates complex financial or forecasting information verbally and in writing across multiple levels
  • Knowledge of funding within the post-secondary sector in Ontario would be considered an asset
  • PeopleSoft experience (Student and Financials) and completion of project management courses would be an asset
  • Change Leadership training would be an asset


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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