• Manager, Finance and Business Services

  • Job Description

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    Faculty/Department: Capital Development and Facilities Management
    Employee Group: Administrative
    Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
    Payband: NM
    Reference Number: 18/A/99

    Hiring Range: $96,615 - $102,654

    Salary Range: $96,615 - $120,769
    Application Deadline: November 16, 2018 (Please note initial screening will take place as of November 5)

    Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Capital Development and Facilities Management, the Manager of Finance and Business Services is a member of the Facilities leadership team and is responsible for providing confidential financial guidance and operational leadership to the team on financial matters. This will include advice on operating budgets, capital budget forecasting and tracking, resource planning, and strategic initiatives that align with priorities the institution. In addition, the development and analysis of multi-year budget plans influenced by master plans, development of information and tools to pursue an Activity Based Budgeting approach, and recommendations regarding capital projects. The incumbent participates in strategic planning and undertakes research and data analysis, and develops forecasts related to budget allocations, facilities management, sustainability plans and initiatives and capital projects.



    Specific Responsibilities Include:


    • Is a key participant in strategic development and management of Facilities capital budgets and operating budgets
    • Works to develop information to inform the transition to an Activity Based Budgeting (ABB) model which is currently under development
    • Ensures effective and efficient allocation of fiscal and physical resources across the Department. Ensures efficient, effective use of resources that are aligned with institutional priorities
    • Supports the AVP in optimizing the financial performance and resource allocation by monitoring revenue and expense targets; transactions and correcting variances when required
    • Provides financial leadership for variance analysis, problem identification, corrective recommendations, project proposals, government funded budgets and all reports
    • Leverages technology and facilitates budget processes and improvements using templates, and tools provided
    • Liaises with Finance to ensure compliance with policies and processes, accountability of financial policies & procedures, core business activities and resource allocation
    • Prepares complex reports and spreadsheets to assist in capital project planning
    • Reviews expenditures and recommends approval by the AVP including capital expenditures
    • Participates in projects with long-term, significant financial impacts
    • Performs various analyses to advise senior leadership on issues related to resource planning
    • Provides input to the process of establishing investment priorities for the institution from masterplans, capital requests, deferred maintenance and other investment needs
    • Collaborates with Department leadership and project managers to develop tools and processes to effectively monitor project budgets and reconcile with overall capital program
    • Represents the Department and contributes College-wide committees as assigned




    • 4-year Bachelors degree plus post-graduate certificate in Business, Finance or Accounting (MBA preferred). CPA, CA/CMA/CGA is required
    • 5 years of financial management, reporting and budgeting experience, preferably in post-secondary education
    • Progressive accounting and financial leadership experience including financial accounting, budget and management/cost accounting; thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Experience with Activity Based Budgeting (ABB) would be considered an asset
    • Demonstrated skill in financial analysis and use of financial software data tools to maintain financial models, forecasts and automated financial reports
    • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills –able to link financial results to operational performance
    • Experience leading teams (i.e. supervisory experience)
    • Demonstrated ability to provide fiscally sound guidance and advice to all levels of leadership


    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com


    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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