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Manager, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting

Date: February, 2014
Reports to (Job Title): Controller
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles):

Corporate Accounting Analyst, Financial Reporting Analyst,

Corporate Accounting Associate

Location: Main Campus
Grade:

USG 13

35 hr/wk


Primary Purpose

The Manager, Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting is accountable to the Controller for the accurate and timely recording and reporting of the University’s financial data.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Responsible for accurate and timely recording of all corporate transactions:

 

2.  Responsible for accurate and timely reporting of university financial information:

 

3.  Other

Position Requirements

Education:

University undergraduate degree

Professional accounting designation (e.g. CA, CMA or CGA)  

Experience:

Technical:

MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other

Intermediate

Advanced Beginner

Oracle E-business Suite,

COGNOS

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, this position supports senior management decision-making through the timely and accurate recording and reporting of university activities.  This position must develop good working relationships with faculty and staff across the university community as it provides accounting advice on university business activities.  This position also communicates with the internal auditors on the effectiveness of internal controls around the journal entry and reconciliation processes.  Externally, this position will have contact with the university’s external auditors, external entities under the university’s control, actuary, and outside agencies to whom the university reports. The incumbent must possess superior interpersonal skills and conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times. As part of the management team in Finance, the incumbent must have the ability to share information in a collaborative manner and effectively interact with co-workers. As a financial subject matter expert, the incumbent is expected to work on university wide initiatives and cross functional teams with immediate impact.

Level of Responsibility:

This position provides leadership and strategic support to the organization by ensuring the university meets its reporting obligations through the timely and accurate recording and reporting of university financial activities. This position is a member of the management group within Finance and represents and speaks on behalf of Finance on various finance-related matters.

Decision-Making Authority:

The incumbent is responsible for decisions within the functional unit within Finance, including hiring decisions and performance evaluations and must exercise judgment in determining when issues need to be elevated to the Controller.   The individual must be self-directed and able to work independently.  In collaboration with other members of the Finance management team and the university community, this position has the authority to suggest and implement changes to financial and business activities, within his/her areas of responsibilities, based on best practices and to ensure compliance with university policies, procedures or legislation.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal physical demands typical of a position operating within a fast-paced, high volume office environment.  Individual must be able to manage concurrent assignments and prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines. 

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of a leadership position exposed to stress and pressure associated with senior level responsibilities.  Individual must be able to manage concurrent assignments and prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines.  There may be periods of irregular/high volumes, e.g. year-end.  The university operates in a decentralized environment in terms of decision making and a centralized environment in terms of establishing standards, policies, procedures and financial systems. Consequently, the accounting and technical skills across university units of those dealing with financial matters vary significantly. Due to the nature and the complexities of the university business activities, disagreements and contentious issues and situations may arise from time to time due to differing interpretations of policies and procedures. Diplomacy and tact are required in all situations.