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Manager Revenue Accounting

Date: February, 2014
Reports to (Job Title): Controller
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): Revenue Analyst; Revenue Associate
Location: Main Campus
Grade:

USG 12

35 hr/wk


Primary Purpose

The Manager, Revenue Accounting is accountable to the Controller for the coordination and direction of all activities related to the recording, receipt and control of the university’s non-tuition revenue in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, established guidelines, university policy and sound business practices.  The role is responsible for the day-to-day operations ensuring that the revenue team provides efficient, accurate and timely support to client groups.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Oversee accounts receivable and non-tuition revenue operations

 

2.  Provide strategic direction and planning for financial matters related to processing non-tuition revenue for the university

 

3.  Provide leadership and direction to staff

 

4.  Other

Position Requirements

Education:

University undergraduate degree

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

Experience:

Technical:

MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Intermeidate Advanced Beginner

Oracle E-business Suite,
COGNOS

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Superb communication and strong interpersonal skills are required to address and resolve issues of procedure, policy and best practice.  The Manager, Revenue Accounting must promote efficient and effective receipt processing and revenue recording practices and not yield to pressures.  This position communicates internally with Finance team members as well as administrative staff and financial officers across the campus community.  The Manager, Revenue Accounting must communicate accounting information to client groups, which often have little or no accounting experience, in order to achieve accurate and timely financial reporting related to revenue and taxes.  Externally, this position communicates with the university’s external auditors and customers in order to resolve account issues.

Level of Responsibility:

The Manager, Revenue Accounting is responsible for accurate and timely non-tuition revenue recording and reporting for the institution while meeting the service needs of the internal and external client groups.  This position provides leadership and strategic support to the organization through the timely and accurate recording and reporting of university revenue.  This position is a member of the management group within Finance and represents and speaks on behalf of Finance on various revenue-related matters.

Decision-Making Authority:

The incumbent is responsible for decisions within the revenue group 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 working 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 complexities of the university business activities, disagreements and contentious issues and situation may arise from time to time due to differing interpretations of policies and procedures.