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MANAGER OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - Memorial University of Newfoundland

Province: St. John's, Newfoundland
Deadline: May 12, 2022
Posted: April 28, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Director of Student Residences & Ancillary Operations (SRAO), the Manager of Finance and Administration is accountable for the budgetary, financial, and human resource management for all SRAO. Duties include planning, controlling, and managing the expenditure to ensure long-term economic viability and produce an increasing net-revenue for the department; managing the long-term debt to ensure it remains sustainable; establishing financial goals that ensure the viability of the department’s capital assets; developing business plans and longer-term financial modeling in accordance with University requirements; overseeing, monitoring, and developing models to report on the budget which operates under a cost recovery model; completing high-level analysis of risks, trends, and changes in financial results in consultation with other members of the leadership team and for decision making; assisting in evaluating and recommending feasibility of new business opportunities with AD Business development; developing funding plans and monitoring results against plans for major capital renewal or construction projects; liaising with senior team in central Financial Services, with respect to University financial reporting requirements and financial, budget, and procurement policies; ensuring effective internal controls are in place, and accounting records maintained to safeguard assets including implementing improvements in business practices to streamline operations; serving as Asset Administrator for the units tangible capital asset inventory; overseeing human resources activities, such as recruitment and selection, position control, payroll oversight, leave management, and Collective Agreement administration; assessing the financial viability and monitoring the financial performance of contracts, including Aramark food service, University Center Vendors, and Retail operations in consultation with the AD Business Development and the Director SRAO; completing financial modeling and risk assessment for business and capital planning related to all contracts; and performing other duties as required.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The ideal candidate will have at least ten (10) years of experience in progressively responsible finance and administration leadership positions in a complex environment; graduation with a Professional Accounting designation or Master’s degree in a related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. The candidate will have demonstrated leadership in the areas of finance, operations, human resources, information systems management, and contract management. The ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in a complex organizational environment, as well as flexibility and creative problem-solving skills, are required. Demonstrated strength in leadership, planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and experience working effectively independently, as part of a team, and with other stakeholders, are required. Experience working in an audit firm is considered an asset. Compliance with Memorial’s Procedure for Vaccination Requirement (COVID – 19) is a condition of employment.

Additional Information

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

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Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary: $71,852 - $93,139 (Management and Professional)

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Memorial University of Newfoundland is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary university dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research, scholarship and public engagement. With campuses in St. John’s and Corner Brook, N.L., and Harlow, Essex, U.K., Memorial University welcomes students and scholars from all over the world, including more than 18,000 students from nearly 100 countries. Memorial’s inclusive community is committed to fostering and promoting ingenuity while contributing knowledge and expertise locally, nationally and internationally.

Founded as a living memorial to our residents who died during the First World War, Memorial University has a special obligation to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and is responsive to their professional and personal aspirations. To take a closer look at Memorial, visit