Supervisor, Finance

Job description

Supervisor, Finance

Date Posted: 01/11/2021
Req ID: 2334
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: Budget, Planning & Finance
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


About us:

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your opportunity:

As a Finance Supervisor, you will be joining a team of finance experts in Budget, Planning & Finance to provide the U of T Mississauga community with assistance and information on all aspects of accounting, finance, budgeting and financial systems. The U of T Mississauga community will trust you to be their true partner in all things finance.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the financial management of budgets that include strategic planning, analysis and forecasting beyond a department level
  • Interpreting policies in decision-making and providing significant input into local policies, procedures and practices that are referred to in future interpretation questions
  • Analyzing financial trends and preparing analytical reports and forecasts for management decision making
  • Analyzing complex statistical reports and/or financial information for management decision-making
  • Performing complex financial data modeling and analysis
  • Directing the activities of a group of staff-appointed employees all performing a similar function
  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance
  • Keeping well-informed on changes to policies, procedures, collective agreements, and applicable legislated requirements

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a specialization in accounting and a Professional Accounting Designation is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related senior-level budgeting, accounting and financial analysis experience is required. Including experience providing guidance to accounting staff and experience advising senior management on issues, which are new, complex and difficult, or not covered by existing policies.
  • A minimum of 4 years of direct supervisory experience is required; experience supervising a team of accounting staff and effectively performing supervisory duties including the review of working papers, providing assistance and serving as a resource to staff on various matters, communicating deadlines and ensuring the timely completion of tasks and assignments, and providing leadership, mentorship, feedback and training.
  • Experience in developing and managing complex budgets of significant dollar value. Superior capabilities in focusing on attention to detail while completing various tasks and reviewing the work of accounting and finance staff.
  • Strong leadership skills. Promotes a culture of professionalism and cohesion within the team that leads to staff completing tasks to a high standard and in a timely manner.
  • Experience in complex budgeting and financial analysis, financial reporting including experience in preparing financial statements (balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements)Experience forecasting, developing long-range plans and profitability/cost-benefit analysis and reconciling financial information, generating financial reports from a financial system and process improvements.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to apply accounting and budgeting knowledge to effectively resolve financial issues, client service issues, improve processes, analyze financial information and identify pertinent issues, and the ability to communicate financial information to individuals with little financial experience/knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to design financial reports and present information which clearly conveys a solid understanding of accruals, accounts payable, reconciliation of accounts, transfers, variance analysis, overhead allocation, budgeting, forecasting fixed and variable costs, internal recoveries, statistical analysis, internal controls, audit procedures, trails, testing results, governance, HST, financing and cash flows.
  • Experience in developing and continuously updating process narratives, process maps, process documentation, training guides, reference material, and templates.
  • Proven ability to work within a framework of multiple principles and guidelines and to apply professional judgment in situations in which clear direction is unavailable and/or interpretation is required. Experience in and knowledge of auditing practices and procedures, including developing and implementing risk management strategies and internal controls.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in successfully liaising with various stakeholders including upper management and internal departments, providing information and insight on various financial and policy matters including budgeting and forecasting, internal and external funding and other matters as they arise.
  • Demonstrated high degree of aptitude for critical thinking coupled with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and proficiency in written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively, build consensus, maintain confidentiality, exhibit sensitivity to the needs and interests of a variety of stakeholders, and support the functioning of a diverse team.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in and contribute to an integrated andcollaborative team environment and to apply a positive team approach to working with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability in supervising accounting and finance staff and leading a department through various financial processes including complex budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and financial analysis.
  • Strong organizational skills coupled with the ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and excel in a fast-paced environment characterized by changing priorities.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial accounting, reporting, internal control principles, and finance-based concepts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact and communicate financial concepts to individuals with limited financial understandings.
  • Advanced skill level using Microsoft Office suite with an emphasis on advanced Excel skills.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Achievement oriented
  • Approachable
  • Motivated self-learner
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Self-directed
  • Team player

Please note this is an 18 month Term Contract

Closing Date: 01/24/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 17 -- $94,126 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $120,369. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit
Recruiter: Saima Ladha

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 1/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time