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Director, Financial Services

Closing Date: 
Mon, 07/15/2013 - 5pm
Full Time
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Director, Financial Services
Royal Roads University

Reporting to the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, your capacity for a sophisticated understanding of the university’s business model, and your leadership skills to support the overall management of financial operations for the university, will make you a key member of the senior management team.

You are comfortable with the responsibility of supporting the executive and promoting collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that financial systems respond to reporting needs in a timely, accurate and comprehensive fashion.  This is underpinned by making certain that financial systems, policies and processes are maintained to meet high standards of efficiency and internal control.

You will coordinate and oversee the following critical components of the university’s financial services portfolio:  all elements of financial services operations, payroll, accounts receivable/payable (for both domestic and offshore accounts), investments and balance sheet management, the annual audit plan, insurance matters, and tax compliance.

Within this framework, you will also take a leading role in the effective management of the university’s research accounts as well as the management of financial activities related to two charitable foundations.  In addition, you will have routine management responsibility for freedom of information requests and related follow up.

Financial policies, procedures and systems will be set in collaboration with the executive, and monitored by you to ensure that routine operations and business development processes are effective and aligned with the university’s strategic objectives.  Supporting all of these activities, the design and development of the framework required to guide accountability at all levels of the organization, as well as enterprise risk management will be critical measures of your success in this role.  Similarly, you will assess opportunities for business process re-engineering, formulate recommendations for improvement, and oversee the effective implementation of changes.

  • You are a consummate professional, with a recognized accounting designation
  • You have a successful track record and at least 10 years of experience in senior financial positions, working in organizations of comparable complexity.  Experience working in a private-sector/corporate model and/or a post-secondary academic environment would be an asset
  • You are an accomplished leader with proven management, strategic thinking, and financial systems skills.  Experience with the development or implementation of enterprise risk management would be an asset
  • You are proactive and thrive in an environment with a high level of accountability
  • You understand the university’s strategic vision and look beyond traditional solutions as strategy is translated into action, inspiring high performance and positive outcomes

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Royal Roads University is also pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in e-format) to:

Competition # 13-055-M0024
Human Resources – Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC  V9B 5Y2
Fax (250) 391 2570
Tel (250) 391 2600 x4431

If you are sending your application via email, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe PDF format.

This competition will close on July 15, 2013.  However, the opportunity will remain current until a successful candidate is found.

While Royal Roads University values all applications received, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.  Royal Roads is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Please note that two of the university’s heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.  Please call (250) 391-2600 x4789 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

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