ID# 19-1976 Location: Edmonton, AB
With a passion for change and transformation, the Director, Financial Services drives improvements in the design and efficiency of business processes that support financial services, finding optimal solutions and creating processes to deliver ongoing value. As Athabasca University (AU) continues to implement its strategic plan Imagine: Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities, across all aspects of the University, the Director, Financial Services will perform an essential role in enabling this transformation.
Working from Edmonton, Athabasca, or Calgary and reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Administration, the Director, Financial Services (Director) is a member of the Senior Financial and Administration Management Team. The Director is responsible for the effective leadership and management of all Financial Services functions in the areas of financial planning, budgeting, operations, reporting and financial systems management. The Director provides critical financial advice and information to the University community including the executives, management, employees and students. In addition to managing the daily operation of the Financial Services Department, the Director is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and monitoring of financial policies and procedures in alignment with applicable regulations, legislation, public-sector accounting standards, best practices, and industry trends. They are instrumental in the development of financial plans and financial strategies that support the University’s strategic goals and mandate.
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