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Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 16

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

The unit's mission is to provide strong and evidence based financial support to the Dean and senior leadership in order to effectively manage the Faculty with the limited financial resources available. communicate relevant financial information to the Dean and senior leadership in order to effectively manage and implement the Strategic Plan and provide support, guidance and... advice on policy and procedures to all the Departments/units within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.


The Manager, Finance will be responsible for providing oversight and supervision over financial processes and staff to ensure adherence to relevant financial legislation, and University policies and procedures in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. The role will remain up to date on relevant financial legislation and ensure that processes, procedures and controls remain compliant. The Manager will implement and monitor financial practices, and ensure appropriate controls are in place to mitigate financial, legal and operational risks. The role will coach and train staff and provide comprehensive and strategic consultation on all matters relating to finance and budget planning.


• Undergraduate Degree in Business Management/Administration or related field
• Chartered Professional Accountant

• 7 years of experience in strategic financial management, budgeting and reporting
• 2 years of experience supervising staff and projects
• Experience in a public sector or educational institution is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• In-depth knowledge of best practices for assessing, developing and implementing new business processes and procedures
• Knowledge of accounting standards, complex reporting and accounting issues
• In-depth knowledge of best practices in building a strong collaborative team and leading people
• Ability to effectively drive and manage change initiatives that align with organizational strategies and/or provide opportunities to increase efficiency
• Ability to collaborate across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve outcomes and support work beyond one's own unit
• Communication skills with the ability to converse with, write reports for, and deliver presentations to all levels of the organization
• Innovative and flexible critical thinking skills to adjust to and implement new processes or technology to the University’s advantage
• Ability to analyze exposures and make recommendations to decrease financial risk
• Ability to quickly re-allocate resources and adjust priorities in response to unexpected events or changing circumstances
• Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to handle complex, ambiguous situations with diplomacy, calmness and good judgment
• Ability to organize and effectively manage financial and human resources needed to achieve results
• Project management skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously from conception to completion within tightly prescribed timelines

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online referencing job #35494 by midnight on June 11, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted
London ON


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