Working at a strategic level, and under the general guidance of the Vice-President University Operations and the Vice-President & Provost, this job is responsible for institutional-level operating budget, enrolment and tuition fee planning and administration. The Executive Director serves as an adviser and consultant to senior management on policy and planning decisions, particularly on questions of strategic mandate agreements with the Province, enrolment, government grant, tuition, ancillary fees, student aid and academic and shared service budgetary issues. The incumbent is responsible for addressing many technically challenging matters that arise from the complexities of the University’s budget and the need to analyze and interpret institutional data to assist senior management in decision making. The Executive Director manages the annual in-depth budget review process of the academic divisions and shared services portfolios, including preparing information to evaluate institutional and unit priorities, business cases for proposed initiatives data collection and analysis, development of metric benchmarks and provision of advice to Vice Presidents, the Provost and the President.
The Executive Director has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of a data governance framework for the University, with the objective of providing high quality data for decision making purposes at all levels of staff and management. The Executive Director, along with Information Technology Services, has responsibility for overseeing central Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives and applications. This connection serves as a link to the institutional data library, ensuring comprehensive and integrated strategic oversight of BI initiatives, including strategic planning related to specialized cross institutional data applications and services which provide and support planning information for the University.
The incumbent has managerial responsibility for all functions and personnel in the Planning and Budget office.
University degree in Business or Commerce or one of the mathematical sciences; or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience; Master of Business Administration (MBA) and/or Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation are an asset.
Minimum seven to ten (7-10) years' experience as a senior financial officer in a complex public sector organization, preferably a University or a teaching hospital; Proven success in the development and implementation of long-term strategic financial plans; Demonstrated experience in financial management, overseeing complex budgets, financial policy development and providing financial expertise to a diverse population of key stakeholders; Excellent leadership and human resource management skills.
Excellent interpersonal, communications and relationship building skills; Superior financial analysis, budget management and strategic financial planning skills; Ability to demonstrate initiative, tact, diplomacy and creativity; Proven leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate a financial team; Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills and a strong focus on results; Strong decision-making ability; Must possess both business and political acumen and have the highest level of ethics, values and integrity.
Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world. U of T is committed to providing a learning experience t...hat benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.