HELP Staff Job Posting: Senior Finance Manager

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the financial activities of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP).  Provides support to the Director and Deputy Director in the area of strategic financial management including engaging in business process reviews and re-engineering procedures to effectively implement and enhance accounting procedures, financial information flow, and administrative procedures.  Responsible for the development and implementation of financial and budgetary models ensuring the sustainability of the Research Institute and that strategic planning initiatives match priorities with budgetary decisions.  Initiates and is responsible for the development of systems and processes to improve management of financial resources; developing business plans and long range forecasts.  Responsible for overseeing the coordination of all external applications, agreements, including granting agencies, team grants, foundation submissions and incoming contracts.  This position is also responsible for the specific development related duties supporting HELP’s fund development and will liaise and work with the CFIS Development office and participate in policy development and on-going fundraising planning.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

Education
University degree in financial management, business administration, economics, commerce, accounting or a related field and completion of an accredited accounting program (CGA or CMA or CA) or an equivalent combination of education, experience and abilities in finance.

Experience
• Minimum of 5 years of related experience in financial management, in a research environment;
• Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices and financial processes and general business practices; financial management experience with the ability to analyze and synthesize financial information;
• Experience with UBC financial systems, research operations and Supply Management procedures including FMS, EBOS and HRMS;
• Thorough knowledge of University administrative policies, procedures, guidelines and mission, and role of Interdisciplinary Research Institutes.

Skills
• Financial management skills; including strategic and multi-year planning, forecasting, budgeting, oversight and report/grant proposal preparation;
• Knowledge of and ability to utilize principles, methods, techniques, and systems of financial management.
• Working knowledge of integrated financial application software packages.
• Ability to develop, apply and adjust financial plans to attain objectives.
• Effective oral and written communication including independent composition of correspondence; and strong interpersonal skills;
• Strong administrative management skills with a demonstrated ability to take initiative;
• Strong organizational and analytical skills, good problem solving and conceptual skills;
• Able to work independently under minimal direction; using sound judgment and decision-making skills;
• Ability to exercise independent judgment in the solution of financial problems and the administration of a financial management program.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with varied groups, including students, academics, university bureaucrats, and government;
• Must be flexible and work well under pressure to meet deadlines and be able to prioritize a varying number of tasks and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of accuracy;
• Ability to use standard computer software applications at an intermediate level: MSWord, Excel, Outlook and Internet Navigation. 

CLOSING DATE: 

Interested candidates should apply by December 5, 2011 directly through UBC Human Resources, though the competition will remain open until the position is filled.