Associate Director, Financial Reporting

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DUTIES

General Accountability:
The Associate Director of Financial Reporting is responsible for overseeing the Financial Reporting department and a wide range of financial reporting. The Associate Director works closely with the Director, Finance and the Director, Financial Planning & Budget in maintaining the operations and integrity of the University's financial and reporting systems.

The position provides a leadership role to the Finance Department in the areas of accounting policy, financial reporting standards and financial statement preparation. As a member of the Financial Services team, the incumbent is responsible for providing analysis, advice, and business support to all levels of management on a variety of financial and business matters.

Organization and Structure:
This position is an integral part of the senior Financial Services team and works collaboratively with all Directors and Managers in the team to achieve the strategic and operational goals of the Financial Services division and the University. Specifically the team is responsible for the full scope of financial services and will work together to prepare financial statements, analysis, internal and external reporting, review and implement new systems, business processes, procurement, warehousing and internal controls.

Nature and Scope:
The scope of the Associate Director includes the management, administration and coordination of the full range of external reporting, year-end preparation, government and agency reporting and assist the Director, Finance and Director, Financial Planning & Budget with internal reporting, oversight, maintenance and integration of financial systems. The position will develop key internal and external relationships and assist in process reviews and general accounting functions. The Associate Director will assist in in a variety of functions including: review and preparation of financial forecasts and budgets, collaborative oversight and quality control of the general ledger, financial analyses and interpretation of results to all levels of management and recommendations for corrective action if and where required.

The incumbent shall assist the Associate Vice-President to develop and implement a divisional mission congruent with the organization's vision.

To be successful, the incumbent requires a high degree of motivation, critical thinking, independence, judgement, management and supervisory skills, tact and diplomacy and well-polished communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, the incumbent needs to have significant knowledge and experience in GAAP, PSAS, IFRS and Not-for-Profit, financial reporting, business processes, current and emergent technology to institute and maintain leading business practices.

Specific Accountabilities:

  1. Jointly responsible (with the finance management team) for the planning, development and administration of the enterprise general ledger, sub-systems, integrated systems and financial reporting systems.
  2. Responsible for ensuring accounting activities, including accounting, analytical reviews, reporting and reconciliation, are performed in accordance with GAAP and the appropriate accounting standards (PSAS, Not-for-Profit, IFRS) and legislative requirements.
  3. Responsible for the assessment of client needs and the development of processes to provide accurate management information in a timely manner to the University community, and federal and provincial stakeholders.
  4. Establishing goals and objectives, performance standards, motivating, training, directing, and evaluating the performance of staff.
  5. Responsible for the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and a variety of financial and legislated reports to government, agencies, internal and external stakeholders for the University and related parties as required.
  6. Responsible for the coordination, preparation and review of year-end financial statements, working papers and files. Works with external auditors to facilitate timely completion of interim and annual financial audits.
  7. Implements appropriate processes for financial recording, budgetary control, reporting and controls for all capital projects.
  8. Administration (in conjunction with Procurement services) of the capital assets tracking system.
  9. Analysis, forecasting, monitoring and budgetary control (for assigned areas) of TRU revenues & expenditures.
  10. Liaises with internal departments, managers and external agencies for problem resolution and assisting them to understand financial reports.
  11. Collaborate to develop and implement accounting procedures and internal controls.
  12. Assumes the duties and responsibilities of other members of the finance management team in their absence as directed by the AVP Finance.
  13. Responsible for the bookkeeping and financial reporting requirements of external related entities (including but not limited to the TRU Foundation, TRUCT, TRULCS).
  14. Other duties, reports or assignments as delegated or assigned.



REPORTS TO
Associate Vice-President, Finance

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Canadian professional accounting designation, CPA.
  • Post-Secondary degree (preferably in business).
  • Minimum 8 (eight) years progressive financial administration experience with computerized systems in a large organization.



Skills and Knowledge:

  • High level of knowledge of reporting standards, technical and accounting skills.
  • Ability and commitment to promote and apply a high value of customer service.
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent supervisory, organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  • High level of initiative, integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent skills in developing, analyzing and reporting on large amounts of data in electronic format.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate financial data in non-technical terms to non-financial stakeholders.

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