HFHE CSEPO Financial Planning and Budgets


Athabasca University - Manager, Financial Planning and Budgets

Status: Open

Location: Athabasca, Calgary or Edmonton Regions, Alberta

Athabasca University (“AU”) is looking for an inspired leader in Financial Planning and Budgeting to help them evolve both the role and its function within their Financial Services department. The Manager, Financial Planning and Budgets will lead significant change through the planning and budgeting unit. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an innovative and progressive, cause-driven organization during a time of significant transformation. It is also an opportunity to join a group of highly engaged leaders charged with being agents of change within the University.

If you have significant experience in change management, are inspired by continuous improvement, process automation and enjoy guiding your team and colleagues through transformation, this may be the ideal opportunity for you.

Reporting to the Director, Financial Services, the Manager, Financial Planning and Budgets is integrally involved in strategic and operational planning and monitoring of the financial resources of the University. A proven change agent, the Manager will play a key role in shepherding change as the finance department transitions from transactional to analytical, and a focus on support for data driven decision-making.

The ideal candidate will have:

• A professional accounting designation.
• A post-secondary under-graduate degree in accounting, commerce or a related field or the equivalence in working experience.
• A minimum of five years of relevant work experience, including two years of in-depth budget and variance and forecasting experience, is required.
• Demonstrated proficiency in contemporary budgeting, forecasting techniques and modeling is fundamental, as is advanced proficiency in analyzing financial statements, management reports and business plans.
• Comprehensive knowledge of current accounting principles is essential. Experience in financial planning and budgeting in the public sector is an asset.
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency in computer applications (planning software, database analysis, and spreadsheet skills). Experience with an integrated budget, payroll and financial planning system is required, and knowledge of Cognos TM1 Enterprise Planning is an asset.
Does this brief description whet your accounting whistle? If so, please be in touch with Julie Barron either at julie@thevogelgroup.ca or via 780.665.4965 ext. 103 to receive the full profile. 

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