Department of Financial Services

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The Department of Financial Services at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Manager of Financial Planning and Control.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Finance and Administration, the Manager, Financial Planning & Control will have key responsibility for financial reporting and analysis and budget development and monitoring. This position generally acts for the Director in her absence.

  • prepares financial statements and other reports, including financial projections
  • develops key financial policies and control mechanisms
  • fills the role of subject matter expert and adviser to the community on tax issues (HST, GST, etc.)
  • develops, supports and monitors budgets
  • provides financial analysis and problem solving
  • oversees financial aspects of capital projects and related financing initiatives
  • assumes a leadership role in the annual audit preparations
  • supervises three staff members in the areas of budgeting, accounts payable, and general ledger maintenance
  • responsible for report writing in various software applications used by Finance (Colleague, Informer, Synoptix)
  • liaises with a wide variety of individuals both within the University and the external community
  • performs other duties from time to time

About You

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree, preferably in Business, with a recognized accounting designation.  A minimum of five years’ experience performing financial analysis, financial reporting and financial management, with at least one-year supervisory experience are also required. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, be very organized, have strong technical accounting expertise and have the ability to make formal presentations and work within a team environment. This position requires a high degree of initiative, creativity, insight, and independence of action as well as a strong appreciation of the need for confidentiality.  Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite with advanced skills in excel and use of technology to conduct financial analysis in the most efficient manner. Experience in using business enterprise systems for finance is required.

Classification:             Full-Time - MPA, Level 6

Salary Range:              $70,000 to $85,000 per annum

Start Date:                   ASAP

Application Process:  Applications should include a cover letter and resume.  To apply for this position, go to and follow the online application system.  This competition closes on March 19, 2018.


Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus.  Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials.  All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.