Manager, Finance And Administration

Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland
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The University will consider applications from qualified permanent staff who may be interested in a secondment, subject to departmental approval

BACKGROUNDSIRI (Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives) operates in the pursuit, development and implementation of strategic research funding initiatives for maximizing research output and outcomes across Memorial.  It encompasses unique research programming designed to encourage and augment research interests that have an impact on scientific discovery and its resulting social and economic value.  These initiatives include CREAIT (Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training Network), CRCP (Canada Research Chairs Program), CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation), Awards and Honours, and various other strategic initiatives to complement research programming at Memorial.  These programs work collectively to maximize access to available research funding, ensure efficiency and effectiveness in expenditure planning and implementation, and creation of economic value in provision of consolidated laboratory services.  The position of Manager, Finance and Administration will provide strategic and operational advice and direction in support of program delivery and performance.

DUTIESReporting to the Director, the successful applicant will be responsible for management of the financial, business, and human resources for SIRI.  Duties include: providing oversight in the application of university administrative, financial and human resource policies and procedures; operational monitoring, which includes control and reporting of financial status, forecasting future needs, establishing effective and efficient management of physical, financial, and human resources; developing, recommending, implementing, and ensuring appropriate processes, controls, accountability and reporting of financial and administrative plans and procedures; providing financial stewardship through auditing expenditures, performing financial analyses and completing cost accounting and cost/benefit analysis related to the unit’s various operations; directing and supervising administrative staff; overseeing daily transactions for the SIRI accounts; preparing annual budgets and strategic initiative submissions; assisting in developing grant proposal or contracts (with focus on budgetary aspects); and assisting the Director with the development and implementation of business plans.  Further duties include coordinating staffing processes; analyzing and reporting on the viability and risk of proposed programs and initiatives; identifying and recommending streamlining and cost-saving measures within SIRI; developing and promoting unit policies and advising on new/revised University policies; participating in various committees within SIRI and the University; and performing other related duties as required.  

QUALIFICATIONSExperience (5-7 years) at the managerial level in administration, including finance and operations management; an undergraduate degree in Business Administration or related field from a recognized university; or any equivalent combination of education and training.  A Master’s degree in business administration and / or a professional accounting designation are definite assets.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills; be a motivated self-starter who can solve problems creatively, work collaboratively and embrace challenges; possess proficiency with Microsoft Office and financial reporting systems; and have experience with research laboratory financial administration, as well as knowledge of Memorial policies and procedures relating to asset management, financial management, Human Resources management and procurement.   Experience managing research accounts, and familiarity with provincial and national funding programs; organizing and developing responses to public contract initiatives, preparing and bidding on public tenders, and general contract development and management; experience identifying business improvement opportunities in an academic environment; analytical writing ability; supervision and leading change initiatives/change management; developing and implementing administrative protocols and experience with Banner transaction management and are preferred assets.

SALARY                    $65,960 - $85,501 per annum (Management and Professional)CLOSING DATE              July 17, 2019

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

The personal information requested in your application is collected under the authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 c M-7) for the purpose of identifying and recruiting candidates; assessing applicant qualifications; and maintaining records pertaining to the administration of employment with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

If you are a successful candidate, this information will form part of your permanent employment record and will be used for other activities related to the employment process. This information may be disclosed to government departments and agencies as legally required; and to third party service providers, as necessary to administer programs and activities.

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of the information on this form, please contact MyHR, Department of Human Resources, at (709) 864-2434.

Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000

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