Associate Director, Finance


Associate Director, Finance

Reference Number: ADMN-PT-19/20-116
St. Lawrence College
Location: Kingston , Ontario
Posted: September 22nd 2019
Deadline: October 1st, 2019
Salary: $89,101 - $118,802 per year

St. Lawrence College is recruiting for an Associate Director, Finance. This is a two-year term position that is available immediately.

The Associate Director, Finance provides leadership and support to the accounting, financial reporting, accounts receivable and accounts payable functions in the financial services department.  The position is accountable for the financial accounting systems and processes and their proper functioning to include but not limited to, the general ledger, cash receipts, student and general accounts receivable, accounts payable, commodity taxes and banking processes including college investments and cash flow monitoring.  This position is also responsible for providing leadership in the functionality of the college’s financial information system (PeopleSoft) in conjunction with the PeopleSoft Finance Manager, and for representing finance on college projects as required.

  • A four (4) year post-secondary degree in the field of accounting or finance plus professional qualification of CPA (CA/CMA/CGA)
  • A minimum of nine years of related, progressively responsible experience including financial accounting and reporting, treasury management functions and accounts payable and receivable
  • Experience in public sector accounting preferred
  • Supervisory experience required along with demonstrated ability to provide fiscally sound guidance and advice to all levels of management
  • Thorough knowledge of and expertise in financial accounting systems and processes and their proper functioning – standard business accounting practices, financial reporting and internal controls, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, commodity taxes, banking processes, cash flow monitoring, etc. 
  • Expertise with ERP financial information systems (PeopleSoft preferred)
  • Proficiency with computer applications and related software: Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint (MS Office Suite), email (Outlook) and the internet
  • Solid understanding of financial reporting requirements, statement preparation, analysis, forecasting techniques, etc
  • Project management skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, direction and supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and human relations skills
  • Proven reliable problem-solving, decision-making and prioritization skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, delegate and evaluate work. Ability to establish and meet departmental and college goals and objectives

Our ideal candidate is service-oriented, highly focused on client and employee relationships, flexible and positive, with an open, collaborative management style, highly efficient within a multi-tasking environment, well organized and self-directed, tactful and diplomatic.

Additional Information

Salary: $89,101 - $118,802 plus 6% vacation pay

Closing date: October 1, 2019 (4:00 p.m.)

Send a cover letter and resume quoting the competition number in the subject line: ADMN-PT-19/20-116 Associate Director of Finance.

Your cover letter and resume must be attached as one document only. Your document should be in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format. e.g. in Adobe Acrobat - Portable Document Format or Microsoft Word Format and saved as LastName, FirstName. 

The college is committed to employment equity. We encourage members of the designated groups to apply and self-identify. St. Lawrence College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We will make appropriate accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for applicants with disabilities. To obtain a copy of this position vacancy or any of the position related documents in an alternate format please contact our human resources consultants. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be addressed confidentially.

Contact Information
St. Lawrence College
100 Portsmouth Avenue,
Kingston , Ontario, Canada
K7L 5A6

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