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Posted on: January 17, 2020
Deadline: January 30, 2020
Grade: 13


This posting represents a leave replacement effective until March 1, 2021


Reporting to the Director, Finance & Budgets, the incumbent will provide high level expertise in the management and oversight of the academic sector operating and capital budgets. He/she, in collaboration with the Director, will work closely with the budget offices of each Faculty, University Libraries, Enrolment & Student Services, Recreation & Athletics, Continuing Education and Administrative units within the sector, as well as, the University Central Budget Office, to ensure compliance with fiscal priorities, and the budget process. The incumbent will also manage the day to day budget functions of the Office of the Provost including the strategic and academic planning budgets.

Primary responsibilities

  • Monitor academic sector budgets and liaise with academic sector units regarding budget planning and control.
  • Ensure that spending remains within approved budgets and alerts Director, of potential budget exposure and risk for those budgets under direct responsibility.
  • Identify weaknesses within budget planning process and make recommendations to the Director on appropriate corrective actions and follow up on decisions.
  • Liaise with other departments within academic sector, as well as Central Budget Office, in order to meet unit objectives.
  • Coordinate queries on budget issues, perform investigation and follow up in the effective resolution of budget requests.
  • Provide guidance and support on budgetary matters to faculties, the library, and OPVPAA departments, including quarterly projections and coordinate the budget allocation process across the sector.
  • Perform regular analytical review and report to Director on all aspects concerning the academic sector budgets.
  • Work closely with central budget office to ensure the accurate costing of planned initiatives.
  • Prepare and update financial forecasts for the Faculty’s operating and capital budgets, and ensure that discrepancies between projected and actual results are investigated, identified, and corrected as appropriate.
  • Prepare and monitor budget transfers.
  • Analyze data and prepare projections, schedule and presentation (Power Point, graphical etc.) needed for financial reports and all types of financial decisions for Director and Provost level.
  • Perform other tasks related to the efficient functioning of the academic sector’s budgets.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Commerce with a major in Accounting or in a field pertinent to the primary responsibilities and four to seven years of related experience in accounting.
  • Professional Accounting Designation is an asset
  • Knowledge of fund accounting and experience in public sector budgeting.
  • Knowledge of University environment (i.e.: operational, business, academic areas and activities).
  • Knowledge of University budget procedures and related policies.
  • Very good knowledge (Advanced level) of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access (to produce reports and presentation materials).
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English in order to effectively communicate with the University community and basic knowledge (Level 3) of French in order to effectively communicate with both internal and external bodies.
  • Knowledge of Concordia University Financial Information System (Banner), Concordia University Human Resources Information System, Student Information Management System (SIMS) and Millennium are definite assets.
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills with the ability to deal assertively but politely with individuals.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills in order to effectively organize work, multi-task and set work priorities under time constraints.
  • Ability to work autonomously or be part of a team.


$76,948.03 - $91,917.74 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by January 30, 2020. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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