Associate Vice President (Finance)

Associate Vice President (Finance)  

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph, located on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron people, is a research-intensive and learner-centred comprehensive university, with 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students attending three campuses, spanning urban hubs and rural communities. The University is known for its commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens. It is within this unique and exciting context that the University is seeking an outstanding financial leader as the next Associate Vice-President (AVP), Finance.

Reporting directly to the Vice-President, (Finance, Administration & Risk), the AVP, Finance is responsible for managing the University’s core business processes of: treasury and investment operations, controllership, procurement and payment services as well as specific financial services in support of researchers. Working collaboratively with all colleges and divisions, the AVP provides sound financial operational support to these partners to ensure consistency across the University. Leading a collegial team of finance professionals, the AVP is an inspirational leader who creates an environment that fosters creativity and innovation.

The ideal candidate for this role is a strategic decision maker with a track record of success in a senior leadership role in a complex public sector organization. The new AVP has effectively lead organizational change, has experience as the spokesperson for finance to both internal and external audiences and has led concurrent complex and dynamic finance projects. This role presents an exceptional opportunity for a strong financial leader to take on a broad finance portfolio within a welcoming institution that has been recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Top Employers.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided by both Boyden and the University of Guelph throughout the recruitment process.

To learn more about this opportunity, please connect with Jessa Chupik and Michael Naufal at or 416.309.2358.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.