Senior Manager – Research Partnerships and Collaborations

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Senior Manager – Research Partnerships and Collaborations

Research Financial Services, Financial Services

Hiring #: 2020-0130

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Research Financial Services provides assistance and guidance to meet the financial administrative requirements of sponsored research awards. We prepare financial reports for research awards while supporting the University community by ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures, government regulations and the requirements of all research sponsors. Our team consists of Managers, Accountants and Administrative support.

The Senior Manager, Research Partnerships and Collaborations supervises the daily operations of Research Accounting for large-scale and infrastructure projects and provides on-going coaching, guidance and support to professional and administrative staff within Financial Research Services.  The Senior Manager is responsible for the budget development, financial controls, and financial reporting oversight of large scale and highly complex applications and awards valuing approximately $40M annually.   The incumbent will be responsible for reviewing and approving financial budgets and reports for submission to sponsors in accordance with sponsor guidelines for submission, approving requests for funding from external agencies, conducting required financial analysis and account reconciliations as necessary, oversee project and programme audits, while assisting their direct reports with any reporting requirements during busy periods. This position will provide back-up support to the Senior Manager, Research Grants and Contracts within Research Financial Services and therefore needs to have expert knowledge in all areas of the research enterprise.  This position also includes Acting Director duties during times when the Director is absent.  

This incumbent is joining a team of service providers and this individual must provide a high level of customer service to all stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure compliance is maintained and all financial reporting requirements are met in a timely and accurate manner. The incumbent of this role will have proven management, supervision and coaching experience, excellent organizational skills and strict attention to detail as well as the ability to prioritize and adapt to competing demands, while embracing a customer service philosophy.  The incumbent must also have excellent problem solving and analytical skills, exercise initiative and communicate effectively with numerous stakeholders.

Requirements of the position include: A university undergraduate degree (Masters preferred) and a professional accounting designation (CPA), together with a minimum of six (6) years related experience; experience with developing financial reports and monitoring variances; comprehensive knowledge of current computer financial software, MS Office Suite and experience in public sector financial management preferred. The incumbent will also bring a positive attitude and high energy level to their role every day as they complete their tasks ensuring that the University is effectively managing its reporting and compliance requirements for all research funding.

Position Number         595-002
Classification               P07

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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.

Posting Date: 2020 07 06
Closing Date: 2020 07 20