Acadia seeks a professional accountant with proven leadership and management experience to fill the role of Director, Financial Services within the Financial Services department. Reporting to the Associate Vice President Finance and Treasurer, the Director, Financial Services will be a key member of the Financial Services team.
As the University uses fund accounting, the Director must be an expert on the applicable GAAP policies for non-profit and fund accounting. The position directs the operational management of all corporate accounting functions, accounts payable, accounts receivable, Student Accounts, capital accounting, and research accounting. The Director is responsible for identifying and implementing improvements in business practices which enhance internal controls, create operational efficiencies, and improve service delivery. The role is responsible for the management and development of a number of Financial Services employees.
We are seeking a candidate with:
- The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in accounting and will have obtained an accounting CPA designation with at least 10 years of leadership experience of a financial services unit, at least 10 years experience in management of an accounting team, and at least 5 years of experience in the management of an annual external audit process.
- The candidate must have demonstrated strategic, operational, and financial management skills as well as the ability to lead a professional financial unit.
- The ideal candidate will be a motivated, organized individual with strong communication, problem-solving, interpersonal, and quantitative skills, a rigorous work ethic and a genuine interest in post-secondary education.
- A strong aptitude for technology and extensive knowledge of relational database accounting systems, and their underlying structures is necessary qualification.
- Experience with software query tools and expert knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel, including the ability to develop macros and pivot tables for data management is a required qualification.
THE REWARDS: Acadia offers a comprehensive benefit package in addition to a starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To see more information on why Acadia is an employer of choice, please visit our website at www.hr.acadiau.ca.
Acadia University, located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq nation, is one of Canada's leading primarily undergraduate institutions. For over 180 years, Acadia has been providing students with a learning environment that ensures they have every opportunity to succeed in life. Our graduates emerge with the tools required to be global citizens and community leaders. Acadia's faculty and staff are key to our institutional success and share a commitment to provide our students with a high quality post-secondary education. As a staff member, you will be part of this transformational educational experience where innovation is encouraged, and your ideas are welcomed.
Acadia University is located only one hour from the city of Halifax in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley in the Town of Wolfville. Wolfville offers residents an affordable lifestyle, outstanding recreational opportunities, internationally acclaimed restaurants, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic provinces. The Town of Wolfville is one of the fastest-growing communities in Nova Scotia where people find the perfect mix of small-town livability and urban energy. It's a place that people love to live, and those who do not live here love to visit.
TO APPLY: To apply for this opportunity, click on the "Apply Now" button and upload your cover letter, resume, and professional references. For further information or to request a detailed job description, please contact Keilani Tupper at [email protected].
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.
Acadia University acknowledges that we are in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq. This territory is covered by the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship" which the Mi'kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi'kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. Acknowledging the land that we are on, means that we are working towards decolonization across campus.
Acadia University is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, Black and African Nova Scotians, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons living with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ community members, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be invited to complete a brief Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form. This form is voluntary.
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
Please be advised that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill this position. A six-month eligibility list may be established from this competition to fill future vacancies for identical positions. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.