Reporting to the President, the Vice President Finance and Operations (VPFO) is the Chief Financial Officer and Business Development Officer of The King’s University. The VPFO provides strategic leadership for achieving the university’s mission and vision by ensuring the university has the appropriate operational, administrative and people strategies, plans and systems in place to effectively grow the University and ensure financial and operating efficiency and responsiveness. The ultimate outcomes of this role are as much about value creation as cost control. The VPFO has oversight of campus development of the physical plant and works collaboratively with other members of the senior team to develop new revenue streams. The VPFO portfolio consists of Financial Services, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Information Technology, Conference and Food Services. The VPFO also serves as Treasurer of The King’s University Foundation.
Collaborates with the President and works with the members of the President’s Cabinet to ensure that the business, operations and people management of the University are aligned with the University’s mission, vision and mandate statements and the priorities identified in the University’s strategic plan;
Provides vision and energy for the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of systems designed to ensure the sustainable future of the University;
As Chief Financial Officer for the University, ensures the current and long-term effectiveness of all financial functions of the University including: strategic decision-making, supporting tactical initiatives, accounting, audit, internal and external reporting, disclosure; operating and capital budgeting; risk management; acquisition and disposition of capital assets; utilization of professional services, contract and lease administration; manage the endowment portfolio and long-term debt, and an overall optimization of financial performance across the institution;
Is an enabler, catalyst and motivator for the sustained development of a learning-enriched, high-performance, healthy work culture including: labour relations; recruitment and selection; onboarding and training; employment law; workplace health and safety training; risk management; compensation; and change management; resulting in the ability to attract, train, engage and retain excellent employees across all functions;
Ensure the best possible learning, research and living environments through safe, sustainable, and efficient management of the physical assets, information technology and customer services of the King’s campus using student-centered operational best practices;
Responsible for strategic campus development including capital maintenance and renewal, campus building projects, procurement and sustainability;
Ensure clear communication across the departments and campus by being a connector and a communicator;
Works in collaboration with the President, Vice President Academic and Research, Vice President Institutional Advancement, Vice President Student Life and other senior leaders to seek, develop and execute new programing and revenue streams; and
Serves as institutional liaison to government, financial institutions, and other postsecondary institutions as the University’s financial, business development and operations officer.
Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation preferred.
Five to ten years of progressively responsible senior administrative and financial management experience, preferably in a postsecondary education context.
Excellent interpersonal organizational and administrative skills and a proven and effective leader of people and teams which include a variety of professions and vocations.
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Ability to work effectively with diverse internal stakeholders and with the University’s supporting constituency.
Results oriented strategic thinker and planner.
Facilities management and project management experience an asset.
A clear understanding of and commitment to The King’s University’s mission and vision.
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About The King's University
A Record of Success: For the last four years, The King’s University College in Edmonton has been a leader in its sector with a “top of the class” grade of A+ for Quality of Teaching in the Globe & Mail Canadian University Report. For several years running King’s has also ranked at or near the top of national student satisfaction surveys reported in Maclean’s magazine. The lively, dynamic and nurturing learning environment at King’s is enhanced by the institution’s strong commitment to community service and faculty research. King’s offers fully accredited three and four-year Bachelor degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and commerce, as well as a two-year Bachelor of Education after-degree. King’s currently serves 800 students of all ages from a variety of backgrounds from across Canada and abroad, representing more than 16 nations.