On behalf of our client, Northlands College, we are looking for a Vice President of Finance and Operations to join their team in Air Ronge, SK.
At Northlands College, we provide high quality education and training programs and services that meet the development and employment needs of Northerners, enhance the social and economic condition, prepare Northerners to participate in the labour market, and help industry meet its labour force needs. The College fosters unique experiences in delivery methods, student support, and partnerships. We acknowledge and empower cultural diversity and challenges and we develop and implement innovative opportunities while responding to changing environments.
Northlands College is unique in that it crosses multiple boundaries unlike most other organizations, as we operate in communities whose populations are mostly comprised of people who identify as Métis, Dene or Cree. We are the only educational institution offering postsecondary education that has its administrative offices located in northern Saskatchewan which helps to create employment and, in turn, aids the economy of this region. Why is this point important? The fact that Northlands is 100% in the hands of northern Saskatchewan residents means that the realities of living in northern Saskatchewan are at the forefront. We want to educate qualified individuals to satisfy our northern partners’ labour needs and as future employees for the College.
The Vice President, Finance and Operations provides strategic and direct leadership for Northlands College, whose region spans the northern half of Saskatchewan. The Vice President reports directly to the President and CEO and leads most business operations that support the College’s adult learning and educational services. As a member of the executive management team, the Vice President of Finance and Operations participates directly in the decision making process that establishes overall college operation and performance levels.
Strategic and operational leadership as Vice President, Finance and Operations includes the functional areas of Accounting, Information Technology (IT), Facilities, Purchasing and Inventory Control. There are currently thirteen staff working in these functions.
The College has an annual budget of $18 million. The Vice President, Finance and Operations performs ongoing analysis of budgets and variances in addition to providing written reports to the Board of Directors and to the Provincial Ministries of Advanced Education and Immigration and Career Training. The Vice President collaborates with others for the purposes of financial reporting, financial management, and the development of policies and oversees Information Technology and the Facilities and Equipment departments.
KEY LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITIES
Accountability 1: Leadership and Administration
Accountability 2: Governance
Accountability 3: Budget and Financial Management
EDUCATION, experience and competency requirements
The Vice President, Finance and Operations, is a critical position within Northlands College and requires strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to drive timely and accurate financial information. This individual’s background will be supported by a Bachelor of Commerce or Administration with a focus in Accounting or Finance along with a CPA designation. The ideal candidate will be a consummate team player and have demonstrated experience in leading and managing high performing teams. They will have a minimum of 5 years experience in a management role with a solid understanding of working with equity groups and a representative workforce and demonstrated understanding of cultural diversity in the workplace and achieving a respectful work environment.
The next Vice President, Finance & Operations will have demonstrated experience with strategic and operational planning, coupled with a strong background in risk evaluation, management and conceptual/analytical abilities. The ideal candidate will also bring an exceptional ability to lead and mentor their team and inspire, coach, evaluate, and willingly share knowledge, while creating an environment of trust, fun, commitment and engagement.
If you feel you have the demonstrated background and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward your resume to email@example.com
We thank all candidates for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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