R-914 - Finance Business Partner

R-914 - Finance Business Partner

21 May
Sheridan College

21 May

Sheridan College


The Finance Business Partner, Budgets supports departments’ financial success under an Activities Based Budgeting (ABB) environment. The incumbent will play a key role in the budget development and financial planning and reporting activities and the roll out of ABB by acting as a key advisor for Sheridan’s budget holders. The incumbent will manage a portfolio of departments and provide analytical support and training to budget holders for effective budgeting and financial management in the ABB environment.

What You’ll be Doing

- Developing and managing the College budget for departments within the incumbent’s portfolio, by performing year-round budgeting and financial planning activities;

- Partnering with internal clients throughout the year to review budget vs. actual for revenues and expenses, supply information to assist with forecasting and reporting by month, by term, etc.;

- Actively assisting internal clients by responding to their requests, resolving budget issues and recommending solutions to support their business and financial decision-making;

- Liaising with budget holders to gather confidential information such as work force planning, planned hiring’s/attrition/position movements, and planned changes in organizational structures, and properly reflect the changes in the College salary budget;

- Participating, in collaboration with the Director, in the rollout of the ABB implementation;

- Participating in various process improvement activities in cross-functional teams to enhance business units’ financial management process and strengthen financial accountability 

- Learning and becoming an expert in the new budgeting software (Questica) and providing support to business units for budgeting within Questica

About You

- Your excellent communication and leadership skills give you the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders of all levels

- You bring creative problem-solvin g skills, a process improvement mindset, and the ability to influence stakeholders coupled with a passion for helping them to become better at financial management 

- You exercise sound judgement and your solid financial accounting knowledge, along with your ability to invite new ways of thinking, allow you to solve challenges in a creative way to help advance organizational goals

- Your excellent customer service attitude allows you to forge strong relationships with internal clients and drive positive changes within the College 

- You are eager to learn and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

The successful candidate will also meet the following qualifications: 

- 4-year bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related degree along with 5 years of progressive budgeting or financial planning experience (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience) 

- Currently holds a CPA designation (, CGA or CMA)

- Solid financial and analytical skills, including experience with budgets and forecasts, operating plans, financial analysis, financial statement preparation, and funded contract administration

- Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills; Mastery in the creation of complex financial models

- Working knowledge of CICA and PSA (Public Sector Accounting) standards 

- Understanding of ABB/RCM principles, or strong desire to learn

- Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and accounting software, willing to learn new budgeting software

- Experience implementing process improvements

Who We Are:

“Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community”.

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