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Senior Financial Officer

University of Ottawa

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted February 17, 2021.

Salary (Grade: NC6) Hiring salary range $63110$79,719

Position Purpose

Oversee the day-to-day financial operations of the sector with the objective of ensuring sound financial management and providing advice to upper management to support long-term strategic planning. Supervise and lead a team of employees whose role is to perform a variety of functions related to the financial and administration operations of the sector in order to ensure a productive and positive environment and to provide senior level advice and support for more complex issues. May represent upper management on central committees whose mandates are related to the incumbent’s area of responsibility.

Essential Qualifications

Advanced knowledge of accounting principles normally acquired through postsecondary studies in a related discipline or an equivalent combination education and work experience
Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role
Knowledge of computer systems and software including financial systems, spreadsheets, databases, Internet and e-mail
Professional accounting designation is an asset
Experience in supervision
Experience participating in strategic planning
Experience in budget planning, control and analysis
Experience in analyzing reports
Experience in interpreting, explaining and applying policies and regulations Ability to produce high quality work under pressure while meeting strict deadlines
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong organizational skills
High level of discretion
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Contract of approximately XX months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations. Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).