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Manager, Financial Analysis

University of Ottawa

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

Salary (Grade: NM1) Hiring salary range $81069$111,470

Position Purpose

Plans the preparation of the annual budget, and of the three-year budget, for the entire institution, along with budget updates. Designs and develops analytical tools to conduct detailed budget planning. Evaluates the quality of information received based on risks. Conducts a series of analyses and revisions to ensure the quality of the information produced and compliance with budgetary policies. Implements the monitoring systems needed to ensure data integrity and accuracy so that the financial system operates properly. Supervises budgetary activities within the Financial Planning Service in order to meet section goals.

Essential Qualifications

Knowledge of accounting or finance acquired through university studies and a certification program (CPA)
At least five years’ experience in accounting and financial management, preferably in budget management, financial planning and financial analysis
Experience in managing human resources and teams, and in resolving interpersonal conflict
Excellent analytical, synthesis and complex problem solving skills
Ability to exercise professional judgment to elaborate, interpret and apply regulations and procedures or to evaluate business risks
Experience in using information systems and software, including financial and ERP systems such as Banner, spreadsheet programs, word processors, databases, email and the Internet
Skill in interpersonal relations; ability to negotiate with various stakeholders, work well in a team setting with faculty and service partners, and provide expert advice
Ability to organize own work to meet tight deadlines, set priorities and work on several task simultaneously while producing high quality information
Self-reliance, creativity and initiative to produce financial analyses that are relevant to decision-making
Flexibility and adaptability in response to the many, changing needs for financial information
Bilingualism, French and English (written and oral)

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve 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. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section ”Useful links” on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.


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.

This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. This posting may appear simultaneously on external websites. 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).