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Associate Director, Residence Finance

Temporary, Full-Time


Burnaby, BC

Deadline: 2021-12-06

Posted: 2021-11-23

Union/Affiliation: Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)
Pay range: $76,473 To $91,324 Annually
SFU Department Description: Student Services - Residences and Housing
Position Grade: 11
# of openings: 1
Biweekly Hours: 72

Our mission in Residences is to be a leader in student housing services and educational programming defined by our ability to engage students, families, the campus community, and guests; to create experiential learning and leadership opportunities, and to deliver purposeful living and learning environments that contribute to the academic and personal success of Simon Fraser University and Fraser International College students.

The Associate Director (AD), Residence Finance is an integral part of SFU’s Residence and Housing leadership team. This position offers an exciting opportunity to forecast, design and implement the department’s financial planning and annual budget. With SFU’s Housing Master plan and multi-phased housing expansion project under way, the AD, Residence Finance will play a key role in envisioning, developing and operationalizing the financial model(s) and departmental budget needed to successfully support the financial operations of the department and residence community. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our department’s management team, providing guidance, leadership and expertise on budget planning and forecasting, implications of new financial ventures, and the analysis of longer term financial and capital planning. This is a great opportunity for a motivated, student-centered and values aligned individual to join one of Canada’s Top Employers and play a key role with SFU’s strategic priorities of equity diversity and inclusion, reconciliation, and the student experience.


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, or a related discipline, a professional accounting designation (e.g., CPA) and five years of related experience in areas such as the management of complex revenue-based budgets, centrally funded budgets, and fixed asset management, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

- Excellent knowledge of capital management related to financial planning.
- Excellent knowledge of the design and development of financial models.
- Knowledge of the fiscal control and financial management in student housing communities.
- Excellent budget analysis, planning, financial reporting, management accounting, and fiscal management skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written), team management, and customer service skills.
- Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent ability to interpret and apply policies.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, exercise initiative, diplomacy, and discretionary judgment.
- Ability to develop relationships, partnerships and work collaboratively at all levels within the organization.
- Ability to supervise staff.
- Ability to engage in independent and consultative decision-making.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and being on-call.
- Proficient in the use of standard office applications and enterprise-level financial systems (e.g., MS Office, PeopleSoft, Hyperion Planning, and housing management system).

Assignment End Date: November 25, 2022.

Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment.