Senior Advisor, Finance and Resource Planning (MP0192, ADM3A,GR7)

Job Category: 
Developmental assignments for management and excludeds

Position Summary

Reporting to the Dean, the Senior Advisor, Finance & Resource Planning provides senior professional expertise with respect to Faculty financial and resource allocations matters. The Senior Advisor, Finance &Resource Planning will evaluate proposals and provide key financial analysis and recommendations in line with the Faculty’s strategic focus and priorities. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall financial management of all funds within the Faculty including operating, self-financing, endowments and research grants.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides senior professional expertise in the development of policies, programs and systems that support the Faculty’s initiatives.
  • Maintains and controls the Faculty's annual operating budget, research grants, endowed funds, other restricted and unrestricted funds
  • Advises the Dean and senior administrative team on strategic resource planning question for the various programs and initiatives within the Faculty
  • Advises on and supports the implementation of departments', and units' important financial and budgetary decisions (including yearly budgets)
  • Supervises and advises management and clerical staff members in the Faculty’s Finance Office on complex financial issues.
  • Develops and implements multiyear budgets for Faculty.
  • Prepares proposals to secure additional funding for the Faculty's new initiatives
  • Implements and oversees all Faculty financial processes and controls (financial reporting, variance analysis, budgeting, forecasting, auditing, and all basic financial transactions)
  • Represents the Faculty's interests among different stakeholders within the University; namely Financial Services, Office of the Provost, University Advancement and Graduate & Post-Doctoral Studies etc.
  • Works closely with other units within the Faculty such as HR, Internships and Student Affairs Office (ISA), and University Advancement

Education and Experience

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities

Extensive experience in Financial Affairs in a university setting is an asset. A self-starter with excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills who enjoys working in a team environment. Proven successful track record in developing and implementing budgets and strategic plans. Supervisory experience is required. Demonstrated ability to work in a PC environment using Windows, Banner FIS, Crystal Reports, word processing, databases and spreadsheets. English spoken and written. French spoken.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to the Faculty of Education at [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is January 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Education will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Employment Equity

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660.

Faculty of Education
Salary Range: 
(Grade 07) $66,300 - $88,500 (midpoint) - $115,100
Seven (7) months
Reporting to: 
Dean of Education
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