Finance Manager, Business Planning

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Yorkville University

The same philosophy of personal attention that distinguishes Yorkville Education Company as a leading provider of post-secondary education makes us an exceptional place to work. We are a progressive and modern institution, responding to the needs of current and future students and implementing the best technology solutions to empower our work. We prioritize diversity, open doors to those often overlooked, welcome new Canadians, and provide pathways to successful careers. Yorkville Education Company (which manages both Yorkville University and the Toronto Film School) began with a simple idea in 2004: offer flexible, rigorous, and career-focused degrees on campus and online to people who are on a purposeful path. With campuses in Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick, we equip our graduates with the professional knowledge, skills and designations that employers value. Focused on providing a transformative, accessible and flexible higher education environment, our teams, from the President to the newest staff member, share a passion for learning, teaching, and growing as individuals and as teams. We nurture an inclusive, supportive, and genuinely kind work environment at our three campus locations and remotely. If you want to shine a light on academic excellence, be empowered to make an impact on the transformation of the Canadian post-secondary education landscape, and work collaboratively beyond levels, join us. Who we need Reporting to and collaborating with the Director, Business Planning, we are looking for a Finance Manager to join us as an integral member of Yorkville University’s Business Planning team. You will work across our academic and corporate functions to drive strategic initiatives and insightful reporting for the business. You will work closely with the operational and academic leadership, supporting finance rhythms, and take ownership of consolidated reporting and analysis, automation, and process development. Additionally, you will support areas such as finance system optimization, treasury and cash flow monitoring that are centrally led by the Business Planning team. This is a hybrid opportunity with the requirement to be available to work on-site in Toronto up to twice a week. What’s in it for you Influence, collegial environment, and professional growth. Whether you are a Senior Financial Analyst seeking the next opportunity¬† in your career or a Finance Manager who wants to join a private academic institution, this is an exciting opportunity to play a critical part in our financial stability. This is a chance to work in a stress-free, journal-entry-free, financial role that blends planning, analysis, and an element of treasury. You will be trained in treasury by the Controller and given the chance to introduce process improvements. As part of a united financial team, you will offer and receive support as you work on forecasting and budgeting for the academic years, partnering across departments. This is a chance to be part of testing and verifying the new finance modules as part of the new HRIS implementation. Yorkville University is a progressive, forward-thinking, innovative educational institution. Joining us now is a genuine opportunity for builders who want to make a mark on education while taking their career in a new, rewarding direction with endless possibilities. What you will focus on: Consolidated financial results for Yorkville University/Toronto Film School (YU/TFS). You will prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasting, planning, variance analysis, etc. Partner. You will collaborate with finance team members and business leaders to track and develop reports and evaluate the results, trends and drivers. You will be the key contact for shareholder queries and data requests, including preparing and presenting periodic executive, board and shareholders reporting. Quality assurance. You will support process improvement and standardization across the YU/TFS. You will assist with streamlining and documentation of processes and policies to facilitate the ERP implementation and report automation. Reporting. You will oversee monthly reporting package preparation, providing insights, analysis and reporting on financial and performance metrics to academic and operational leaders. You will be responsible for quarterly compliance reports, as well as for preparing weekly cash flow positions and projections. What you bring: The background. You have a CPA, CFA, or MBA designation and 4+ years of finance, accounting, and data analytics experience. You have practical knowledge of accounting and financial principles, practices, and applications, including budgeting, planning, and reporting. You have direct experience successfully developing and completing a quarterly and annual financial process. You are solution and process-oriented. You have financial modeling experience and advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills. The interpersonal skills. You have effective and flexible communication skills and confidence in presenting to senior executives and decision-makers. You have a proven ability to thrive in a collaborative, cross-functional environment, building trusting relationships with team members and throughout the organization. You have an appreciation for diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds and an interest in continuous improvement and adopting recommendations from teams and colleagues. What does the best of all worlds mean at Yorkville Education? An atmosphere that successfully blends an entrepreneurial culture with education. We value innovation and continuously look towards expanding our programming, working with the latest research, tools, and solutions. As a private school with government approval of our offerings, we have the opportunity to do more, stay current, and be future-forward. The chance to accelerate your career and disrupt education by responding to the needs you see and purposefully challenging the status quo. Everything we do here is about delighting and engaging our employees – and ultimately our students- from mentorship to teaching, from creative outlets to analytical ones. A place where all individuals feel welcomed in the academic and workplace environments and can bring their authentic selves to the educational and work spheres. We celebrate the full range of human diversity, and we acknowledge that equal access to opportunities and services may require the removal of barriers that equity-seeking communities experience in trying to obtain this access. The opportunity to grow with access to free courses, certifications, and programs – right up to our Masters’ offerings. An appreciation for the insights and skills you bring to work with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including a wide breadth of wellness services, and a work-life balance. Join us We welcome and appreciate candidates with a range of backgrounds and experiences. If you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, express your interest here. Diversity, equity and inclusion are a critical component of life at Yorkville Education Company and we are committed to making these values an integral part of our culture. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups. Yorkville University is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability, please notify Human Resources at 1-866- 467-0661 ext. 1236.