The Carleton University Students Association is an incorporated, not-for-profit, student-run organization dedicated to enriching the undergraduate student experience through events, advocacy efforts, and services.
Position Title:Director of Finance
Reports to: Executive Director
Location:Ottawa, 3 of 5 days/wk in-office, 2 of 5 days/wk virtual to start
Date Revised:November 2022
Salary:$90,000 - $95,000
CUSA is seeking a Director of Finance who believes in student run organizations and believes in advancing the education of students at Carleton University.
If you are interested in working in a diverse and progressive student-led organization that is constantly evolving then CUSA is the place for you. We are looking for a leader who shows initiative, is motivated by a challenge, enjoys mentoring the students and young professionals of tomorrow, and is attracted to a workplace that strives to make an impact.
Located in Ottawa, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is a Not-For-Profit Corporation whose aim is to assist Carleton University students in making the most of their student experience. Carleton University undergraduate students are represented by student leaders on an elected CUSA Council and appointed CUSA Board. CUSA provides three businesses and many service centers or services to students.
CUSA has approximately twenty (20) full time staff and over eighty (80) part time staff. CUSA’s annual budget is in excess of $5 million, much of which flows through, and sound financial management is essential in nearly every aspect of CUSA’s operations.
OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION
Reporting to the CUSA Executive Director, the Director of Finance supports the financial processes of the organization in conjunction with other full-time staff, student executives, and the CUSA Board of Directors. Some of these processes include an annual audit, annual approval of the CUSA budget by CUSA Council & the CUSA Board, managing the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes via directly reporting staff, and banking signing authority updates.
The Director of Finance of CUSA supports the CUSA Board and student leadership in ethical operations and decision making. Together with the CUSA Board, CUSA staff, the CUSA President, and the Executive Director, the Director of Finance assists student leaders in ensuring the financially sustainable execution of the student union’s long-term strategy and facilitates the ongoing operation of CUSA’s core services and businesses.
The Director of Finance ensures that mentorship and support is provided to the CUSA President, CUSA Vice President Finance / Secretary-Treasurer, the remaining Executives, and works directly with staff to make sure the organization fulfills its mandates and operates in a financially sustainable way.
The Director of Finance also facilitates many of the functions of the three CUSA-owned businesses, in conjunction with the CUSA Executive Director and CUSA Board:
OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES
CUSA has a diverse population of students and staff. This group experiences frequent change and turnover due to the nature of the environment so the Association must ensure that its members are being served appropriately, thus enhancing their student experience.
In particular, CUSA just underwent a significant restructuring and governance change to implement ethical safeguards on decision-making and resource allocation. The Director of Finance will report to the Executive Director and regularly report with the Executive Director to the CUSA Board, a group of 9 voting members, most of whom will be students not otherwise involved in the governance or operations of CUSA. An incoming Director of Finance will have the opportunity to support the implementation of this new governance structure, which came into effect on May 1st, 2022.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
advising on business development.
Managerial / Supervisory
QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two (2) references to Sam Kilgour, Acting Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is Sunday December 11th, 2022 at 11:59pm.
Any questions about the role or application process can be directed to **********************************@**********.*********. Question submission and informational meeting requests to learn more about CUSA and the opportunity are welcome.
CUSA values employment and educational equity and welcomes applicants from diverse groups including (but not limited to): women, Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, international students, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. CUSA is committed to ensuring that accommodations are provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under CUSA’s accessibility policies, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.SaveRemove share-facebook share-twitter share-linkedin share-email share-print SaveRemove
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