Manager, Revenue Accounting Simon Fraser University Department of Finance Canada

Manager, Revenue Accounting


Requisition ID 2018-3639  Job Category  Finance  Department 5290 - Finance  Job Status Regular Full-Time  Hiring Range $77,049 - $96,311

 

Overview

 

The Manager, Revenue Accounting is accountable to the Controller for the coordination and direction of all activities related to the recording, receipt and control of the university’s non-tuition revenue in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, established guidelines, university policy and sound business practices. The role is responsible for the day-to-day operations ensuring that the revenue team provides efficient, accurate and timely support to client groups.

 

Responsibilities

 

Oversee accounts receivable and non-tuition revenue operations

 

Manage processes to ensure the efficient, accurate and timely recording and reporting of non-tuition revenue

 

Ensure that all cash and cheques received in Finance are deposited to the university’s bank accounts in a timely manner

 

Implement and maintain adequate and effective internal controls related to revenue and cash handling activities and ensure that best practices are in place

 

Ensure that excise taxes are being charged appropriately and accurately

 

Demonstrate professional judgment in situations where clear direction is not available and/or interpretation of policies and procedures is required

 

Manage and administer the e-commerce program for the university

 

Manage the department’s e-commerce website together with other key personnel in Finance

 

Assist in conducting risk assessments and developing the Finance audit program related to revenue

 

Provide strategic direction and planning for financial matters related to processing non-tuition revenue for the university

 

Develop policies and procedures related to revenue-generating activity

 

Keep current in advances in the industry and investigate technological solutions to recommend and implement process improvements to ensure efficient operations

 

Approve new revenue activity to ensure that it is consistent with the institution’s strategic plans and advise on the best method to process and record the revenue

 

Collaborate with business units across campus to assist in establishing appropriate policies and procedures related to revenue-generating activity

 

Work with the Controller to establish long and short-term priorities for revenue activity in the financial operations group

 

Provide leadership and direction to staff

 

Oversee the day-to-day activity and assignments of staff involved in the revenue cycle within the Finance department

 

Manage the hiring, developing and performance of staff and provide strategic direction to the revenue team

 

Promote opportunities for training and professional development, including cross-training, through goal-setting and support

 

Hold employees accountable for performance through informal methods, such as regular feedback and coaching, as well as the formal performance appraisal process

 

Ensure appropriate staffing levels, including back-up and cross-training support to balance workloads and meet the expectations required for smooth and efficient daily operations of the revenue team

 

Other

 

Participate as the functional expert representative in system upgrade and testing project teams

 

Participate in other department projects as required

 

Act as a member of the management team responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of the financial operations group within Finance

 

Qualifications

 

University undergraduate degree or equivalent education and experience

 

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation

 

Minimum 3 years experience in an accounting/finance-related environment

 

Experience in an enterprise-wide computerized accounting environment is preferred

 

Minimum 3 years experience managing or coaching staff

 

Experience in a not-for-profit environment is preferred

 

Strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills

 

Conceptual thinker with strategic planning skills and initiative

 

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

Works independently with a strong work ethic

 

Exceptional attention to detail

 

Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and their application to not-for profit organizations

 

Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills

 

Strong computer skills including advanced MS Excel


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