Hiring Director, Finance and Procurement | $193,412 Annually

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University of Toronto, Department of Faculty of Dentistry based in Toronto, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Director. The University of Toronto  stands as a prestigious institution dedicated to excellence in dental education, research, and clinical practice. The department emphasizes cutting-edge techniques and research-backed methodologies. The department’s innovative approach and collaborative environment contribute to advancements in oral health sciences, making it a cornerstone of dental education. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: University of Toronto
Department: Faculty of Dentistry
Organization: Faculty of Dentistry
Position: Director, Finance and Procurement
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $135,389 – $193,412 Annually
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Employee Group: Salaried
Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Schedule: Full-Time
Requisition ID/Job ID: 35532


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have university degree (Master’s level preferred) in business/commerce/accounting/ with a recognized professional accounting designation such as CMA, CGA, CPA or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience: Candidates should have minimum of 5 years related experience in University administration or the public sector

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have experience with U of T and a strong knowledge of University financial and procurement policies and procedures, with a preference for this background
  • The candidates should have experience in a large public sector or clinical environment would be considered an asset
  • The candidates should demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate technical accounting principles to non‐accounting individuals. They should have the capability to convey ideas and information in both written and oral formats to Faculty leadership, administrative staff, faculty members, and students
  • The candidates should have demonstrated expertise in budget planning, financial management and control, as well as administration of budget and resources, is essential
  • The candidates should have experience with strategic planning, scenario analysis, forecasting, and a proven track record of working effectively in a team environment across diverse constituents and stakeholders
  • The candidates should have extensive contract management experience, along with a background in the application of sound financial principles and practices
  • The candidates should have proven experience in effectively communicating financial information to departmental administrators
  • The candidates should have proven experience in Human Resources Management, preferably in a unionized environment, is an additional qualification that the candidates should possess
  • The candidates should possess excellent financial management, organizational, and analytical skills, showcasing a strong ability to handle financial matters efficiently
  • The candidates should excellent communication skills enabling them to convey information effectively in various professional settings
  • The candidates should have strong leadership qualities, demonstrating the ability to guide and inspire teams towards achieving common goals
  • The candidates should exhibit strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, providing effective solutions to challenges that may arise
  • The candidates should have demonstrated superior planning, budgeting, and project management showcasing the ability to strategically plan and execute initiatives
  • The candidates should have strong computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • The candidates should have experience with FIS, HRIS, AMS platforms, and other reporting platforms is desired, and SAP knowledge would be considered an asset
  • The candidates should be effective negotiators with superior interpersonal skills, enabling them to navigate complex situations, and possess strong multi-tasking abilities to handle various responsibilities simultaneously
  • The candidate should demonstrate a proven ability to think strategically, evidenced by the capacity to develop long-term plans and initiatives
  • The candidate should exhibit a proven ability to build effective teams and work collaboratively with people at all levels of the organization
  • The candidate should be adept at working both independently and as part of a team, demonstrating self-direction and initiative in their approach
  • The candidate should possess a collaborative and consultative management style, along with the ability to foster and maintain effective relationships within the organization
  • The candidate should have the ability to understand and solve complex problems, even under pressure, requiring extensive follow-up with both internal and external constituencies
  • The candidate should excel in analyzing problems from multiple perspectives, determining the optimal solution while considering the impact on various areas
  • The candidate should demonstrate the ability to balance different opinions and perspectives, finding positive, consensus-building solutions
  • The candidate should have keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • The candidate should have a proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion, tact, and good judgment at all times
  • The candidate should be knowledgeable in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion as they relate to daily operations and Faculty initiatives
  • The candidate should show a proven ability to deal with a variety of tasks and meet strict deadlines, along with the ability to frequently adjust priorities in a dynamic environment


  • The candidates should be able to work independently under the general direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), providing strategic leadership, counsel, advice, expertise, and integrity in the planning, management, and administration of all financial resources and procurement activities for the Faculty of Dentistry
  • The candidates should be able to take on a broad and complex set of responsibilities to ensure the Faculty’s financial and procurement goals, objectives, and priorities are met. This includes identifying and addressing the resource implications of these activities for the academic, research, Continuing Dental Education (CDE), and clinic operations
  • The candidates should be able to plan and develop the Faculty of Dentistry’s annual budgets (academic, research, CDE, and dental clinics) under the direction of the CAO. This includes short and long-term academic budget planning and modeling. The Director of Finance and Procurement should ensure alignment of dental clinics’ financial matters with the overall Faculty’s strategic budget model and academic plan related to the dental clinics
  • The candidates should be able to oversee and administer the annual budget process for ancillary fees, including procurement of hundreds of items for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs. Collaborating closely with the CAO, Director of Clinical Affairs, Associate Director of Clinical Operations, and clinic staff is essential to maximize clinic revenues and control expenditures. The incumbent is also responsible for overseeing the Faculty’s procurement activities, e-commerce, and clinic patient registration system from a financial perspective
  • The candidates should be able to deliver data supporting key priorities of the Faculty, overseeing the use of data, reporting, and analytics products that generate insights for the Faculty

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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