Who We Are
Serving students, staff, faculty and our wider community across all three campuses, the VPFA (Vice President Finance and Administration) leads and develops foundational support services to help achieve SFU’s academic, research and community engagement missions. We deliver SFU’s day-to-day operational and administrative needs through the work of Ancillary Services; Facilities Services; Finance; IT Services; and Safety & Risk Services. We collaboratively, respectfully and inclusively engage and work with our community partners to meet the needs of and make a difference in the everyday lives of the people we serve, in addition to creating a vibrant work culture of learning and growth for our over 600 staff.
SFU Finance is comprised of a number of units that deliver a variety of financial services to the university: Banking, Budget, Financial Reporting, Payment Services, Payroll, Planning & Analysis, Procurement, Research Accounting and Treasury.
We are dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, accelerating change, ensuring the university’s financial resources are strategically directed and protected through sustainable means, and fostering a skilled, empowered and collaborative team.
About the Role
The Finance Analyst provides professional advice, consultation, and assistance to University faculty and staff regarding the financial implications of policies, procedures, and practices for the various financial databases, and the Signing Authority Matrix; participates in developing and revising policies and procedures, designing, implementing and testing the signing authority matrix system; designs, establishes and maintains the rules surrounding data governance, organizational standards and financial authority; maintain custodianship of the primary financial master data; prepares internal and external financial reports, including budget, fund, capital and related organization reporting; calculates revenues and expenses by conducting detailed critical analyses of past and current opera; liaises with accounting staff regarding the operation and functionality of a variety of processes and procedures; reviews department and program chartfield requests from the University for compliance; designs and develops training sessions for University staff; and provides guidance and mentorship to financial services staff.