Director, Finance

The opportunity

Yukon University seeks an experienced Director of Finance to lead our Finance team in Whitehorse. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact and influence how we move forward as a newly established University, then we want to hear from you.

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance & Administration, you are a key member of Yukon University’s Senior Team and will be responsible for leading our institution through an exciting period of change and growth. You will have the opportunity to bring your vision for financial management into our organization, and to shape systems and processes to meet the needs of Canada’s first University north of 60.

This is an important role for our community. While it is a permanent opportunity, we are open to exploring different ways to bring the right person on board, so we encourage you to bring your ideas to us if this opportunity excites you.

What you will be doing

You will coach and mentor an enthusiastic Finance team, developing internal capacity and facilitating process and procedural developments and enhancements, to support our future goals. You will also build awareness among the University community to the role that Finance plays in providing exceptional student and employee experiences.  

Who you are

You are a builder of people and teams. You love making change and constantly seek out ways to do things better. You are a collaborative and consultative leader, tenacious and resilient, and cheerful in the face of budget season!

To be considered for this role, please submit your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related field and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification
  • Significant experience leading a Finance department in a complex, public sector organization, preferably Post-Secondary Education.
  • Experience leading, coaching and mentoring front line employees

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.