Business Manager – Technology and Visual Arts

Georgian College - Barrie, ON (23 months ago)

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Under the general direction of the Dean, the Business Manager is accountable for the effective operation of administrative services to the campus in support of the academic learning environment. This includes managing financial records including budget planning and preparation, supervision of staff, coordination of promotional initiatives, coordination of support for events & committees, facilities/equipment management and assistance with special projects for the Dean. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


Planning, developing and preparing annual budgets for the campus to ensure all operational objectives and targets are met
Analyzing monthly budget results, monitoring variances, identifying trends, and recommending actions
Performing monthly forecasting, financial modeling, and reporting
Leading the preparation of financial information for distribution to senior management
Mitigating financial risk and ensures audit compliance and preparing business cases as required
Overseeing academic processes / planning (i.e. enrolment planning / forecasting, sectioning planning / timetables)
Ensuring staff assignments are consistent with college policies, procedures and collective agreements
Providing direct supervision to specific support staff within the portfolio
Maintaining a high level of performance through effective recruiting, selection, training, developing and evaluating of staff
Assisting the Dean with community events, special projects/initiatives and representing the campus on College wide committees
Coordinating, and overseeing, support for special events such as Open House and Preview Days
Coordinating administration between the portfolio and corporate functions (HR, Finance, Physical Resources, etc.)
Communicating changes to college procedures and practices to staff within the portfolio
Exploring opportunities for funding of equipment or technology for the campus and develop proposals as required.


Successfully completed a three year diploma / degree in a relevant field of study
Accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA or CMA) preferred
Seven years of experience in a management role
Demonstrated extensive financial management experience including budget development and management
Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and e-mail applications
Demonstrated ability to create financial forecasts and models
Demonstrated ability in performing trend analysis to identify opportunities for efficiencies
Demonstrated ability to manage in a multi-union environment preferred
Experience in an academic environment with exposure to enrolment management, scheduling, workloads, and student information systems preferred
Excellent communication and conflict management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style