2 Jun 2023

Business Officer

  • University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Job ID : 98310
  • Category : Finance
  • Job Type : Full-Time
  • Salary : $76,284-97,556 Annually
  • Anticipated Start Date : 2023-05-30
  • Posting Date : 02 Jun 2023
  • Expiry Date : 02 Jul 2023

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Date Posted: 05/30/2023
Req ID: 30747
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Marketing and Communications
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Position Number: 00053745


About us:

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

Your opportunity:

The Marketing & Communications Team at the University of Toronto Scarborough is a highly collaborative group of marketing communications professionals, driven to find new and creative ways to reach our audiences. We uncover the most inspiring and impactful stories from our communities and share those moments with audiences locally, nationally, and internationally. We bring the U of T story to life every day.

If you are interested in working with an iconic Canadian brand, are excited at the prospect of being a part of a purpose-driven organization with a social conscience, and thrive in a fast paced, team environment, this might be the perfect opportunity for you. Join us and help share the U of T Scarborough story.

We are searching for a Business Officer to support the financial administration of the department. Reporting to the Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, the successful candidate will be responsible for completing financial and budgetary duties for the Department of Marketing & Communications. Responsibilities of the role include a combination of financial administration, financial analysis, updating and maintaining the budget model, forecasting, reconciliation, and human resources activities in order to support the daily operations. The Business Officer will review and identify efficiencies to improve financial and administrative processes by leveraging technology and other solutions to improve workflow.


This search aligns with the University’s commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Making recommendations on budget allocations involving multiple sources of revenue and/or recoveries
  • Forecasting, planning and monitoring multiple complex budgets
  • Analyzing financial trends and preparing analytical reports and forecasts for management decision making
  • Monitoring department budget to ensure expenditures remain within budgeted allocations
  • Preparing budget variance reports
  • Reconciling accounts
  • Implementing plans and process improvements for administrative workflow
  • Liaising with internal contacts to resolve payroll and/or HRIS processing issues


Essential Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree with a specialization in finance, accounting or other related field of study, or acceptable combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • Minimum four years of related financial experience specifically in the areas of monthly statement reconciliation, budget preparation, forecasting, analysis and reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing complex budgets independently.
  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint and database applications.
  • Advance Excel skills including use of pivot tables, conditional formulas etc.
  • Working knowledge of financial and human resources information systems, such as SAP (HRIS and FIS).
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Tact, diplomacy, good judgment and detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

Assets (Nonessential):


  • Knowledge of the University's financial, procurement and human resources policies and procedures.

To be successful in this role you will be:


  • Accountable
  • Courteous
  • Efficient
  • Meticulous
  • Organized
  • Problem solver




A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office.

Closing Date: 06/18/2023, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 13 — $76,284 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $97,556. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Finance/Budget/Planning/Audit


Lived Experience Statement

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.


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If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply via our UofT job posting: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Business-Officer-ON/570331417/

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