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Financial Officer - Optometry & Vision Science

Date: May, 2015
Reports to (Job Title):

Administrative Officer - Optometry & Vision Science

Faculty Financial Officer, Dean of Science

Jobs Reporting (Job Titles):

Professional Services Co-ordinator

CCLR Financial Administrator

Department: School of Optometry & Vision Science


Main Campus


USG 10
35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Financial Officer provides financial information to senior management in the School of Optometry & Vision Science to support effective management and strategic planning in the School. He/she is also responsible for the integrity of financial processes and practices within the School to ensure conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and University of Waterloo policies and guidelines. The financial officer is accountable to the Faculty Financial Officer, Science to ensure uniform application and implementation of all financial policies, guidelines and best practises.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Financial oversight, including but not limited to:



2.  Strategic Planning



3.  Education, Training and Development


Position Requirements


Undergraduate degree in accounting or business related discipline or equivalent Recognized accounting designation (CMA,CA,CGA) CMA required.


5+ years in management accounting, preferably at Waterloo.  Competencies will include strategic and creative thinking, strong analytical and problem solving, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Tact, judgement & diplomacy are essential. Ability to manage multiple priority projects. Demonstrated ability to work independently


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Basic to intermediate Advanced Basic Experience with MS Office tools, Sharepoint, Oracle Financials and PeopleSoft software desirable

Nature and Scope

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