The Opportunity:

The Finance Manager will provide leadership and oversight of the day-to-day financial and strategic operations of the Student Centre which is a not-for-profit organisation. Under direction from the Centre’s General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing financial resources in an efficient, effective and sustainable manner. Regular updates and status reports to the General Manager and other managers on the financial and operational performance are expected along with proactive financial issue management and resolution. The Financial Manager will be responsible for day-to-day financial tracking and banking for Oakham Café, the Ram in the Rye Pub and Conference Services, maintaining and reconciling Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Capital Asset subsidiary ledgers, manage cash flow and forecasting, and update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices. The Finance Manager is additionally responsible for maintaining the payroll and other personnel records for a staff compliment of approximately 120 unionised workers and assists in employee relations. The Manager will undertake financial analysis of the social enterprise initiatives and prepare associated reports, filings, and remittances. The Finance Manager assists with the preparation of the annual budget and with the annual audit process.


You have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business or accounting, with three to five years of progressive experience in the financial management and operation of a multi-million dollar not-for-profit food, beverage, or conference services organisation. Experience with SAGE accounting software, Silverware Point of Sale and Optimum Control inventory software is an asset. A strong verbal and written communicator, you have demonstrated experience supervising staff, preferably in a unionised environment. Your interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, sound judgement, and professionalism will allow you to effectively build relationships with the Student Centre’s management and staff team, and the larger Ryerson and external communities.

Equity statement:

The Ryerson Student Centre operates under a strong mandate of equity. The successful candidate will have a working understanding of equity and anti-oppressive practices and will actively work against Islamaphobic, anti-Semitic, sexist, racist, classist, ableist, homophobic, and transphobic discrimination within their role.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to come forward at any stage of the recruitment process to request accommodations, if needed. Members of our team will consult and create processes that provide individuals with disabilities the best possible recruitment experience.

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$60,000-$65,000 RRSP Health and Dental

How to Apply

We thank all who apply, however only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please submit resume and cover letter (Word or PDF format is acceptable) to Jennifer Stacey, General Manager at jobs@ryersonstudentcentre.ca (Subject Line – Finance Manager, Ryerson Student Centre) by Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. No phone calls please.

About Ryerson Student Centre

The Ryerson Student Centre is the main hub of campus life on our busy downtown campus. It is home to the university’s two main students’ unions, their affiliated campus groups and services, and provides students with affordable, fresh food and beverages in The Ram in the Rye pub and The Oakham Cafe. The Student Centre also provides its academic and local community with access to fully equipped meeting and conference rooms, and in-house catering options.