Budget Business Planner

Full Time

Website Global University Systems

Job Title: Budget Business Planner Location: Hybrid (Vancouver or Toronto) Reports To: Chief Financial Officer Global University Systems (GUS) is focused on becoming one of the world’s most dynamic, inclusive, and diverse education organizations. GUS is an international network of higher education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications. GUS delivers a wide variety of programmes, including bachelor’s degree programmes, master’s degree programmes, professional training, English Language training, and corporate & executive education. When someone chooses to study at one of our institutions– whether on campus in Europe, North America, or even in their own home – they’re joining a network of 100,000 students worldwide.

When you decide to work with GUS, you will be joining an industry-leading, global organization that has a reach in over 150 different countries. Primary Purpose: The Budget Business Planner plays a crucial role within GUS Canada’s financial team, responsible for developing, analyzing, and overseeing budgetary plans and strategies. This role involves collaborating with various departments to ensure the efficient allocation of resources, adherence to financial guidelines, and achievement of fiscal goals. The Budget Business Planner will provide insightful financial analysis and recommendations to enhance GUS Canada’s financial performance and support its strategic objectives.

Specific Responsibilities: Budget Development and Monitoring: Collaborate with GUS Canada’s departments to develop annual operating budgets aligned with strategic goals and priorities. Monitor budget performance and variances, identifying trends and providing timely recommendations for corrective actions. Create comprehensive budget reports and presentations for senior leadership and stakeholders. Financial Analysis: Conduct thorough financial analysis, including forecasting, cost-benefit analysis, and scenario modeling to support decision-making.

Evaluate financial data, trends, and metrics to identify opportunities for cost savings, revenue enhancement, and improved financial efficiency. Resource Allocation: Work closely with department heads to allocate resources effectively while ensuring alignment with GUS Canada’s priorities and financial constraints. Assist in evaluating funding requests, projects, and initiatives to ensure sound financial viability. Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and refinement of GUS Canada’s long-term financial strategies, taking into account changing economic conditions and competitive landscapes.

Provide recommendations for resource allocation to support strategic initiatives and drive sustainable growth. Financial Reporting and Communication: Prepare regular and ad hoc financial reports, summaries, and presentations for GUS Canada’s leadership, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders. Effectively communicate complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders, fostering a clear understanding of budgetary matters. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.

Master’s degree preferred. Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CMA, CFA) is a plus. Proven experience in financial planning, budgeting, and analysis, preferably in a higher education setting. Strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and develop actionable insights.

Proficiency in financial software, spreadsheet tools, and ERP systems. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration and stakeholder engagement. Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy in financial analysis and reporting. Diversity and Inclusivity Statement Global University Systems is strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Global University Systems recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, GUS will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact jobsguscanada.ca


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