Assistant Director, Budget

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Assistant Director, Budget

Queen’s University

Queen’s University is embarking on a search for its Assistant Director, Budget – a key member of the university management team who plays a pivotal leadership role alongside peers across the entire university.

The Role of Assistant Director, Budget

Reporting to the Director, Budget, and working with the Budget Team, the Assistant Director participates in all budget functions of the university. The Assistant Director is integrally involved in; strategic planning for all financial resources of the university; co-ordination of the annual operating budget; and development of an effective budget stewarding strategy enabling accurate budgeting and forecasting. Integrally involved in enrolment modelling and forecasting to ensure revenue projections for tuition and grant are aligned with enrolment planning, the Assistant Director will work with Vice Principals, Deans, Faculty Business officers and others in preparing the annual budget, as well as assisting with the budget function for the Vice Principal (Academic). The role will also be participating in the management and development of the university’s annual budget and long-term financial strategy, for all funds (including operating, health sciences, ancillaries, trust, research, capital, endowment, etc.). Due to the high level of responsibility in the development of university planning and policy, its implementation and interpretation, the decisions of the incumbent influence and impact the entire university.

As a key member of the management team, the Assistant Director will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; ensuring that these principles remain at the forefront when participating in medium and long-term strategic planning for the Department, including preparation of staffing plans, and performance indicators.  

The successful candidate must hold an undergraduate degree in business or related field combined with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or a Professional Accounting designation. Candidate’s must demonstrate proficiency in contemporary budgeting, forecasting and modeling, as well as an advanced proficiency in preparing, management reports and business plans. The ideal candidate has superior ability to assess organizational strategy and objectives and to develop solutions and initiatives that align with organizational goals, in addition to exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to foster relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders.

About Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario

Queen’s is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.

Ne Yonterihwayenhstahkwa’kó:wa nene Yonontí:yo akáowenk tká:yen tsi niyohwentsyà:ke tsi nón:we ne Rotinonhsyón:ni táhnon ne Ratirón:taks thatinákere

Gichii Ogiimaa Ikwe gichii-gakina’amaadii’igamig owedi ayaamagad Anishinaabeg idash Naadaweg gaa dan’akiyaad

One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, research, student experience and leadership, and engaged alumni. As a member of the U15 group of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, Queen’s overarching goal is to ensure that it remains a university recognized equally for its research excellence and its transformative learning experience. The university has a fully integrated network of six libraries and is also home to several outstanding artistic hubs including the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and the Dan School of Drama and Music.

Home to over 24,000 students, Queen’s boasts a tight-knit global network of 159,000 alumni in 153 countries. The university generates approximately $1billion in annual revenue, manages investible assets of close to $4 billion (inclusive of the university’s pension plan) and employs over 8,000 faculty and staff.

Located in historic Kingston, Queen’s boasts an array of heritage limestone buildings and cutting-edge facilities. Equi-distant from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Kingston is a stunning city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston’s community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality of life enhanced by superb intellectual, cultural and recreational opportunities and supported by excellent health and educational services.

To explore this key leadership position at Queen’s further, please contact Jane Griffith or Camille Petitti at or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at

Queen’s University is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities/racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Queen’s University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.