Hiring announcement: Finance Partners

03 March 2022

Since the new operating model was approved in 2020, several new entities and roles have been introduced to the university community including the Senior Partner and Partner positions. Partners are integral to the new model. They provide strategic support, ensure that policy and strategy is applied appropriately, and facilitate connection to services in the central functions. Finance, Procurement and Planning and the SET finance workstream are pleased to announce the appointments of 12 of the Finance Partners. As 38 of the 46 Finance Partners (including Senior Finance Partners) so far are internal hires, we're pleased to be advancing our existing, key talent within the organization.

  • Sherry (Xurong) Gu, Claire Deng, Marvin Kwan, Stella Okyere, and Miranda Ziccarelli — Finance Partners, College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Peggy Scade, Elaine Thorne, Dennis Huang, and Claudia Bosch — Finance Partners, College of Health Sciences
  • Lynda Matear — Finance Partner, Stand-alone Faculties
  • Alvin Kuzyk and Ying Zheng — Finance Partners, VP Portfolios

Reporting to their Senior Finance Partner, the Finance Partners deliver financial advice, guidance, and solutions to academic and administrative leaders including faculty deans, faculty general managers, and chiefs of staff. The Finance Partners will draw on their deep understanding of the university, its operations, and its challenges to deliver appropriate financial solutions to their respective area(s). As the majority of the partners are internal hires, they have served in similar roles throughout their career at the university and understand what's required to manage the finances of a faculty/unit. In addition, the Finance Partners will actively engage with colleagues in Shared Services and the finance Centres of Expertise in order to deliver results-focused financial solutions.

These Finance Partners began their new roles between October 25 and February 14. At this time there are one Senior Finance Partner and one Finance partner vacancies to be filled.

Learn about the initial group of Finance Partners hired.




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