University of Waterloo

  • Financial Research and Teaching Lab Manager

    Requisition ID
    Job Category
    1300 - School of Accounting & Finance
    Job Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Hiring Range
    $59,433 - $74,291
  • Overview

    Plans, manages and supervises all human physical and budgetary resources for the School of Accounting and Finance’s (SAF) Finance Lab in order to promote and support research, training experiential learning and the transfer of knowledge and practical skills for students in finance and in fields related to capital markets.


    This position is contingent on funding. 


    Oversight of lab operations and support personnel.

    • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise student lab assistants
    • Provide technical management and oversee day-to-day operation of the finance lab facilities
    • Work with an established budget to repair, replace and upgrade lab equipment as required
    • Instruct faculty, staff and student in the proper use of finance lab computing equipment, databases and software
    • Compile statistics on utilization
    • Develop computer software as require for the effective operation of the finance lab
    • Liaison with project partner, sponsors, government and external agencies on behalf of the finance lab

    Provide curriculum development and delivery.

    • Consult with faculty members to build lesson plans that integrate pedagogical goals with lab resources
    • Develop training programs, seminars and documentation for operational procedures as require for finance software and databases operating in the lab
    • Deliver software tutorials, demonstrations and assist in class discussions in support of course syllabi and assist in conducting assessments of learning requiring the lab
    • Participate on relevant committees as a representative of the SAF Finance Laboratory

    Provide technical computing services and support to faculty and staff in the SAF.

    • Provide consulting and trouble-shooting assistance for all software and databases used in the SAF Finance Lab
    • Diagnose and solve operational problems with computer and network hardware, printing and commonly used software
    • Communicate with the manager and staff of the Arts Computing Office, computing support staff from the School of Accounting and Finance and other departments/faculties
    • Interact with vendors and other external organizations


    • An accredited university degree in finance or computer science, or equivalent. An ideal candidate will have knowledge in both finance and computer science
    • At least one year, preferably more, experience working in finance, capital markets or business
    • Experience planning, developing, coordinating and assessing programs and services
    • Experience developing and delivering training courses
    • Experience providing direction and leading students and/or staff
    • Proven ability to deal with faculty, staff and students with tact and diplomacy
    • Demonstrated leadership, team building and problem solving skills
    • Ability to develop collaborations and partnerships with faculty, students and external partners
    • Knowledge of and experience using finance and capital market software (e.g. Bloomberg, Capital IQ). Knowledge of the principles and practices of a finance lab operation. Software development experience. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel PowerPoint) and Programming Languages (R Studio, Python)
    • Work outside normal university business hours is occasionally required


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