University of Waterloo

  • Manager, Revenue Accounting

    Requisition ID
    Job Category
    5290 - Finance
    Job Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Hiring Range
    $77,049 - $96,311
  • Overview

    The Manager, Revenue Accounting is accountable to the Controller for the coordination and direction of all activities related to the recording, receipt and control of the university’s non-tuition revenue in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, established guidelines, university policy and sound business practices. The role is responsible for the day-to-day operations ensuring that the revenue team provides efficient, accurate and timely support to client groups.


    Oversee accounts receivable and non-tuition revenue operations

    • Manage processes to ensure the efficient, accurate and timely recording and reporting of non-tuition revenue
    • Ensure that all cash and cheques received in Finance are deposited to the university’s bank accounts in a timely manner
    • Implement and maintain adequate and effective internal controls related to revenue and cash handling activities and ensure that best practices are in place
    • Ensure that excise taxes are being charged appropriately and accurately
    • Demonstrate professional judgment in situations where clear direction is not available and/or interpretation of policies and procedures is required
    • Manage and administer the e-commerce program for the university
    • Manage the department’s e-commerce website together with other key personnel in Finance
    • Assist in conducting risk assessments and developing the Finance audit program related to revenue

    Provide strategic direction and planning for financial matters related to processing non-tuition revenue for the university

    • Develop policies and procedures related to revenue-generating activity
    • Keep current in advances in the industry and investigate technological solutions to recommend and implement process improvements to ensure efficient operations
    • Approve new revenue activity to ensure that it is consistent with the institution’s strategic plans and advise on the best method to process and record the revenue
    • Collaborate with business units across campus to assist in establishing appropriate policies and procedures related to revenue-generating activity
    • Work with the Controller to establish long and short-term priorities for revenue activity in the financial operations group

    Provide leadership and direction to staff

    • Oversee the day-to-day activity and assignments of staff involved in the revenue cycle within the Finance department
    • Manage the hiring, developing and performance of staff and provide strategic direction to the revenue team
    • Promote opportunities for training and professional development, including cross-training, through goal-setting and support
    • Hold employees accountable for performance through informal methods, such as regular feedback and coaching, as well as the formal performance appraisal process
    • Ensure appropriate staffing levels, including back-up and cross-training support to balance workloads and meet the expectations required for smooth and efficient daily operations of the revenue team


    • Participate as the functional expert representative in system upgrade and testing project teams
    • Participate in other department projects as required
    • Act as a member of the management team responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of the financial operations group within Finance


    • University undergraduate degree or equivalent education and experience
    • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
    • Minimum 3 years experience in an accounting/finance-related environment
    • Experience in an enterprise-wide computerized accounting environment is preferred
    • Minimum 3 years experience managing or coaching staff
    • Experience in a not-for-profit environment is preferred
    • Strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills
    • Conceptual thinker with strategic planning skills and initiative
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Works independently with a strong work ethic
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and their application to not-for profit organizations
    • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills
    • Strong computer skills including advanced MS Excel


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