Assistant Manager, Procurement & Payment Services - Financial Services *Amended Closing Date*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Date of Posting: 
August 16, 2016
Financial Services
Assistant Manager, Procurement & Payment Services
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with qualifications

September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and department requirements)

The Financial Services Office is seeking applications for an Assistant Manager of Procurement and Payment Services. Reporting to the Manager of Financial Services, the Assistant Manager, Procurement and Payment Services will be responsible for oversight of the daily operations of Shipping and Receiving, Mailroom and the Procurement and Accounts Payables functions of the University.     


• Oversee and support the daily procurement and payment process that are key to the University’s operations
• Facilitate and execute process changes related to a new campus business system
• Key individual responsible for acquisition of and payment for goods & services for the Campus community
• Oversight of compliance with the Procurement and other related policies
• Facilitate tendering processes
• Responsible for compliance with regulatory requirements including customs and CRA rules and regulations
• Ensure accurate and timely payment of university suppliers
• Provide oversight of internal controls and standard accounting practices
• Supervise several staff


• Undergraduate degree - preferably with a Business and/or Accounting focus
• Minimum of 2 years of supervisory and accounting experience, preferably in a university or similar setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Detailed knowledge of and experience in working with computerized accounting systems, spreadsheets and database software
• Understanding of change management processes
• Strong analytical and decision making skills
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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