With recent vacancies in the two finance director roles at UBC Okanagan, I am taking the opportunity to introduce a different structure for our finance team.
For the upcoming two to three years as the Integrated Renewal Program is rolled out on both UBC campuses, in addition to our existing finance manager team, the Okanagan campus will have a single director of finance position supported by two senior managers:
- Senior manager, financial operations
- Senior manager, financial strategies and budgets
I am pleased to announce that two of our current finance managers have been selected for these term roles. Fiona Stirling will be the senior manager of financial operations and Valerie Nichol will be senior manager for finance strategies and budgets.
The finance director position is still in the process of being filled and backfills will be necessary for Fiona and Valerie’s current positions as finance managers.
The transition to the new senior manager duties will be phased in over the upcoming months as this is an important time for all units preparing budgets for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Units currently served by Valerie and Fiona will continue to be supported through this phase-in period to maintain continuity.
Please join me in congratulating Fiona and Valerie.
Associate Vice-President, Finance and Operations