Vice-President, Administration and Finance
The Vice-President Administration and Finance (VPAF) leads a varied portfolio that includes financial, procurement, payroll, employee relations, health and safety, information systems and technology, facility services, campus planning, business operations and ancillary services. The VPAF is responsible within the portfolio areas, through department leaders and the staff of the office of the VPAF for: the overall quality of services; meeting University policies; compliance with federal and provincial statutes and regulations and reporting requirements; deploying resources; and planning improvements that enhance the University’s ability to achieve its Vision though it’s Integrated Plans. The VPAF ensures the President is fully informed and involved appropriately in matters that span his/her portfolio. The Vice-President, as directed by the President, provides advice and assistance to the governing bodies of VIU and VIU related entities.
Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President Administration & Finance (VPAF) is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the University. The CFO plays a key financial stewardship role for the University and as VPAF is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction and overall management to his/her portfolio to support the achievement of the designated goals and priorities of the University’s Integrated Plans.
The Administration and Finance Division Vision is to be recognized, respected and valued for excellence in strategic, proactive and innovative stewardship of the University’s resources.
The Division’s Mission is one of engaging the University and contributing together to provide exemplary service both strategically and operationally in the delivery of relevant and reliable 1) human resource management, 2) financial resource management, 3) risk management, 4) business operations, 5) information systems and technology services, and, 6) infrastructure resource management; to optimize VIU’s ability to achieve its’ mandate, vision, and goals.
The Division’s Plan is a guide for the team in the delivery of services to clients within the framework of the division’s identified guiding principles, values, and mission and vision statements. This plan includes applicable departmental plans that address and support for the successful implementation of the Academic Plan. The plan was developed fall 2011 within the current VIU Integrated Planning framework and like all components of the University’s integrated plans, needs to respond to inevitable changing circumstances so must be considered a living document. To view a presentation of the full Administration and Finance Divisional Plan please click here.
A summary of the progress of the Administration and Finance Divisional Plan to November 15, 2012 can be viewed by clicking here.