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Mission Statement

To facilitate and enhance innovative and effective business decisions and the attainment, utilization, and allocation of financial resources for academic, administrative, and research units by providing relevant and responsive financial and administrative services. Through our management practices we strive to create a working environment that enables us to use our skills and talents to best serve our customers.

The mission shall be accomplished within the standards of good business practices and compliance with policies and rules governing the University, and through a partnership between the academic and administrative personnel and the staff of Financial Services.

Vision and Objectives

As a valued member of the University community, our vision is to work to advance the University's commitment to excellence in the scholarly activities of teaching, discovering, preserving, and applying knowledge. We will strive to:

  • improve the management of the Finance Department in order to achieve our mission
  • review and improve standard processes for core financial business processes, planning, and project management to ensure consistent, reliable, accurate and available services
  • foster a service culture which will result in consistency of service to our community
  • foster and develop an environment within the Finance Department , that promotes an integrated approach to management which is collegial , creative and collaborative

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Training Opportunities

The Finance Department offers eReports, Concur Expense, budgeting and financial forecasting training sessions periodically throughout the year. To find out more, or to register to a specific course, visit the York Employee Learning Calendar.

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  Effective December 15, 2020 the internal foreign exchange rates applied for USD transaction processing to the University's General Ledger are:
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1.31 CAD per USD
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Arrow bullet Accounts Receivable:
1.25 CAD per USD
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