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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

News and Announcements


Finance is requesting that Budget Approvers review the revised budgets during the week of June 30, 2014 to July 4, 2014. Budget Approvers must approve all submissions for their Division by end of day on July 4, 2014.


The deadline for the completion of the 2014-15 budgets is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  The budget module used to prepare and load last year’s budget will be used again for the 2014-15 budget call.

York community members responsible for budgeting, who want to get a head start on the process, can start using the online spreadsheets now.  Actuals and commitments for 2013-14 are being updated nightly. 

Other resources available on the Finance website to assist with the budget call process include:

Training Opportunities

Financial Forecast Training - **NEW SESSIONS ADDED**A new financial forecast (data entry) submission process is now available to streamline your department forecast submissions. To register for training click here.

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  Effective on June 24, 2014, the internal foreign exchange rates for USD transaction processing to the University's General Ledger are:
Arrow bullet Accounts Payable:
1.12 CAD per USD
Applies to outgoing payments denominated in USD.
Arrow bullet Accounts Receivable:
1.06 CAD per USD
Applies to incoming receipts denominated in USD.
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