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Strategic Plan

Financial Affairs reviews and sets its objectives annually. Organized across four strategic pillars referred in practice as the CFO responsibility quadrants of strategist, stewardship, operator, and catalyst. Our mission is to support and serve the University and its communities with expertise and integrity. Our vision is to facilitate financial strategies and monitor overall financial health of the University. We support initiatives aligned to realizing McMaster’s mission, vision, and strategic plans with a focus on simplification, standardization, integration, communication, and education.

Objectives are set to support the University’s strategic plans, including the President and Vice-Presidents annual strategic goals.Priorities are formed based on input collected from the community drawing on interviews, focus group consultations, recommendations from reviews, customer effectiveness surveys, and employee engagement results.

Financial Affairs Responsibility Quadrants