Ray McNichol

Portfolio Finance Director, VP Finance & Operations/VP Human Resources

Ray McNicholAs the portfolio finance director, Ray McNichol works closely with the leaders of Building Operations to ensure the department maintains sound fiscal management while embracing opportunities.

During his 13 years at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Ray has held leadership roles in financial reporting and the financial services portfolio—which includes functions such as payroll, accounts payable, banking, and research and trust accounting. With a reputation for keeping an open mind to new opportunities and ways of doing things, Ray also currently leads the Finance Support Program—a special cross-functional project to assist finance units with their structure, development and training. In addition to his work with Building Operations, Ray also serves as financial portfolio lead for Vice President of Human Resources.

Ray holds a B. Admin from the University of Regina, which provided the basis for his successful completion of the challenging Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations—which are both now represented in Canada by the unified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

Calling Vancouver home, Ray has served his community by volunteering as treasurer for a number of not-for-profit groups.