Financial Operations Opens Satellite Location in Wesbrook Village

Friday, June 14, 2019

After months of hard work and planning undertaken by the Financial Operations administrative team and UBC's Project Services unit, a new satellite office has been opened in Wesbrook Village for the growing Accounts Payable group.

The new space is needed as a result of significant growth within Financial Operations, brought about by the Procurement Modernization initiative and the successful development of a new Service Delivery Model for UBC. Over the last 12 months FinOps has welcomed some financial staff from faculties and administrative units across the university onto the central team, in addition to adding specialist buyer and procurement partner positions.

Significant growth within the Accounts Payable team specifically has lead the the need for a second location. The new office space, at 5958 Webber Lane, will be the home base of more than 40 staff starting June 17th.

“We're really excited to have this dedicated office for the Accounts Payable team," said Manager of Accounts Payable Thomas Straley. "The location and all that it offers is fantastic, but on top of that this is a great space that our team can really make their own - where we can connect with each other and continue to do great work for the university."

The open-plan office comes with a fully equipped kitchen, two meeting rooms, break-out space, and a relaxing entrance lounge. "At the immediate entrance of the space is a forest-themed lounge that is designed to serve as a bridge from the outside world into the professional space," said Ingeborg Brown, the Manager of Adminsitration for Financial Operations who led the project. "The architect and the project team did a fantastic job of delivering on that concept - it's a beautiful office."

Financial Operations would like to thank Ingeborg and UBC's Project Services team for their hard work in bringing the new office to life.

Please note that all visitors and mail should continue to go to the main Financial Operations office at 6190 Agronomy Road. The movement of staff to the new location will not cause any interruption in service to the UBC community.

To see photos from the opening celebration of the Wesbrook office, visit the VPFO Flickr page.

The new Financial Operations satellite office is located at 5958 Webber Lane in Wesbrook Village.