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Baljindar Grewal is the Finance Team Lead of Information Services and Technology’s Finance and Administration division. “Team” is the part of his title that he emphasizes for he “loves” working in a team environment and “believes in complete openness and [work] not being about individuals.”
Baljindar has worked at the University of Alberta for 6 years. Prior to coming to Information Services and Technology (IST) this past September, Baljindar was Financial Supervisor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Indeed, he feels that one of the many benefits of working at IST is how close he is to his “old” department, which makes visiting his former colleagues just a hop, skip and building away.
Baljindar received his Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance, at the University of Alberta as well. After graduation, he worked in banking but did not particularly enjoy the sales aspect of that industry. Accordingly, he took more courses, received his CMA, and “switched his career path from financing to accounting.” In addition to his accounting responsibilities at IST, Baljindar is enjoying the management side of his work. He is also particularly impressed by how IST “is going through major change and looking at changing the way things [had been] done” to improve overall performance and service delivery.