Job type: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $61,718–$88,720 a year

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Corporate Accountant, Finance

BC Clinical & Support Services
Vancouver, BC

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of PHSA safety, including both patient and employee safety, is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA’s Agencies/Divisions/Services, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. The Corporate Accountant is responsible for providing financial administration, systems and subject matter expertise support to staff at all levels of the organization, including, senior executives, finance directors, finance and operational managers, program managers and Investigators in the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), its’ Agencies, Divisions, Services and associated Foundations. External communication includes contact with other health authorities, foundations, government ministries and agencies and external auditors to gather and exchange information. Decisions are made on the outcome of their work therefore completeness, accuracy and attention to detail is critical to ensure the efficient and timely flow of financial information to financial reports. The Corporate Accountant carries out this role demonstrating the organization’s core values of patients first, best value, results matter, improvements through knowledge, and open to possibilities.

What you’ll do
  • Analyzes, interprets, problem solves and exercises independent and professional judgment in the completion of their responsibilities, including identifying; investigating and resolving any issues that arise. Provides expert subject matter advice and guidance to staff at all levels of the organization on financial processes, policies and procedures that support the operations of PHSA. Applies innovative and original thinking in areas where guidelines do not exist or are unclear and where required consults with their supervisor for confirmation or direction. Errors in judgment, decision-making and accuracy of reporting as well as delays in timeliness could have serious financial consequences for the organization.
  • Prepares reconciliations and reports to internal as well as external parties such as the Office of the Comptroller General, other regulatory agencies and external auditors including documenting evidence to support all reconciliations/reports as well as reconciling and analyzing revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities to explain variances year over year.
  • Independently identifies new initiatives, partnership opportunities and new developments in area of responsibility through literature review, contact with peers at other organizations, industry advisor groups, professional associations and attendance at seminars, workshops and education programs. Makes recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the area to supervisor for evaluation and approval.
  • Leads or participates in approved initiatives or other corporate initiated projects, including: defining project scope, developing project plans, supporting the work of project team members, overseeing project implementation, resolving issues arising from implementation, reporting and evaluating results. Maintains communication with concerned parties through to resolution. Coordinates the implementation of outcomes.

What you bring
  • A professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA or CPA equivalent), with a minimum of three (3) years recent related experience post-qualification in a sophisticated, computerized environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of sophisticated on-line computer applications and personal-computer-based systems including spreadsheets, word processing and database management. Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels. Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize workload; meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision. Superior demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to provide subject matter expertise and to facilitate and influence others to achieve resolution. Demonstrated ability to take the initiative and work independently and as part of a team.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type:Temporary, Full-time
Temporary Duration: Until Return of Incumbent
Salary Range:$61,718 - $88,720 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
Location:1333 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G9
Closing date:Applications Accepted until Position is Filled
Hours of Work:830-1630 (Monday to Friday)
Requisition #143410E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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Deadline: 19-03-2024

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