What you'll do
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.
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)
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.
What’s in it for you
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 and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.