Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of 117 operated senior care and living centres, as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 22,000 individuals is dedicated to helping people live better through a commitment to quality service and a passion for what we do.
Extendicare is undertaking a comprehensive transformation of its back office functions enabled by HR & Finance cloud ERP implementation. We are seeking an experienced Finance Process Lead to support this initiative across the organization. In this role, you will be working with the Finance functional team on a day-to-day basis to deliver the Finance solution. In doing so, you will work with the Finance team and business stakeholders, including our Homes and Facilities, to understand business requirements and ensure they are reflected in the system design specifications and the final Finance solution, to identify areas for improvement, control gaps and implement lean solutions address issues identify.
This role will report to the VP Finance.
Having a holistic view of the full Finance solution across all in-scope functional domains (e.g. core Workforce Finance, G/L, COA, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, etc.) and how it addresses Extendicare’s most critical finance priorities
Working with the finance implementation team through all stages of the finance implementation, supporting them in aligning on optimum design decisions, recommending best practices based on experience and lessons learned, and mitigating implementation risks
Acting as the business transformation and technology implementation advisor to the Extendicare implementation team
Having a comprehensive understanding of Extendicare’s core businesses, unique complexities and business imperatives, and the implications of some of the finance system, process and service delivery design decisions on the business
Partnering closely with the System Integrator (SI) and finance provider to develop in-depth understanding of the product & releases, and how it addresses Extendicare’s business requirements
Understanding and adhering to the implementation plan, particularly key milestones, timelines, resource onboarding/ offboarding plan, interdependencies & implementation complexities
Providing expertise in requirements elicitation/gathering/validation, requirement integrity assessment, process mapping, and technical documentation
Meeting with the Extendicare’s business community regularly to understand their emerging needs from the system and to build consensus around business processes and design
Championing standardization of processes and practices, and adoption of finance leading practices, while identifying where unique business imperatives require workarounds
Providing technical aptitude and capability in drafting/ reviewing design specifications and system configuration as required
Overseeing finance data conversion activities, including data clean-up, transformation, etc., in support of the finance implementation
Continuously working with the extended business community to provide guidance or suggestions on Workday capabilities, as well as the necessary supports to enable proper adoption of the finance solution
Assess the effectiveness of internal controls in business processes, systems, and financial reporting in accordance with internal auditing and government-mandated standards.
Identify ineffective processes and proactively develop plans with business partners to address issues in established procedures
Effectively coach teams to assist leaders in identifying, developing, implementing and monitoring best practices across various functions
Promote the practice of lean methodology to measure the strength of end to end processes
Breaking down and applying current trends in technology and Financial systems and relating them to current and future business challenges
Experience in finance transformation enabled by a Tier 1 ERP (preferably Workday), complemented by functional and technical knowledge of what such implementation entails - Minimum 5 years of finance systems administration and implementation experience preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience is ideal
Progressive knowledge of finance business processes, trends, and market practices
Foundational knowledge of ERPs and Finance data and interdependencies
Ability to drive consensus around strategic & operational design decisions
Demonstrated strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize data to make recommendations
Functional and technical Finance system knowledge (preferably Workday) with the ability to conduct system configuration and testing
Project management and/ or functional lead experience
Proficient in data manipulation (Excel, SQL)
Excellent problem identification, analysis and solving skills; an innate ability to utilize all resources disposal to find a creative solution to a problem, whether business/functional or technical in nature
In Ontario, Extendicare, ParaMed Home Health Care and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodation needs must be provided in advance. To discuss your needs, please contact the individual noted in the posting.