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Senior Financial Analyst

Posted 12 days ago

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Job Description

Join us and be an integral part of financial decision making by supporting various internal departments throughout the PHSA.

As a Senior Financial Analyst,

What you'll do
  • Operate at a strategic level monitoring, assessing, interpreting, highlighting and reporting on the fiscal performance of the PHSA with respect to resource utilization, expenditure patterns, statistical and critical indicator data, and the meeting of budgetary targets. Where appropriate, the Senior Analyst recommends corrective action to members of the executive team.
  • Work in a complex, multi-site organization which encompasses highly diverse operations. This role is customer focused and able to balance the needs of the PHSA and its' agencies which have diverse operations with varying levels of complexity and volume. The Senior Analyst requires a broad understanding of operational and financial issues faced by all corporate and programs. This wide scope provides the opportunity for identifying and implementing best practices across the organization.
  • Have a comprehensive multi-layered understanding of the financial and business planning processes and tools, have data management skills, and work independently. Timelines for the completion of financial reports are very tight and require strong organizational skills. Reports, analyses, advice and recommendations provided by this position are used by members of the executive team as well as funding programs and MOH.
  • Provide information in an environment where there is a high degree of risk associated with the information generated. Errors or miscommunication can compromise the long term financial viability and credibility of the organization.
  • Communicate with all members of the business planning team, Financial Services and corporate senior operational staff. In addition to gathering and exchanging information, communication usually involves negotiating and facilitating consensus on issues such as financial resources, program and service delivery changes, new and enhanced programs, physician services and funding, operational reviews, implementation of services and progress on cost savings/revenue generation initiatives.
  • External communication involves contact with representatives from external programs such as the MOH and other Health Authorities and usually involves gathering and exchanging information as well as negotiating and facilitating consensus on issues such as program transfers, development of inter-authority programs and services, service redesign and operations review.
  • Working with the Manager, Business Planning and programs Senior Financial Analysts, consolidates PHSA's interim and year end financial reports and forecasts including a written variance analysis as required for the Executive Committee. Assists the Manager, Business Planning Support with coordinating the business planning team and reviewing financial reports for
    consistent quality and content. In the event there are material changes in funding and/ or expenditures during the fiscal year, consolidates the reforecast PHSA annual budget.
  • Prepare confidential analytical reports and briefings as requested by PHSA senior management.
  • Working with the programs Managers, Business Planning and Senior Financial Analysts for PHSA's programs, prepares the consolidated PHSA Budget Management Plan. Assists the Director, Business Planning Support with completion of the annual Service Plan.
  • In collaboration with PHSA senior staff, identify opportunities for increased PHSA operational and financial resource utilization. Contribute financial expertise required for service delivery modeling, funding applications, operational reviews, and business process improvement reviews.
  • Identify and/ or develop "best practices" for reporting, systems design and development and issue resolution, communicating same to other members of the Finance Division team.
  • Undertake special projects, as required by the Manager, Business Planning and the Provincial Director, Business Planning to address PHSA and programs issues.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

What you bring
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a professional accounting designation (CA, CGA or CMA) or a Masters Degree in Business Administration or a related field of study plus a minimum of eight (8) years of recent senior experience preferably in a large complex multi-site organization.
  • Consideration will be given to recent related leadership and managerial experience, with an emphasis in business planning, financial planning, business process engineering and/or business case development.
  • Other key attributes include superior writing and presentation skills with experience in program and business case research and development.
  • Superior analytical skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and related data/information and present information in concise meaningful ways.
  • Strong computer and financial application skills including demonstrated ability to productively use spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and database applications.
  • Customer focused with ability to facilitate and encourage co-operation between diverse operational groups and skill sets.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to negotiate and persuade others.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task without direct supervision.

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.
  • 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 Casual
Wage: $37.00 - $43.00/hour. As a casual employee, total earnings includes an additional 13% in lieu of benefits and paid time off

Location: Burnaby, BC - Hybrid

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Requisition # TOD04042023

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.

This position is part of PHSA Talent on Demand - an in-house recruitment service providing talent to PHSA and other health authorities. We manage a robust talent pool of service-minded professionals who are available to start work immediately. Talent on Demand creates a gateway for those who wish to achieve their career goals. Successful candidates will gain significant health care experience and can transition into long-term, permanent roles within PHSA. For more information, visit

About PHSA

Canada's first provincial health services authority. Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC. PHSA's primary role is to ensure that BC residents have access to a coordinated network of high-quality specialized health care services. PHSA operates provincial programs including BC Children's Hospital, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, BC Emergency Health Services, BC Cancer, BC Centre for Disease Control and BC Transplant. It is also responsible for specialized provincial health services like chest surgery and trauma services, which are delivered in a number of locations in the regional health authorities.


Government Health Care

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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