Director - Financial Services

  • 5-10 Year
  • Ottawa
  •   Posted On: May 7, 2018
  •   Skills:  Accounting, Financial Management, Financial services, Organisational, Project Management

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities


Operations Planning:

Oversee the preparation of the Operating Budget, and the capital budget planning processes

Monitor budget and operating variances and facilitate recommendations for recovery with other Directors/Managers

Assist the Vice President Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer in securing long-term financing and investing for capital needs

Develop, facilitate, coordinate, and implement departmental and corporate strategic initiatives for Finance, including effective & efficient policies and procedures for the hospitals procurement services

Communicate with management and staff, in and outside the Department, in order to assist in the ongoing planning, development, and evaluation of Corporate projects and initiatives

Operations Management:

Provide leadership, support, and vision to initiatives pertaining to the portfolio departments 

Oversee the implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of the accounting/financial systems, reports, and database contents and relationships to ensure adequate and accurate financial data for decision making

Direct all activities pertaining to monthly, quarterly, and year end reporting, including journal entries, statistical reports, variance analysis, and financial statements to ensure that all reporting requirements are met

Oversee ongoing corporate financial benchmarking activities

Oversee the Hospital’s funding, including developing expert level knowledge of Health System Funding Reform (HSFR)

Consult with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Financial Consultants on financial operational matters such as cash flow, budgets, financial and statistical projections. Assist and support the Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer in negotiations with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the LHIN on operating and capital funding

Prepare multi-year forecast of hospital operations and capital, when required, for the purpose of assessing the impact of a change in operations or funding

Ensure the successful completion of an annual financial statement audit as well as other audits that may be required from time to time

Ensure that the planning for capital equipment is robust by coordinating a five-year plan for medical, non-medical, IT, and facilities planning / renovations

Represent the Hospital’s interests in ownership of Hospital shared service organizations

Human Resources Management:

Coach direct reports in establishing workload distribution and project prioritization based on appropriate measurement statistics, ensuring optimal use of Hospital resources 

Ensure the application and adherence to legislative requirements and hospital polices

Coach Managers in the development and achievement of their Accountability Agreements, and ongoing customer service improvements

Lead department staff in continuous quality improvement initiatives, workplace culture improvements, and employee satisfaction improvements

Provide directions, guidance, education and a safe working environment to managers and staff, as well as involving them in the development of Department policies, procedures, goals and objectives in support of strategic outcomes.

Special Projects:

Responsible for analyzing, reporting and preparing cost benefit analysis on major projects 

Understand and develop a strategy with respect to case costing


A four year undergraduate university degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or equivalent

Ten (10) years financial management experience

Professional accounting designation CPA (CA, CMA, or CGA)

Extensive experience in project management would be a valuable asset.

Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.

Excellent customer service


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