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Corporate Manager, Financial Policies and Special Projects

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The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Corporate Manager, Financial Policies and Special Projects

Req# 68251

Vancouver, BC

The Corporate Manager, Financial Policies and Special Projects is responsible for leading the development, implementation and evaluation of the strategic plan, standards and policies within the Finance Department for the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and its’ Agencies. This position supports corporate initiated projects in Finance, manages audits, implements new accounting standards, develops policies and procedures and represents the Finance Corporate Directors on committees and other work groups.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinates, on behalf of the Finance Directors, the development, evaluation and communication of the mission and strategic plan for the Finance division ensuring alignment with the overall mission and strategic plans of the PHSA. Reviews goals and objectives of individual Finance departments to ensure appropriate alignment with overall Finance division strategic plan. Reports to, or on behalf of the Finance Corporate Directors regarding Finance division performance against established measurement parameters.
  • Leads or participates in corporate initiatives and projects related to financial operations by defining project scope, developing project plans, supporting the work of project team members, overseeing project implementation and evaluating results.
  • Manages the design, development, implementation and communication of new or revised accounting policies and procedures.
  • Identifies new initiatives, partnership opportunities and new developments, policies, procedures and internal controls in area of responsibility through analysis, literature review, contact with peers at other organizations, industry advisor groups, professional associations and attendance at seminars, workshops and education programs. Where required, makes recommendations to supervisor for evaluation and/or approval. Leads or participates in resulting initiatives or other corporate initiated projects for area of responsibility, including: defining project scope, developing project plans, supporting the work of project team members, overseeing project implementation, reporting and evaluating results.


Professional accounting designation (CA, CGA or CMA), with a minimum of ten (10) years recent related experience within a large public accounting firm in a position with increasing responsibility.

In-depth knowledge of Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. Collaborative leadership skills in working with others to identify issues, design solutions, follow up with action, and evaluate results. Superior communication and presentation skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and present information in concise meaningful ways. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong computer and financial application skills including demonstrated ability to productively use spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and database applications.

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The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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