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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: Patients first • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose

The Provincial Health Services Authority’s internal Temporary Staffing Solutions (PHSA TSS) provides opportunities for people to jumpstart their career within PHSA and Heath Care. We are currently looking for talented Financial Business Analysts to join our team! PHSA TSS is a collective talent pool of service minded professionals who are available to start work immediately. We have exciting new projects coming up and are currently recruiting for multiple positions.

PHSA Corporate

Temporary Staffing Solutions

Financial Business Analyst
Reference 
#TSS0711
Casual (Full-Time hours) 
Start Date: 
Immediately
Vancouver, BC

Reporting to the Manager, Financial and Business Support, Analyst is responsible and accountable for establishing, coordinating and maintaining the processing and review systems for vendor payables The Analyst acts as an advisor to management and prepares analysis and reports on each service’s financial results, particularly with respect to activity levels, unit costs, total costs and trending and recommendations by vendor and site. In addition, the Analyst is responsible for applying process improvement methodologies to continuously upgrade efficiencies in payable processing and related systems. He/she may lead other small systems projects and ad-hoc reporting, as assigned. Key partnerships are with all members of the PHSA Finance Team. The Analyst coordinates with Vendor Management as well as the Finance teams across the health authorities to ensure that cash flows and obligations are booked, monitored and analyzed, allowing an accurate assessment of each service’s financial performance.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Monitors, analyzes and assesses the vendor activity levels and costs for all vendor services in the Lower Mainland health authorities.
  • Develops databases for the health authorities to facilitate ongoing monitoring, coordination and collection of utilization and cost information and prepares reports for review by the Manager and Corporate Director.
  • Provides information and analysis on utilization and cost to assist in financial and KPI tracking and problem solving, forecasting, business case preparation, RFP development and evaluation and strategic procurement planning.
  • Develops ongoing standard analysis processes; compares vendor operations and activity levels against budget, contract expectations and vendor benchmarks. Analyzes other special issues that skew results for specific sites and/or vendors.
  • Identifies and reviews problem areas with Contract Managers and reports areas of concern to the other members of the Finance Team.
  • Utilizes process improvement methodologies to investigate, identify, recommend and implement incremental process changes to improve work efficiency and accuracy in payment processing and other financial systems and databases.
  • Processes invoices in a complex multi-service/Health Organization environment, checking coding to ensure that invoices are charged and paid from the correct cost center.
  • Matches invoice amounts and service volumes against contract and other supporting documents, verifying accuracy and ensuring due dates are met.
  • Reconciles vendor statements and ensures that all invoices contain complete and accurate volume, price, cost, order and tax information and authorization for payment.
  • Responds to ad hoc requests for information and analysis by researching and gathering information required, interpreting database entries, preparing spreadsheets, tables, charts, graphs and reports as required for management presentations.
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with health and safety requirements. Immediately reports unsafe situations by notifying supervisor or other appropriate personnel.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Business Administration with Finance specialization or related field and preferably working towards a professional accounting designation (C.A., C.G.A. or C.M.A.) with three (3) years’ recent, related financial and systems analysis experience in a large, complex, unionized environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Demonstrated financial planning, monitoring, analysis and reporting expertise.
  • Skilled in process analysis, design, review, re-engineering and management.
  • Comprehensive technical expertise, analytical skills and business acumen.
  • Advanced technical computer skills in spreadsheet and database usage.
  • Broad knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, and financial analysis techniques.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities to provide lateral and strategic direction to clients.
  • Results oriented within a high-pressure working environment with numerous critical timelines.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and ability to understand and clearly relate to others, at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca

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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