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Senior Financial Analyst

Help our departments and their programs make the best strategic decisions, so we can provide British Columbians with the best health services possible.

As part of our Business Planning team, you will:

  • Provide financial leadership, strategic direction, assessment and reporting on the fiscal performance of PHSA programs and departments, including resource use, expenditure patterns, budgetary targets and KPI’s.
  • Prepare periodic and year-end financial reports and forecasts including a written variance analysis for operational management and Senior Leadership.
  • Develop and present key performance indicators and key business drivers impacting operations.
  • Work closely with operational management to develop operating budgets and monthly forecasts; ensuring accuracy, completeness and compliance.
  • Use financial acumen to support strategic decision-making by providing advice and recommendations based on sound financial analysis. Undertake special projects as needed to address program requirements.
  • Play a key role in ensuring the long term financial viability and credibility of the organization by ensuring the data used in analysis is accurate.
  • As part of the period close process, reviewing completeness and accuracy of information prior to the close of each period.
  • Provide operational budget support, promoting front line accountability.
  • Ability to identify risks, resolve issues and escalate as needed.
  • Identify opportunities to use operational and financial resources better, through the sharing of best practices across portfolios or via building financial models to analyze scenarios incorporating various funding or costing methodologies.

 You have:

  • Education, training and experience equivalent to a professional accounting designation (CPA) or a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration or a related field of study.
  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in financial analysis, variance reporting, forecasting and budgeting; managing a large number of cost centres or departments, preferably in a large, complex multi-site organization.
  • Superior writing and presentation skills, with experience in development and review of business cases.
  • Superior analytical skills including the ability to understand complex issues and present them in concise and meaningful ways.
  • Strong computer and financial application skills including demonstrated advanced Excel skills and the ability to productively use Word and PowerPoint.  Experience using Business Intelligence tools such as data warehouses.
  • Customer focus, with the ability to facilitate and encourage co-operation between diverse operational groups and skill sets.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to negotiate and persuade and tailor communications to your audience.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet tight deadlines, work under pressure and multi-task.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to work independently, without direct supervision.
  • Working knowledge of PSAB accounting standards.

Consideration will be given to recent related experience, with an emphasis in business planning, financial planning, business process engineering and/or business case development

 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 and development.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more

Job Type: Regular Full Time
Location: Vancouver, Burnaby ( Location will be determined based on portfolio that requires support)
Hours of Work: 8AM-4PM or 9AM- 5PM , Monday through Friday


What we do

Some of the programs that our team supports include BC CancerBC Centre for Disease ControlBC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for ChildrenBC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, BC Renal , BC Surgical Patient RegistryBC TransplantBC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, Cardiac Services BCHealth Emergency Management BC, Indigenous Health, Lower Mainland Pathology & Laboratory MedicineMobile Medical Unit, Perinatal Services BC and  Provincial Language Service


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.

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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.