Business and Financial Analyst
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of PHSA safety, including both patient and employee safety, is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA’s Agencies/Divisions/Services, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
The Business and Financial Auditor, reporting to the Manager, Financial Services, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), is responsible for performing on-site financial operational and control reviews plus special assignments, throughout BCEHS and PHSA. The results of these reviews are reported to BCEHS and PHSA Management and Executives to mitigate any risks and to ensure higher quality patient care. The Auditor makes recommendations for improvements to program efficiency, effectiveness, economy, probity, legality and prudence.
What you’ll do
- Independently prepares detailed audit plans, with input from BCEHS program areas, by identifying the areas of greatest risk or significance in operations. This collaboration enables the Auditor to then define the scope of the assignments and develop a comprehensive audit framework for the efficient and effective management of those assignments. Develops an appropriate approach for examining those areas selected for review and ensures internal audit standards and practices are met.
- Conducts station audits, in a highly professional manner, to provide BCEHS and PHSA with assurance that the required high level of internal controls and financial management are being met. Liaises with BCEHS Supervisors and Managers as part of station and other program audits to advise on improvements and/or make recommendations relating to compliance with policy, procedures and internal controls.
- Conducts other analyses and/or other special investigations, either individually or as part of a team, in a highly professional manner, consistent with sound internal audit policies and procedures.
- Obtains and documents sufficient appropriate evidence to support findings, conclusions and recommendations resulting from the assignment. Exercises sound judgement to ensure professional standards are satisfied.
- Provide coaching and training to Unit Chiefs on Accounts Payable, Procurement Policies, BCEHS Payroll and Operational policies and procedures and Records Management procedures.
- Prioritizes multiple tasks and assignments in order to meet deadlines and makes operational decisions on assignments. Provides lead direction to other staff and contractors to ensure both the success and professional standards of an assignment are met. Determines when to refer complex or sensitive matters to Risk Management and or PHSA Internal Audit.
- Identifies and reports in a clear, logical and concise way, all matters of significance and concerns identified during an assignment. Develops practical, appropriate solutions and recommendations to address those areas of significance.
- Ensures that recommendations made to BCEHS and PHSA Executives consider and identify budget and other resource allocations.
- Supports Leaders and Managers by communicating and working with external stakeholders to make improvements in the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the programs for which they are responsible.
- Evaluates existing controls and identifies the need for additional controls to mitigate financial risk and loss. Provides reports to BCEHS/PHSA Management and Executives to assist them on decisions for improving controls throughout the organization.
- Establishes and maintains good working relationships with management and staff.
- Manages sensitive issues such as allegations of fraud as directed by BCEHS executive and/or PHSA internal audit.
- Remains current with changes in the audit profession, including new approaches to evaluate and report on economy, efficiency and effectiveness, as well as information technology developments.
What you bring
- A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, an accounting/audit/risk related designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA, CIA) and a minimum of five (5) years related experience. Demonstrated knowledge of accounting standards including Public Sector Accounting Standards, internal controls and financial reporting. In depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Experience in conducting financial audits and or other audits in a unionized environment would be an asset. Superior communication skills, including excellent report writing and presentation skills. Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills, and creativity in developing solutions, audit approaches and recommendations. Proficiency in software applications, such as Microsoft Office and PeopleSoft. Travel across the province is required as well a valid driver’s license.
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.
- 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).
- 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: Regular, Full-time
Salary Range: $72,445 - $104,139 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
Location: 2261 Keating Cross Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 2A5
Closing date: Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work: 08:00-16:00 (Monday to Friday)
Requisition # 145190E
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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
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.