Interior Health is hiring a permanent full-time Senior Accountant. This position is flexible within the Interior Health Region.
What we offer:
• An attractive remuneration package
• Excellent career prospects
• Employer paid training/education
• Employer paid vacation
• Medical Service Plan
• Employer paid insurance premiums
• Extended Health & Dental coverage
• May be eligible to contribute to MPP
• Work-life balance
How will you create an impact:
The Senior Accountant is responsible for providing leadership to a team of professionals within the Accounting Department, as well as managing the Accounting Assistant positions. The Senior Accountant oversees and reviews the completion of working papers, leadsheets and financial statements, oversees financial transactions and coordinates activities of staff engaged in these functions to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness. The Senior Accountant makes decisions on financial issues as they relate to the policies and operating procedures of Interior Health (IH), including: assessing internal control systems; making recommendations for improvements to ensure compliance of financial processes with Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS), the CICA Handbook, MIS guidelines; implementing changes.
In alignment with IH’s Occupational Health & Safety Program, employees shall adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures at all times and attend all required training. Employees are responsible to report any identified hazards, unsafe conditions or incidents to the manager or supervisor immediately.
What will you work on:
• Oversees and reviews the completion of working papers, leadsheets and financial statements, including coordination of the financial/management reporting functions (internally and externally).
• Ensures all financial transactions have been reflected appropriately and completely in the financial statements and coordinates activities of staff engaged in these functions to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness.
• Assesses the organization’s internal control systems; makes recommendations for improvements to ensure compliance of financial processes with Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS), the CICA Handbook, MIS guidelines; implements changes as required.
• Represents Interior Health on Provincial Committees such as the MIS Task Group and takes a leadership role in working with Finance and Statistics leads from other Health Authorities and the Ministry of Health.
• Coordinates the monthly HAMIS (Health Authority Management Information Systems) and Post Audit and CIHI reporting. Facilitates data quality reviews and alignment of reporting of the Financial and Statistical information on a functional centre basis.
• Coordinates with Business Support and other teams to ensure data quality standards are met on a regular basis and follows up as necessary.
• Coordinates and facilitates changes to the MIS Chart of Accounts and changes to the General Ledger annually.
• Assists in coordinating the interim and year-end audits and works with auditors towards the completion of the audited financial statements.
• Provides guidance and expertise on financial initiatives and the delivery of projects and achievement of the goals and objectives as they relate to the strategic direction of Interior Health.
Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!
Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).
Education, Training and Experience
• A recognized professional accounting designation (CPA) and Bachelor’s degree.
• Minimum of five to seven years of recent, related experience in a large-scale processing environment.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to manage, plan, problem-solve, organize, implement and monitor.
• Ability to organize and complete work assignments within deadlines.
• Proven analytical and problem-solving skills in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to make presentations to groups.
• Ability to work independently.
• Sound understanding of financial management and reporting.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure in a highly dynamic environment subject to continuous change.
• Proficiency in the use of personal computers and computerized financial systems.
• Excellent knowledge of complex computerized systems and National MIS Standards.
• Excellent knowledge of current healthcare issues.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Salary range for the position is $86,398 to $124,197 and starting salary will be based on education, training and experience
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.