Health Sciences North (HSN) is a regional resource and referral centre for over 600,000 residents across northeastern Ontario. It features state-of-the-
art technology with over 3,900 employees, 800 volunteers and a medical, dental and midwifery complement of 260. HSN has become a Research and
Academic Health Science Centre affiliated with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada.
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Accountant, Financial Planning and Program Support
Posting #: 19-0709
Permanent Full-Time position
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
A dynamic and growing health care environment awaits you in Sudbury Ontario: Canada’s
happiest city! Surrounded by provincial parks and over 200 lakes, Greater Sudbury has over
160,000 residents and is a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments. Just
a one hour flight or four-hour drive from Toronto; here, you will experience the balance of a
stimulating career and a comfortable lifestyle, right in the heart of Northern Ontario’s largest city.
The Financial Planning and Program Support department at Health Sciences North (HSN) is
seeking an innovative, financial expert, with relevant experience working in a healthcare
environment. The successful incumbent will provide financial expertise and guidance for
budgeting and forecasting to a diverse portfolio of programs across HSN. They will educate and
engage with all levels of management concerning matters of operation; participate in hands-on
problem solving activities and improvement work.
The successful candidate should have a minimum of a four (4) year Bachelor’s Degree in
Business Administration, from an accredited university. A Chartered Professional Accountant
(CPA) designation or an equivalent designation is required. Preference will be given to
candidates who have successfully completed Level I and Level II of the Ontario Healthcare
Reporting Standards Certification. In addition, we are looking for a minimum of five (5) years of
progressive experience in an accounting department.
The full job description can be viewed on the HSN Careers Website.
We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, a pension plan through HOOPP
and relocation allowance to assist with moving expenses.
Interested applicants are asked to apply directly to posting #19-0709 by June 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm on
the HSN Careers Website at hsnsudbury.ca/careers. External applicants can learn more about
Sudbury by viewing the Relocating to Sudbury link on our careers portal
Date Posted: June 12, 2019
Posting #: 19-0709
Status: Permanent Full-Time
Department: Financial Planning and Program Support
Site: Sudbury Outpatient Centre (SOC)
Provide financial expertise and guidance for budgeting and forecasting to a diverse portfolio of programs across HSN.
Educate and engage with all levels of management concerning matters of operation; participate in hands-on problem
solving activities and improvement work.
Under the general direction of the Manager, Financial Planning and Program Support.
1. Ensure HSN is in compliance with the Ontario Healthcare Reporting Standards and Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles (GAAP); encourage and influence organizational compliance to the Ontario Health
Care Reporting Standards (OHRS) and provide consultation and educational services to all levels of
management to ensure quality financial data is used to inform and support decision making, internally and
2. Monitor HSN’s financial status of programs; perform detailed analysis of the monthly financial results by
assigned program; include documenting the outcome and investigating areas of concern in order to explain
or ensure corrective action for all material variances as well as assist in forecasting year end results.
3. Investigate and/or respond to requests on issues that may have a financial impact on the organization and
provide analysis, alternatives and recommendations.
4. Maintain current knowledge of the Ontario Case Costing standards and health system funding
methodologies and make recommendations on improving data quality; work collaboratively with the patient
costing team, HSN programs and medical staff to ensure continued improvement of patient costing data that
is used to inform internal and external decision making.
5. Complete, analyze and ensure the accuracy of various key corporate financial reports within prescribed
timelines and according to the specific needs of various stakeholders and various other funding or governing
6. Act as a consultant in the development of business plans when new programs or services are being
planned; review, provide advice and make recommendations where appropriate.
7. Ensure HSN operates in compliance with accounting principles and internal financial policies.
8. Complete supplementary program specific audits that require the preparation of year-end reconciliations,
year-end financial and statistical reports.
9. Recommend and operationalise improvements to the budget process, communication, timelines, and budget
10. Provide technical and professional expertise to management during the budget process; including reviewing
related corporate budget strategies, analyzing budget submissions, and providing recommendations for
11. Assist all levels of management with various internal budget presentations; also prepare budget submissions
to external agencies.
12. Create and deliver education sessions and provide training to all levels of management and front line staff
on matters relating to financial statement analysis, budget preparation, forecasting, OHRS, Patient Costing,
13. Demonstrate the effective use of the financial system to managers.
14. Coach and mentor various levels of management and finance staff.
15. Perform and review reconciliations and analysis of balance sheet accounts.
16. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal
17. Participate in the accreditation process and work to ensure that the program and HSN achieve, maintain and
continually improve upon their accredited status.
18. Teach, coach and lead staff in the development and monitoring of quality indicators and improvement
19. Engage in and foster professional development of all staff and provide opportunities for learning within
20. Ensure a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors; investigate report, debrief and take or direct
corrective action as required on incidents.
21. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders/organizations/community groups to achieve program
objectives, integrate and link services and foster partnerships across the continuum of service delivery.
22. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety
legislation, standards and guidelines.
23. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required.
24. Perform other duties as required.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
1. Minimum of a four (4) year Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, from an accredited university.
2. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or an equivalent designation is required.
3. Successful completion of Level I and Level II Ontario Healthcare Reporting Standards Certification is
4. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.
1. Minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in accounting, preferably in a health care environment.
2. Training or recent experience with project management is preferred.
1. Demonstrated knowledge of hospital reporting, statistical data, workload measurement systems and key
2. Demonstrated excellent financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting skills.
3. Demonstrated excellent presentation skills.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of the Health System Funding Reform, Case Costing, Ontario Hospital Reporting
Standards, the Ontario Cost Distribution Methodology, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
5. Demonstrated superior technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to formulate
6. Demonstrated ability to manage routine correspondence, multiple tasks/projects, diversified workload rapidly
changing priorities and challenging deadlines.
7. Demonstrated ability to coach, advise, and teach others using the principles of adult learning.
8. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
9. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue
10. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation and principles of management, hospital committee
structure, conflict management and resolution, system needs analysis and organizational assessment.
11. Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with health care providers and employees.
12. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel,
Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
13. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
14. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.
1. Successful criminal reference check is required for vulnerable sector.
2. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
3. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
4. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
5. Demonstrated positive work record and excellent attendance record.
6. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
7. Ability to travel between local sites.
Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability,
experience and qualifications as identified in the resume and completed
Application Form submitted. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal
interview where required.
Bilingualism is an Asset
N.B. Applications for this position must be submitted to the Human Resources Department before 1600
hours on June 26, 2019