Financial Analyst

locationVancouver - British Columbia (BC),

atProvidence Health Care

Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Accounting Services (or designate), the Financial Analyst is responsible for coordinating the financial reporting functions for Providence Health Care (PHC). This includes reviewing and coordinating the reporting of financial information, analyzing financial information for management and government report users and costing financial alternatives. In collaboration with the Manager, Accounting Services (or designate), assists with the management of the general ledger system. Provides work direction to designated staff as required.


Comprehensive knowledge of CICA handbook, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and MIS Guidelines.

Comprehensive process management and analytical skills.

Working knowledge of computerized financial systems and procedures.

Working knowledge of software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Access), and PeopleSoft.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with others at all levels of the organization.

Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Demonstrated collaborative problem solving and creative solution abilities.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance and a Professional Accounting Designation such as CPA (CA, CGA, or CMA) or equivalent, plus four (4) years’ recent related experience in a large, multidisciplinary environment involved with complex computerized systems. Physician compensation experience is an asset.


Coordinates the financial and statistical reporting for

PHC, preparing various financial, statistical and government reports on a period or as required basis.

Coordinates the transfer of financial and statistical data files, both manual and from feeder systems, to the General Ledger, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the data.

Performs period end analysis and review of financial information such as revenue and expense analysis, monitoring deadlines, prioritizing tasks and diagnosing problems.

Coordinates the period end process with general accounting staff and finance staff to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness in the timely and accurate recording of financial and statistical data.

Manages data integrity by analyzing complex financial data and other data, identifying errors and taking corrective action(s). Ensures that proper audit trails are maintained at all times for files and data.

Performs system maintenance of the PeopleSoft Financial System by updating account and roll-up trees as required.

Performs and reviews complex account reconciliations on a period basis, identifying and accounting for discrepancies and taking corrective actions.

Reviews period end processes and other internal accounting procedures, making recommendations to improve and streamline procedures and processes as required.

Prepares the year-end audit working papers and drafts audited financial statements with complete schedules and notes.

Provides work direction to designated staff and coordinates their work activities, as required.

Assists financial report users by responding to inquiries and providing user training as needed.

Participates in various working group meetings for the purpose of developing goals, policies, controls, procedures and problem solving.

Performs other related duties as required.

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