Director of Financial Services/CFO

  • Wellington Health Care Alliance (Groves Memorial Community Hospital & North Wellington Health Care)
  • Sep 12, 2018
Full time Director

Job Description

The Wellington Health Care Alliance is currently accepting applications for a Director of Financial Services/CFO (Director of Finance/CFO).  This is a new role that combines the development of financial strategy and the tactical delivery of services through a hands on approach to the Financial Services team.  The Director of Finance/CFO works closely with a Vice President and the other senior leadership team to develop and implement strategy. 

Director of Finance/CFO is also responsible for ensuring workload prioritization, new process development and implementation for the department of Financial Services while ensuring adequate internal control systems and compliance with external guidelines (e.g. MIS/CICA); maintaining a current working knowledge of hospital funding models and making recommendations for improvement/efficiencies in alignment with the hospital’s overall organizational goals/objectives; and maintaining the financial business system data integrity.   The Director of Financial /CFO will have accountability for achieving the department’s goals while operating within the department’s approved annual expense budget.

We are:

  • three rural Hospitals + one integrated management team = Wellington Health Care Alliance
  • embarking on projects such as building a new hospital and medical centre, renovating Emergency and Ambulatory Care departments, while providing top-notch-round-the-clock care to our patients

We have:

  • a Director of Financial Services and CFO opportunity available
  • an open mind for new ideas and methodologies
  • a team based/supportive approach to workYou have:

You have:

  • Bachelor of Commerce or Business Administration
  • Professional Accounting designation in good standing (CPA, CGA, CA, CMA)
  • 5 years progressive management experience, demonstrating advanced scope, authority and output terms of enhancing financial reporting processes
  • Demonstrated expertise, knowledge and understanding of current and emergent accounting standards aligned to Ontario hospitals
  • Exceptional leadership skills in developing and supporting teams across multiple sites
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate strategically and politically through the Corporate, LHIN, Infrastructure Ontario, and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care environments
  • Strong financial management, change management, project management, and analytical skills, including quality & process improvement tools such as LEAN methodology
  • A results-oriented approach and have the ability to effectively manage concurrent projects and changing conditions
  • Effective communication and conflict management skills with all stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated expertise in software tools such as MediSolutions and MS Office

Travel is required amongst all three hospital sites and surrounding areas for various obligations, so a valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable vehicle is required at all times. 

You will:

  • Provides direct support to members of the Executive and Hospital Leadership Team (Program Operational, Corporate and Support Managers/Directors) on development of financial analysis and reporting to support the WHCA hospitals’ strategy and organizational priorities
  • In collaboration with the Manager of Decision Support Services, coordinates the development of department specific annual budgets including the identification of required external reporting requirements (e.g. Ministry volume reporting)
  • Engages with members of the hospital leadership team to develop and implement strategy tactics aligned to yearly milestones (e.g. engagement plans, capital investment capacity)
  • The Director of Finance/CFO is accountable for ensuring adequate internal control systems to mitigate financial risks to the hospitals as applicable to the sub-systems under this area of leadership
  • The role is responsible for the maintaining the financial business system data integrity including activities related to the financial aspects of any shared procurement/payment processing environment should they be used at the hospitals
  • Adheres to responsibilities as set out in the Occupational Health & Safety Act, hospital safety policies, and dept./unit established procedures at all time
  • Adheres to supervisor responsibilities as set out in the Occupational Health & Safety Act exercising all reasonable precautions for the protection of worker health & safety which includes but is not limited to:
    • Being aware of workplace hazards and communicating to staff
    • Investigating reported employee workplace injuries/incidents 
    • Controlling hazards through the implementation of corrective measures/improvements
    • Ensuring staff are trained to perform their jobs safely and monitoring and correcting safety performance
    • Ensuring staff are performing their job duties safely and following up as appropriate to ensure safety of all workers

You would stand out if you have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, drawing upon attributes of emotional intelligence

You could:

  • submit your application to by September 27, 2018, please quote job posting 2018-163
  • check us out at and

Job Category

Chief Financial Officer


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