Vice President Finance and Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • Brant Community Healthcare System
  • Jun 10, 2019
Full time Vice President

Job Description

The Brant Community Healthcare System

The Brant Community Healthcare System consists of the Brantford General Hospital as a regional acute health centre and the Willett site in Paris which provides urgent care, a 32-bed inpatient unit and community outreach programs. With a total of 300 beds, the BCHS has attracted more than 175 physicians,  (employee head count) highly trained employees, and over 500 volunteers. We are an affiliated teaching site of the McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

Through creative and innovative use of resources and partnerships, we focus on primary and secondary acute care, rehab, complex continuing care, palliative care, health promotion and mental health services. We are the regional centre for paediatrics, mental health, obstetrics, gynaecology, CT scanning, critical care, surgical services, ambulatory care and emergency medicine. We are also the site of the Brant Community Cancer Clinic and the S.C. Johnson Dialysis Clinic for patients throughout Brant County and Haldimand-Norfolk.

The Opportunity

The position of Vice President (VP) Finance and Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight of the following organization wide corporate services:  Finance, Decision Support and Purchasing; and, facility operational functions including Environmental Services, Nutrition Services, Stores, Security, and Engineering and Maintenance.  

As a member of the Executive Team, the VP Finance and Corporate Services & CFO is accountable and shares responsibility with other BCHS executives to assure the provision of safe, quality and cost effective healthcare for our patients and community in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision and values.

The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate will have a proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively across the organization and maintain positive working relationships with the leadership of clinical, support services and medical programs.  They must also maintain positive working relationships with the MOHLTC, HNHB LHIN, Brant Sub-region, Infrastructure Ontario (IO), LHIN, Mohawk Shared Services, Medbuy, partners within the LHIN and other organizations as required.

Will have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in progressive senior leadership roles in related fields (finance and accounting), and complex operation environments with significant organizational change.  Experience in health care and/or public sector/not-for-profit is an asset.

The ideal candidate will be a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and will hold a Master’s Degree in either a Finance or Healthcare Related discipline. They will also be able to demonstrate their ability to fulfill the outlined responsibilities and accountabilities below.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

The VP Finance and Corporate Services & CFO is accountable for the quality and overall development and coordination of the programs within his/her portfolio.  In the role of VP Corporate Services & CFO, the new incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Key Deliverables:

  • Provides strategic financial management and operational people-centred leadership to both an assigned portfolio and the organization as a whole;
  • Annual business planning and oversight of operational and financial plans;
  • Develops standardized reporting model for financial and decision support information.
  • Maintenance of all Capital Redevelopment Budgets;
  • Oversees decision support and leads the implementation of case costing and operating room costing systems
  • Regular measures BCHS’s performance against peers
  • Development and use of expertise in Health System Funding Reform (HSFR) and Health Based Allocation Model (HBAM) forecasting, Bundled Payment and future funding models for Ontario Health Teams;
  • Meeting or exceeding BCHS, Ministry and LHIN accountability targets;
  • Builds and develops an information technology and electronic health record road map that will enable BCHS to offer physicians, staff and patients access to the latest technology;
  • Creates organizational planning and reporting systems;
  • Provides staff support for the Resources Committee of the Board
  • Provides corporate performance reports for the Executive team, CEO and Board of Governors as requested.
  • Provides leadership to Environmental Services, Nutrition and Security in order to deliver exceptional outcomes and experience.

Required Skills:

  • Collaborative and team-building expertise, both inside and external to BCHS;
  • Commitment to mentoring others and professional development;
  • Expert people-centred leadership and management/ business acumen;
  • Passion for patient-centred care and high quality safe care, caring and patient/family experiences;
  • Role modelling BCHS values.

Primary responsibilities also include:

Safety (patient, worker & workplace) is a BCHS Corporate Priority. The successful applicant will demonstrate good stewardship in the identification, reporting and mitigation of unsafe acts or conditions.

To submit your application, please forward your cover letter and resume to

The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) is an equal opportunity employer. The BCHS is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In order to ensure equal opportunities during the recruitment and selection process, the BCHS provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities upon request.

Job Category

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President


Brantford, ON