Manager, Hospital Finances & Accounting

  • The University of Guelph
  • Feb 11, 2021
Full time Manager

Job Description

Manager, Hospital Finances & Accounting

Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC)

One (1) permanent, full-time position – Guelph, ON

An analytically minded and results-oriented business professional with a CPA designation and Supply Chain Management experience will welcome this important mandate with the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC HSC) at the University of Guelph. If you’re this leader, let’s talk.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Hospital Finances at the OVC HSC, you will provide financial analysis and reporting for all Hospital revenue and expenditures. The OVC HSC has annual funding of approximately $25M, payroll of $20M, and equipment and other expenditures valued at $5M, making this an exciting and challenging career opportunity. Your key areas of responsibility as Manager of Hospital Finances & Accounting will include:

  • Financial analysis, accounting and reporting for the OVC HSC from various systems, including an electronic medical record system, an advanced inventory system, University accounting and payroll systems, and a comprehensive SQL data warehouse.
  • Generating regular monthly variance reports, annual budget and forecast preparation, and frequent ad hoc reporting in support of all operating managers to assist in decision-making.
  • Supervisory responsibility for the Business Analyst.
  • Working very closely with the Informatics Manager to design and implement decision support tools for use by Hospital operations management.
  • Oversight of the entire procurement through to payment cycle, with supervisory responsibility for the Accounts Payable function.
  • Providing functional guidance to the Manager, Materials Handling and Logistics, on all purchasing policies and processes. Accounts payable throughput = $6.5M per year. There are approximately 3,000 purchase orders generated and 9,000 invoices paid annually.
  • Working closely with the Business Office to ensure all revenue recognition standards are followed and accounts receivable of approximately $1.0M are well managed.

Regular financial analysis and reporting are required for numerous revenue/cost centres, with each centre having distinct budgets, and reporting and analysis requirements. In this role, you will support various operations management and faculty service area leads in providing meaningful, timely and accurate financial information that will enable strong decision-making with respect to product offerings and pricing, resource allocation and staffing schedules.


To assume the role of Manager, Hospital Finances & Accounting, you must be a proven team leader with a commitment to effective service delivery, as well as:

  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting or Supply Chain Management, plus some related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
  • Supply Chain Management experience.
  • Proven experience successfully leading a diverse team of employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to create cohesion and cooperation among staff members.
  • Strong relationship-building skills and the ability to gain trust and respect among all levels within a complex organization and among client groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of service, responsible stewardship, community responsiveness and respect.
  • Ability to support effective service delivery to clients, particularly in challenging circumstances.
  • Evidence of strong organizational skills as well as initiative and follow-through.
  • Proficiency with Accounting and Inventory software, and MS Office applications, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Flexibility in scheduling availability, as you may be required to work a variety of shifts, including evenings and weekends. Hours may be subject to change based on operational needs.


  • Experience operating in a unionized environment.

NOTE: This appointment is regularly performed on-campus but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations.

The University of Guelph ( is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. This is your chance to join us in our endeavour to improve life.

To view a detailed posting of the role of Manager, Hospital Finances & Accounting, including application instructions, please go to our website at Applications, quoting Hiring #2021-0062, must be addressed to

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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Guelph, ON