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Director, Accounting, Compliance & Audit Management

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted January 27, 2023.

Position: Director, Accounting Compliance and Audit Management Department: Corporate Services, Finance Site: Hydro Place, 700 University Avenue Reports to: Senior Director Finance, Corporate Services Salary Range: Hiring zone $105,417
– $131,762 Hours: 37.5 hours per week Status: Permanent Full-time University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Director, Accounting, Compliance and Audit Management in ourFinance Department.

The Energy of the City.

The Rewards of a Great Career.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN.

The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education.

With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000 students, and many volunteers.

UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

Accounting, Compliance and Audit Management Mandate Reporting to the Senior Director, Finance, in Corporate Services, the Director, Accounting, Compliance and Audit Management, is a key leadership role with responsibility spanning across the finance portfolio, and is an integral member of the Finance team responsible for managing all functions of UHN’s compliance and audit coordination requirements, and developing and evaluating internal controls.

Key Accountabilities: The Director is responsible for the development and governance over UHN’s accounting policies, and coordinating the implementation of new accounting standards, as well as the preparation of the UHN’s consolidated balance sheet.

(Asset size $3.1 bil., liabilities $2.5 bil.) Develop, build, manage and maintain a new restricted fund accounting system for non-research funding.

Director is an effective decision-maker and manager of change, able to promote and foster teamwork, and drive continuous improvement.

Responsible for managing of internal and external audit programs, compliance, operational audits and risk management.

Provides oversight and monitoring of compliance with the UHN’s accounting and financial policies, ensuring that all transactions are accounted for in accordance with the appropriate accounting standards, and meet reporting requirements.

The role has the ability to thrive in a service-oriented environment, and is able to modernize and transform operations, and deliver accounting advice that is easy to understand.

Manages transformational initiatives in compliance and analysis, ensuring that appropriate internal controls are designed, and operate as intended in protecting the UHN’s assets.

Provide leadership in the development of internal controls and related reporting mechanisms, aimed at improving the accuracy and relevancy of financial information.

Drives business process reviews and changes, develops and monitors key goals related to operational processes, customer relations and employee learning and growth.

Manages the preparation and analysis of information for presentation to external stakeholders, such as CRA, IRS and provincial government.

Oversees staff in the day-to-day performance of their duties, inclusive of goal setting, performance management and training: two Senior Business Analysts and one Financial Analyst I.

Experiences and Qualifications: At minimum, completion of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or recognized equivalent, is required.

Professional designation CPA, CA is required .

CIA is an asset.

7 years of experience in auditing with an accounting background.

Extensive financial reporting, and accounting and analytical experience in a public or private sector organization, combined with extensive experience with, and understanding of, financial and internal controls and accounting standards, procedures and accounting standards compliance requirements, and business and performance indicators.

Knowledge of an enterprise system is required ; knowledge of SAP is highly desirable.

Demonstrated experience in managing/maintaining internal controls, budgets, accounting and financial reporting functions in a multi-divisional organization.

Proven experience establishing strong, collaborative working relationships in a complex, multi-stakeholder organization.

Experience with process analysis and implementing efficiency improvements.

A minimum of three years’ of experience in managing staff within a large organization.

Experience working in a team-oriented collaborative environment, with a focus on strong customer service skills.

Strong MS Office skills, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook.

Sound knowledge of Canadian GAAP, IFRS and taxation issues.

Strong technical expertise with the ability to provide solid accounting advice to other staff members and internal stakeholders.

Able to manage ambiguity.

Excellent stakeholder relationship management skills and ability to educate senior levels on standards and reporting requirements.

A persuasive communicator with highly developed interpersonal, conflict resolution, project management and problem-solving skills, able to interact effectively at all levels of the organization and externally.

Excellent problem recognition and problem solving skills, change oriented.

Exceptional written communication skills with effective group presentation abilities; proven ability to present information to all levels, including senior management.

Strong commitment to the organizational values of diversity and inclusion, and can cultivate an innovative workforce of high performing professionals in a positive service delivery culture.

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications, should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity, and welcome all applicants, including, but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position.

Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

POSTED DATE: January 20, 2023 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.