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Manager, Accounting Services – Sault Ste. Marie News

Full time
Sault Ste. Married

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Services, the Manager, Accounting Services will be responsible for the direction and overall management of the assigned team and the administration of all accounting and budgeting activities.

As a member of the executive team, the Manager of Accounting Services contributes to excellence in leadership in public health, including effective participation in collaborative planning within the health unit and the community.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

– Manages all aspects of financial monitoring, reporting and budgeting of public and community health programs;
– Reconciles all balance sheet accounts monthly;
– Prepare accurate and timely monthly financial statements, including month-to-month variance analysis;
– Prepares all regulatory filing requirements;
– Directs financial audits with the external auditors;
– Provide financial analysis as needed to support the work of the health unit;
– Ensures the accurate and timely payment of accounts payable;
– Assists the Director, Corporate Services in establishing efficient and effective accounting systems and controls;
– Lead the development of health unit budgets in consultation with general directors and program managers for approval by the executive committee, board of health and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care;
– Provides advice and assistance to CEOs and program managers, including financial reporting objectives and standards to ensure accurate, compliant and useful financial reporting;
– Prepares regular budget status reports for Program Directors, Executive Directors, Medical Officer of Health / CEO and Board of Health;
– Model and promote a culture of responsibility, transparency, excellence, respect, collaboration and integrity;
– Support the management team in the development and promotion of a sustainable financing strategy for the Agency;
– Ensures efficient delivery of the program through effective leadership of a team;
– Develops and maintains the quality of assigned functions, ensures compliance with mandate / legislative requirements and anticipates and manages risks;
– Is responsible for the supervision of employees in accordance with Agency policies, collective agreements and applicable laws;
– Initiate and participate in the recruitment, hiring, deployment, discipline and dismissal of affected personnel;
– Supervise, supervise and evaluate the performance of affected personnel;
– Performs appropriate management backup support and coverage, including regular rotation of on-call hours;
– Demonstrates professional conduct and communication in interactions with others;
– Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills including: effective problem solving, conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation skills;
– Maintains professional skills through appropriate continuing education and self-directed studies.

Abilities, experience and skills for this position include (but not limited to):

– University degree in accounting, finance or related field;
– Canadian professional accountant designation (CPA) or in the process of obtaining;
– Five years of accounting / finance experience, including relevant experience in leadership, administration, planning and evaluation;
– Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the areas of: financial management, quality management, human resources and team building;
– Significant experience working with ERP systems. Oracle NetSuite experience considered an asset;
– Strong understanding of financial accounting and public sector accounting standards (PSAB);
– Demonstrated team leadership skills;
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team player in a multidisciplinary field;
– Strong strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills with an emphasis on accuracy and detail;
– Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), negotiation and problem solving;
– Highly trustworthy and has the demonstrated ability to handle sensitive issues and information in a diplomatic and confidential manner;
– Ability to work independently and as a full member of the team;
– Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
– Maintains current Ontario driver’s license and has access to a reliable vehicle with the insurance required by the agency to meet job requirements on an occasional basis;
– The ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in French and / or in any other language will be considered an asset;
– Ability to work outside normal office hours, including weekends and evenings, as needed;
– As a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated with a series of COVID-19 vaccines, in accordance with our COVID-19 vaccination policy. If you are the successful candidate, you will need to comply with our current COVID-19 vaccination policy;
– An ongoing Vulnerable Police Sector Screening (PVSC) with satisfactory authorization is a condition of employment, at your own expense.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Algoma Public Health will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities upon request.

Submit applications to:
Algoma Public Health
c / o human resources
294 Willow Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 0A9
Email: [email protected]

We would like to thank all applicants for responding; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.