Analyst, Financial Planning and Business Support

Work Area: 
Financial Planning and Business Suppor
Base Site: 
Hornby Street
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Support Services


Within the context of a patient, client and family centred model of care and, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

Reporting to the Manager (or designate), [and receiving work direction or guidance as needed from the Senior position], the Analyst performs at a full working level capacity - within established standards, processes, best practices and generally accepted principles - to support projects as required, and to respond to internal and external financial/ business needs such as data and resource planning and utilization, analysis, monitoring, forecasting, and reporting. Performs duties such as developing operational budgets and managing confidential information. Documents financial/business data, prepares data sets, databases, analyzes, audits, and monitors data. Develops financial reports that are inkeeping with legislated reporting requirements, guidelines and other timelines or requirements. Assists with the development and implementation of principles, processes, and guidelines for the department. Participates in the planning, establishment, maintenance, and evaluation of related technical support systems architecture and related data. Working in liaison with the Manager (or designate) supports general projects as required, including providing input into the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project plans and deliverables.


Comprehensive knowledge of CICA handbook, Generally Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP) and MIS Guidelines.
General knowledge of current health care systems, issues and trends.
Comprehensive technical expertise, process management and analytical skills.
Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels within the organization, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated collaborative problem solving, critical thinking, and evaluation skills.
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and in collaboration with others.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Working knowledge of computerized financial/data systems, databases, tools, and procedures.
Ability to effectively and efficiently operate related equipment and software.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.


Completion of a professional accounting designation (CPA), plus three (3) years recent, related experience in financial planning, analysis and system implementation in a large, multidisciplinary environment with complex computerized systems.


Manages confidential information and works collaboratively to support and respond to internal and external financial/ business needs such as statistical, critical data, resource utilization and planning, analysis, monitoring, forecasting, costing, and reporting.

Provides related business support and maintains operational planning and project, budget and tracking documents.

Coordinates and produces comprehensive, timely and quality data sets, extracts, staging, cleansing, analysis, reconciliations, reports/ reporting, and deliverables for use by stakeholders and/or members of the executive team.

Ensures results and assessments are properly documented, maintained and inkeeping with legislated reporting requirements, guidelines, or other timelines or requirements.

Proactively provides customers with relevant financial and workload information as required.

Ensures that proper audit trails are maintained at all times for files and data.

Provides application and analysis of appropriate statistical tests and/or financial assessments to information as well as accurate assessment of data quality, validity, integrity. Identifies errors and takes corrective action.

Analyzes deviations and investigates causes. Prepares written variance analyses highlighting resource utilization, expenditure patterns, statistical and critical data/information.

Documents and finalizes reporting requirements/statements that are inkeeping with legislated reporting requirements, guidelines and other timelines or requirements.

Keeps Manager (or designate) regularly apprised of issues and obstacles encountered.

Supports general projects as required including the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project plans and deliverables.

Builds databases and support systems architecture, maintains data and financial/budgeting systems, and designs reports in an orderly and well thought out manner to minimize the need to reconstruct and to effectively and efficiently meet the required information needs.

Participates in the selection of tools for the construction and management of the technical infrastructure. Works with team members to prototype and test applications.

Provides developmental expertise in comprehensive, integrated, longitudinal report design and presentation of statistical, clinical and financial data.

Participates in quality improvement and utilization management activities and monitoring processes by timely analysis, interpretation and reporting of information following generally accepted principles/ best practices, assessing trends, consulting with relevant stakeholders, and identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.

As required, participates in the negotiation of inter-health authority, vendor and/or third party partnership contracts and agreements. Monitors the outcome on the service(s) within PHC.

Identifies and assists with the prioritization of capital requests for assigned programs and/or departments.

Assists the Manager (or designate) in setting short and long term objectives /solutions, and in developing and implementing improvements to the department’s work processes.

Fosters strong relationships with internal/external stakeholders and develops and delivers training programs to internal stakeholders in the areas of financial/business data quality, analysis and presentation, and use of all reporting tools and requirements.

Participates in a variety of internal/external committees as required and establishes positive working relationships in order to ensure successful outcomes and cooperation.

Performs other related duties as required.