Vancouver Coastal Health

Finance Manager, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Job ID 2023-97572
City Vancouver
Work Location
VGH 12th & Oak
Home Worksite
00 - Excluded - VCHA
Labour Agreement
905 - Mgt/Excluded-VCHA (37.5 Hr)
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $41.36/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $59.46/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday

Job Summary

Come work as a Finance Manager, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


Within the context of the strategic direction and the vision and values of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA), the Finance Manager, VCHRI is responsible for the strategic and operational planning as well as development of policies and procedures for accounting services and reporting for VCHRI. This position functions in a complex and dynamic healthcare environment and plays a key operations role in providing linkages between VCHRI and VCHA Financial Services. In addition, the Finance Manager plays a leading role in the provision of expertise in accounting standards as well as analysis and standardization of policies and practices for accounting operations within VCHRI. The Finance Manager is responsible for leading a team of accounting staff and ensures the effective and efficient delivery of accounting services for VCHRI.


The Finance Manager, VCHRI reports directly to the Executive Director, VCHRI, with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Director of General Accounting Services, VCHA. Primary working relationships are with VCHA Financial Services, University of British Columbia (UBC) Finance and Research Principal Investigators (PI’s).


As a Finance Manager, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Overseeing day to day finance operations and reporting for VCHRI and making recommendations for financial reporting and analysis needed to support the strategic plans; preparing summary reports regarding the findings resulting from the analysis performed along with suggested corrective action required.
  • Supervising designated staff by establishing clear role and responsibility definitions, reviewing workload assignments, and adjusting schedules according to workload to ensure levels meet operational requirements. 
  • Creating an environment and systems/channels that foster growth, development, productivity, knowledge sharing, satisfaction and the valuing of team members and fostering a positive working environment, including seeking opportunities to reward and recognize team and individual contributions, listening to the team’s concerns and enabling decision making at the front line.
  • Developing strategic plans and goals consistent by taking a lead role in the analysis of current situation and future requirements for financial services, initiating the development of specific goals and objectives, and setting priorities for planning and implementing strategies. 
  • Maintaining constant contact with Principal Investigator's to direct, consult, instruct, and facilitate and ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting and control of transactions related to VCHRI.
  • Developing long and short-term work planning and control procedures to ensure critical period-end and year-end accounting and reporting deadlines are met.
  • Ensuring all internal financial schedules and information required by the external auditors are prepared in a timely and accurate fashion to minimize audit fees and reviewing external auditor’s internal control reports and recommending changes to VCHA Financial Services.
  • Establishing internal controls to protect the organization’s resources and assets and ensure the accuracy and reliability of information including the integrity of data in the processing systems. This will include recommending accounting policies and ensuring systems and procedures have adequate controls and that processing is done effective and efficiently.
  • Ensuring full compliance with the VCHA’s and VCHRI’s policies and procedures and statutory/regulatory/contractual requirements, flagging areas of non-compliance and making recommendations to resolve the issues.
  • Leading ongoing reviews of policies and procedures related to maintaining adequate internal controls in VCHRI and assessing procedures for effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Performing financial and statistical analysis of the financial status of programs by reviewing workload and financial results in comparison with the budget, profitability, efficiency and productivity. 
  • In conjunction with the Director, VCHRI and VCH Financial Services, performing ongoing system reviews for all financial systems and processes by reviewing requirements for integration with other systems, working with other departments and hospital groups to ensure requirements are met, assisting with the implementation of financial systems and processes, including developing implementation plans and timelines, reviewing information and making recommendations to maximize effectiveness.
  • Attending and participating in a wide variety of meetings ranging from program committee meetings, and regional committees to provide financial information/perspective and participating in decision making.
  • Ensuring services are provided in the most efficient manner by reviewing funding disbursement policies and procedures, recommending changes, and implementing approved policies and procedures.
  • Other related duties as required. 


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field plus completion of a professional accounting designation (C.A., C.G.A. or C.M.A.).
  • Five to seven (5-7) years’ recent, related management experience in a large, complex, unionized environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with others in a consultative/collaborative manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and the ability to achieve results through others.
  • Demonstrated commitment to change and process management.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, problem-solve and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work diplomatically and persuasively to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Extensive knowledge of business administration.
  • Advanced technical computer skills in spreadsheet and database usage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and evaluation skills.
  • Broad knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, financial, administrative and contract management, audit and program evaluation principles and practices.
  • Ability to adapt information to the interests and understanding of staff, managers, directors, and contracted agencies.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Closing Statement

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and 'going first' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

• Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
• Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
• Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
• Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

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Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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