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Senior Financial Accountant

Requisition ID: 326033 

Position Number: 20045529

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Corporate

Work Location: Winnipeg Corporate

Department / Unit: WRHA Accounting Services 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 


Anticipated Start Date - End Date: 01/03/2023  - 02/29/2024 

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary is commensurate with education and qualifications.


Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview

Working with a customer-centric mindset, this position will be assigned to support various work areas, specialties, business units, services, projects and improvement initiatives.


Independently or as part of a team, senior financial accountants will coordinate and support the assigned site/service areas to identify, design and implement improvements which produce efficiency of the health services.


  • Serves as the team lead and provides technical expertise and guidance to accounting staff
  • Responsible for the development, maintenance and accuracy of monthly journal entries including approvals
  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of financial and statistical reports for internal and external users
  • Reconciles and analyzes general ledger financial and statistical accounts
  • Coordinate the creation and maintenance of year-end audit files
  • Oversee the maintenance of capital asset records including associated debentures
  • Responsible for the review of accounts receivable aging and trial balance on a monthly basis
  • Create financial reports and financial models to support decision making
  • Develop and prepare monthly statistical reports
  • Identify, design and deliver recommendations for improvements to enhance efficiency of various financial services, systems, processes and procedures
  • Provide insight into problem identification, data interpretation, and the identification, investigation, testing and refinement of potential solutions to address systemic barriers to efficiency and quality care
  • Recommend and develop changes to accounting policies


  • 5 years of progressive experience in accounting and finance
  • 3 years of experience of financial reporting and operational metrics tracking
  • 3 years of experience using the finance and accounting modules of a comprehensive ERP system such as SAP, Great Plains, etc.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Additional formal education in diverse and innovative financial business data modeling, funding and commissioning models in the public sector, and systematic process improvement methodologies (such as the lean transformation framework) are assets


  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation with current membership in good standing is required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated comprehensive mid-level leadership capabilities
  • In depth knowledge of business accounting practices and Public Sector Accounting standards
  • Accounting & finance in a health care setting including knowledge of Management Information System (MIS) standards is considered an asset

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment with frequent meetings at multiple sites throughout the organization, and to lift and carry items of up to approximately 25 pounds

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective bargaining agreement


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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