Advisor, Financial Health and Accountability

February 15 2018
Industries Public administration
Categories Consulting, Financial Accounting, Financial Analysis
Orillia, ON

Are you interested in a key role, coordinating the annual accountability agreement process for LHIN-funded health service providers? If so, you'll need a unique skill set: expertise in accounting and finance plus experience applying this knowledge to the health care sector. Do you have what it takes?

The North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is one of 14 local organizations in Ontario that plan, coordinate and fund local health services and deliver high-quality home and community care to patients and families. The North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN is committed to health improvement, innovation, and the establishment of collaborative partnerships to improve population health, patient experience and value for money across the health care system.

LHIN staff incorporates the best aspects of teamwork and continuous learning as they work with the local community to ensure the best health outcomes for everyone. If you have a passion for excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, this is your opportunity to make a difference as part of a dynamic team transforming the Ontario health care system.

As Advisor, Financial Health and Accountability, you will provide support and guidance in the development of funding allocations, and related contract and performance management of the NSM LHIN health service providers (HSP). You will provide Health System Funding Reform (HSFR) knowledge and technical analysis of complex models, as well as develop tools and methodologies to assess local funding plans required to meet both short and long term needs. This role involves collaborating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to provide financial related knowledge in the preparation and analysis of business cases, capital initiatives and improvement projects.


  • Coordinates the annual accountability agreement process, including providing recommendations for guiding principles, negotiation of volumes and outcomes with health service providers in conjunction with funding allocations and in accordance with ministry and NSM LHIN directives.
  • Coordinates quarterly health service provider reviews, using appropriate methods to monitor and evaluate performance, including financial, statistical and service quality that enhances accountability, ensuring alignment with Ontario Healthcare Reporting Standards (OHRS) guidelines, NSM LHIN integrated health service plans and annual business plans.
  • Synthesizes complex data and translates it into meaningful, relevant information for decision-making at all levels of the organization.
  • Provides Health System Funding Reform (HSFR) knowledge, which includes both the Health Based Allocation Model (HBAM) and Quality Based Procedures (QBP).
  • Monitors funding and financial management related issues of health service providers, using performance indicators and benchmarks to identify risks and opportunities for improvement, including issue management and escalation process.
  • Collaborates and provides guidance for preparation of business cases, briefing notes, capital projects, and other specific projects, as assigned.
  • Acts as a team player to support initiatives of the Financial, Health and Accountability team and as a change agent in partnership with clinical and support programs within the NSM LHIN.
  • Participates on NSM LHIN's stakeholder groups such as Health System Funding Reform Local Partnership, Community Sector Advisory Group and working groups, as required.
  • Provides internal educational training or ad-hoc presentations, as required.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with ministry, other LHINs and health service providers.
  • Performs other duties, as required.

Your qualifications and experience will include:

  • University degree in business, accounting and/or finance.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA) or actively pursuing, preferred.
  • Three (3) years' experience performing financial analyses and critical evaluations of complex financial programs in a health care sector organization.
  • Previous experience with Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care or Health Care Providers, an asset. 
  • Experience performing financial analyses and critical evaluations of complex financial programs.
  • In-depth understanding of the health care system, its stakeholders, programs and issues.
  • Solid understanding of provincial funding models in use across one or more health care sectors (HBAM, QBP, PCOP) and familiarity with government financial processes, policies and standards.
  • Demonstrated experience to identify and respond quickly to emerging issues and priorities.
  • Working knowledge of provincial financial, clinical and administrative data sets (e.g., DAD, NACRS, NRS, CCRS, OMHRS, WTIS, OCDM, Community sector data).
  • Proficiency in French, an asset.

To apply for this position, state "ADVISOR, FINANCIAL HEALTH & ACCOUNTABILITY " in the subject line of your email and send with your resume to ***********@*****

NSM LHIN is governed by the requirements of the French Language Services Act and, therefore, encourages applications from French-speaking candidates.

NSM LHIN is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have any special requirements during the recruitment process, please advise Human Resources.

We thank all applicants who take the time to apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

As part of the mandatory screen process, NSM LHIN requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation, plus a current Criminal Records Check.

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