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Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Saskatchewan Health Authority
The Saskatchewan Health Authority acknowledges Saskatchewan as the traditional territory of First Nations and Métis people, which includes Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is the largest employer in Saskatchewan with a budget of over $5 billion and employing more than 45,000 employees and physicians. Together, we are responsible for the delivery of safe, high quality health care for the province of Saskatchewan. We are driven by the commitment to improve health care for the people of Saskatchewan. We are working together to better co-ordinate health services across the province to ensure those we serve receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time, and by the right provider, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.
One provincial approach to plan and deliver health-care services will provide patients with a more consistent experience overall. This is a multi-year journey, requiring the support and involvement of patients, health care providers and partners across the health system.
The SHA serves a provincial population of 1.14 million, with infrastructure and services that consists of 64 hospitals with 2,500 acute care patient beds and approximately 9,000 long term care beds. The SHA provides provincially coordinated quality, patient-centered services, such as Acute hospital-based care, Long Term Care, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Primary Health Care, Public Health, and many other community-based clinical programs designed to promote and maintain health of the population.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and supporting the Board of Directors to fulfill their governance role, the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team. This leader is responsible for developing and executing strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction for the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). They will provide guidance and act as a seasoned business advisor to establish and implement strategies and policies for budgeting support, capital finance and planning, supply chain and contract management, major capital projects, and enterprise risk management and practices. The CFO will contribute to the continuous improvement of their portfolio’s functions and services and will be accountable to effectively communicate and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values to achieve the overall business and operational objectives.
This highly collaborative and politically astute leader will work closely with the Ministry of Health and other system partners, in a unionized environment, to champion patient and family centered care, and healthcare sustainability. Operating in a complex and dynamic healthcare environment, this forward-thinking individual demonstrates strong leadership to ensure that there is an innovative and positive working climate with a commitment to the culture of patient first, continuous learning and safety at the SHA. As a team motivator, the CFO will foster a positive and engaged workplace, and will encourage, inspire, and empower SHA employees to perform to their greatest potential.
The successful candidate will possess a chartered accounting designation (CPA) with an undergraduate or master’s degree in leadership, business administration, or a related field. The ideal candidate has a minimum of ten years of experience demonstrating an advanced knowledge of financial management practices, and has experience developing and leading innovative financial and corporate programs in a complex multi-stakeholder environment. With a commitment to a diverse, culturally competent and culturally safe health system and representative workforce, the CFO will demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for actively promoting and supporting Patient – and Family – Centered engagement and care in all that they do.
Janet Soles and Associates has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of the Saskatchewan Health Authority. For more information about this opportunity or to apply, please send your curriculum vitae and letter of interest in confidence, with the subject line “SHA CFO” to firstname.lastname@example.org.