Assistant Manager, Finance
Pacific Blue Cross
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
4d ago

Pacific Blue Cross has been British Columbia's leading benefits provider for 80 years. We are an independent, not-for-profit society with strong roots in BC’s health care system.

Together with our subsidiary BC Life, we provide health, dental, life, disability and travel coverage to 1 in 3 British Columbians through employee group plans and individual plans.

We are fueled by a commitment to keep health care sustainable for all British Columbians. Through our Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation, we also provide funding to community organizations with a focus on alleviating mental illness and chronic disease.

We're interested in finding people who want to make a difference and who will take advantage of every opportunity to build a career with us.

Pacific Blue Cross offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, fitness programs, and an onsite gym and cafeteria.

Our workplace culture values health and wellness, continuing education, environmental sustainability and giving back to the community.

If you are committed to improving the health and well-being of British Columbians, we are currently recruiting for a temporary (up to 18 months) Assistant Manager, Finance to join our Finance team.

The role will be working from home with the ability to work from our head office in Burnaby, BC.

Duties and Responsibilities :

Leadership, Employee Development and Performance Coaching

Provides leadership to assigned employees to promote motivation and teamwork and to ensure the provision of a skilled workforce by :

  • setting clear performance objectives for each team member, monitoring skills and abilities of the team members, providing informal coaching and mentoring support for the assigned employees;
  • conducting regular formal coaching sessions to review individual performance, conducting formal performance reviews to identify strengths and challenges;
  • overseeing training and career development activities for the team;
  • conducting regular team meetings to facilitate open communication. Maintains appropriate and effective staffing levels of the team through effective workforce planning, interviewing and selecting employees as required.
  • Maintains appropriate and effective staffing levels of the team through effective workforce planning, interviewing and selecting employees as required.

    Monitors attendance and performance of employees, and addresses concerns through effective administration of the Performance Management and Attendance Management Program as required.

    Participates in the progressive discipline process as required.

    Department and Interdepartmental Planning and Effectiveness

    Develops, maintains, and supports procedures, workflow and service in the Finance Department to ensure financial reporting accuracy and completeness.

    Partners with the Manager, creates the departmental tactical plan in line with corporate objectives, establishes individual objectives, communicates organization and department goals and expectations to the team, and ensures effective utilization of resources so objectives are achieved.

    Partners with the Manager, creates the department budget, monitors regularly, creates and implements strategies to address gaps.

    Partners with Managers and other internal and external stakeholders across the organization to ensure effective cross-departmental planning, communication and implementation of plans in achievement of PBC’s overall strategic plan.

    Researches, recommends and implements technologies, process improvements, and best practices for area of responsibility, improving effectiveness and efficiency of department in order that PBC remain cost effective and competitive.

    Partners with the manager, ensures compliance with assessment, reporting, and remittance requirements of a wide variety of taxation and regulatory regimes.

    Customer, Client and Member Service

    Handles or assists employees in dealing with difficult problem inquiries and escalations as required.

    Ensures effective internal customer service and interdepartmental relationships.

    Project Management

    Provides leadership throughout project management cycle in identifying opportunities, establishing objectives, evaluating the ROI, implementing the changes and evaluating their success.

    Advocates and drives the change within the area of scope, ensures effective communication, reward and recognition, and manages resistance to change as appropriate.

    General Department Support

    Assists with administration of the department in activities such as Workday timekeeping, statistical reporting, and other duties.

    Required Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in accounting
  • Minimum 2 years’ in a leadership position managing a team (preferably in a unionized environment)
  • Demonstrated experience using Financial Accounting software
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software, including Outlook, Intermediate Word, Intermediate Excel and Basic PowerPoint
  • Preferred Experience

  • Experience in the insurance industry
  • Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a recognized Accounting designation such as a Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Required Competencies

  • Exceptional relationship building skills and organizational skills
  • Strong change management and time management acumen
  • While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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