Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

Hamilton (Region), Ontario
February 20, 2024
March 21, 2024
CPA status
CPA Member

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is a community of 18,000 staff, physicians, residents, researchers and volunteers that proudly serves southwestern Ontario. HHS provides specialized, advanced care to people from across the province.  As Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare system, and as one of Canada’s largest and most diverse hospitals, we’re providing advanced care to people of all ages from across the province. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS.

HHS is a world-renowned hospital for healthcare research. Focused daily on improving the quality of care for patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. As the largest employer in the Greater Hamilton region, HHS plays a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. The HHS mission is to provide excellent health care for the people and communities they serve and to advance health care through education and research.

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Reporting to the VP of Finance & Deputy CFO, the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis is a multi-disciplinary leader responsible for enabling the achievement of HHS strategic objectives by providing a framework for financial performance management, delivering operational and financial plans and by providing analytical insight that allows leaders across the organization to understand how their day-to-day operations affect strategic commitments and outcomes at HHS.

HHS operates in a sector where funding and financial resources are becoming consistently constrained. As the organization’s ability to effectively allocate resources continues to be challenging, the need for data driven advisory services focused on timely, objective, accurate, understandable and actionable insights is paramount. The Director, Planning & Analysis, will be the primary role to lead this ongoing change across HHS.

Planning & Analysis is a multi-disciplinary team that interfaces with all areas across the organization providing analytical and strategic support for clinical and non-clinical activities alike. The P&A team has comprehensive influence on complex provincial funding models, clinical operations management including bed mapping, patient flow & clinical volume/activity, the development of organizational business cases and ROI and leveraging benchmarking to identify key efficiency opportunities.

The P&A leader assumes accountability to design, lead and execute the annual financial & operational planning and forecasting processes to develop the annual budgets, quarterly forecast, multi-year plans and associated business support and business management activities ensuring board approved financial and operating objectives are met, interpreting and translating risk and opportunities brought forward by executive and program leadership. Supporting fiscal and operating management of the annual $1.8B budget.

The P&A team analyzes results relative to the short and long-term operating and financial strategies of the organization and works closely with program leaders to develop and make recommendations to ensure fiscal and operating sustainability.
The Director P&A will ensure all HHS leaders are well informed of the financial and operating results, plans, forecasts and business cases preparing and presenting materials at information and formal tables including President’s Team (PT), Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Directors and Chiefs and departmental meetings.

Skills and Experience

The Director of P&A will rely upon a broad skillset that is required to lead the organization through transformational changes from both a cultural and business process standpoint:

The Director of P&A will rely upon a broad skillset that is required to lead the organization through transformational changes from both a cultural and business process standpoint:

  • Expertise in accounting, statistical analysis & performance management
  • Expertise in hospital functional areas and associated business drivers
  • Expertise in business case development and multi-year strategic planning
  • Expertise in systems, tools and data management best practices
  • Expertise in the design of reports and self-service tools for use of operational management and senior leadership across the organization
  • Adaptive communication skills able to tailor complex messages to multiple audiences
  • Ability to partner with a broad range of personalities and skillsets across the organization
  • A drive and passion to tackle large and complex organizational challenges
  • Professional Accounting Designation (CPA) or undergraduate degree in business, accounting or health and Master’s degree in business/finance or accounting required for this position supporting complex business operations (multi programs, health system, dynamic environment) leveraging strong business acumen, critical thinking, and strong communication skills
  • Preferred healthcare experience at senior leadership level with at least 10-15 years of experience in progressive finance roles
  • 5-10 years of experience at a senior manager/director level, managing a multi-disciplinary group of staff
  • Certifications in change management and project management
  • Strong experience in team performance management and KPI setting

To express your interest in this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume. For a confidential conversation, contact Natalie Woods, Principal, at

Hamilton Health Sciences and Mirams Becker are equal-opportunity employers committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We respect, encourage, and celebrate diversity. We are committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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