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Chief Financial Officer

Title: Chief Financial Officer
Division: Executive Leadership Team
Location: Moose Factory,
Reports to: President & Chief Executive Officer
Status: Permanent Full-Time

The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is seeking an experienced leader to fill the key role of Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, you will oversee the strategic and operational functions of the Finance, Materials Management, and Procurement teams.

Who We Are

WAHA is the leading health care provider on the western James Bay coast. WAHA comprises of hospitals in Moose Factory, Fort Albany, and Attawapiskat, with a Health Centre in Moosonee. WAHA also provides regional outpatient programs, as well as Paramedicine services in Moose Factory, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, and Constance Lake. The span of services, complexity of care needs in the region, and the depth of health integration has made WAHA a leader and a model of health care services in Northern Ontario. WAHA consists of 450 employees, a Physician team, many students, as well as community stakeholders. It is affiliated with Queens University and offers many educational opportunities for current and prospective team members.

Who You Are

  • A champion of positive change management and making a difference for underserved populations.
  • Demonstrates high emotional intelligence, integrity, and accountability
  • Action-oriented with a record of getting results for your organization
  • Leads self by demonstrating self-awareness, managing and developing themselves, and demonstrating character
  • Engages others by fostering their development, contributing to healthy organizations, communicating effectively, and building teams
  • Achieves results by setting direction, strategically aligning decisions with vision, values, and evidence, takes action to implement decisions, and assesses and evaluates
  • Develops coalitions by purposefully building partnerships and networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customer service, and mobilizes knowledge to navigate socio-political environments
  • Engages in systems transformation by demonstrating system and critical thinking, encouraging and supporting innovation, orienting themselves strategically to the future, and championing and orchestrating change
  • A strong subject matter expert who builds, coaches, motivates, and develops high-performing teams

What You’ll Do

  • Advance an innovative financial strategy that, supports excellent patient care, and facilitates the optimization of hospital funding and future financial sustainability
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership regarding financial opportunities and challenges, clinical services planning, projected growth, and government funding changes, investment and business planning, and risk management initiatives
  • Advance WAHA’s infrastructure renewal and capital redevelopment initiatives
  • Continue to advance strong working relationships with key provincial bodies including the Ministry of Health, Ontario Health, Indigenous Services Canada, and the Ontario Hospital Association to support the strategic, financial, and capital aspects for WAHA’s future
  • Provide mentorship and support to a high-performing team, enabling growth and effective succession planning
  • Build capacity within your team as well as the organization’s leadership teams
  • Provides vision, direction, leadership, support and guidance for the respective portfolios
  • Be an active and present member of the organization’s executive leadership team while collaboratively working to advance our organization’s mission, vision, and values

What You Bring

  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting or a related discipline is required
  • A CPA designation or in progress, or an ability to obtain is required
  • Master’s of Business Administration, Health Administration, or a related field is strongly preferred
  • Experience working within a public-sector employer, preferably within the Ontario health system
  • Understanding of both federal and provincial healthcare systems, funding models, and policies
  • Experience leading a team within a unionized setting
  • Strong understanding of the unique healthcare challenges facing patients of the James Bay coast

What We Offer

  • Highly competitive base salary
  • Housing provided by the organization with a highly subsidized rent
  • Northern living allowance of $8794.50 per year (pensionable earning)
  • Annual retention incentive that increases annually ranging from $4,250-$7,500 (pensionable earning)
  • Semi-annual vacation travel allowance for yourself and eligible family members
  • Professional fees reimbursed up to $750
  • Annual freight/shipping allowance of $300
  • HOOPP pension plan, generous health and welfare benefits, and an Employee and Family Assistance Program

How to Apply

The successful candidate must provide a valid Criminal Record Check within a specified time frame.

Please apply in writing, providing three recent work references, quoting Competition #2023-146 by no later than Friday, December 8, 2023 at 12:00 noon to:

Human Resources

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

P.O. Box 664

Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0

  • Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to 705-658-4917
  • For more information contact the HR team by email above
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
  • Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is an inclusive employer. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights code and Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

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