Chief Financial Officer

Job Description

We are looking for a Chief Financial Officer & Vice President, Strategic Business Services (CFO), reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer.


The role:

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver innovative and transformative services to stay at the forefront of health care by improving patient outcomes, quality of care, patient safety and sustainability of health care delivery. As the new CFO, you will partner closely with the CEO to drive organizational change utilizing your skills and experience in finance, information systems, performance improvement and data management.  As a member of the Senior Executive Team (SET), you are jointly accountable for attaining VCH’s strategic goals and operational plans to enable VCH to meet the regions health care needs.


Who we are:

As one of British Columbia's six regional health authorities, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality services, we are fully committed to supporting healthy lives with the robust resources of 13 hospitals, a number of community health centres, 2,500 physicians, more than 13,500 full time staff, and over $3 billion in funding.


But that's only part our story. VCH is about something bigger; we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" – on everything from new surgical techniques to funding models – when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We are proud to hold best-in-class awards in everything from research, surgical care and infection control, to harm reduction, community care, communications and community engagement. At our core, we are people-focused with an entrepreneurial spirit that runs deep, where opportunity exists for those with a passion to transform health.


Why VCH:

  • The chance to work with our inspiring and skilled health care teams
  • Competitive compensation & benefits package
  • Vancouver consistently ranks high as one of the most "liveable" cities
  • Supportive leadership & organizational integrity
  • A positive, productive, & reputable organizational culture
  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development
  • An organization with advanced clinical technology & state-of-the-art facilities
  • One of Canada’s top funded & innovative research institutes
  • A “People First” commitment to both staff & clients









Who you are:


An transformative leader: you have progressive leadership experience in the area of financial and corporate services in a complex environment, ideally within areas of information management and IT systems, data analytics, facilities and real estate, and process re-engineering; you inspire and motivate your team and demonstrate unwavering commitment to the portfolio’s success; you support your team and will advocate for the betterment of the system.


Forward Thinker: you have the courage and vision to be leading edge and forward thinking with diplomacy and flexibility.  You challenge the status quo. Addresses strategic issues with creativity and innovation, while keeping an eye on the fundamentals – and knows when it is appropriate to further innovate, use the fundamentals already in place, or adapt practices from another organization.


Politically savvy: you are respectful and politically astute. You understand when to involve certain stakeholders, and bring depth in government relations and have driven partnerships that have helped to leverage the work of your portfolio.


A Relationship Builder: Able to establish and maintain a highly productive working relationship with various internal and external stakeholders including operational leaders, government, and like organizations. Will be an active participant in the sector, and be credible, engaging, approachable, open and transparent.

If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to see your resume.

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Questions? Feel free to reach out to our Recruitment Advisors, Ashley Dawson, at or Danielle Tadman at