What is a Business Administrator?

The Business Administrator is a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible, under the direction of the Medical Officer of Health, for the planning, organization, and administration of the staff and services of the administration department.

This position is also responsible for accounting and finance, as well as management and security of the Health Unit’s technological systems. It maintains and develops Board of Health property, equipment and leasehold improvements. It takes the lead on human resource management and has overall responsibility for the integrity and accuracy of the payroll system and facilities.

What do you need to do to become a Business Administrator?

A Business Administrator or Director of Administration needs a bachelor’s degree in business administration or commerce. An Master of Business Administration (MBA) or formal accounting designation is also important. A Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation is an asset. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are important too.

What is the best part about being a Business Administrator at the Perth District Health Unit?

Working with all the different departments at the Perth District Health Unit.

What is the most challenging part about being a Business Administrator at the Perth District Health Unit?

Creating a balanced budget under current fiscal constraints.

Thinking about becoming a Business Administrator?

You must be knowledgeable about, and comply with, applicable legislation, collective agreements, standards of relevant regulatory bodies (example – Occupational Health and Safety Act), Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards, privacy legislation, current accounting practices and labour laws.