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ANTICIPATORY PROCESS - Federal Government is looking for senior financial analysts

Reference number: SVC22J-022746-000008
Selection process number: 2022-SVC-EA-HQ-428336
Public Services and Procurement Canada - Finance Branch
Edmonton (Alberta), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Gatineau (Québec)
FI-02
$72,074 to $97,774

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👥 Self-declaration: Want to learn more?

Closing date: 28 November 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

Giving you the best chance to succeed!
At Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) we are committed to running inclusive and barrier-free recruitment processes.

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance at any steps of the assessment process (such as during a written test or an interview), you may request an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove barriers, and to ensure that candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. Should you wish to be accommodated, please direct your inquiry to the contact identified at the bottom of this poster. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

For more information on assessment accommodation visit the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html

𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗦𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡:
An information session on how to apply for this FI-02 process will be given in English on November 17, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.(EST) and a French session will be presented on November 17, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (EST).

Important note - Only one (1) English and one (1) French session will be offered. The presentation material will be used exclusively by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to deliver the information session. Please note that the material will not be made available following the meeting.

*𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘀𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗯𝗮𝗿*

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗠𝗦 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/microsoft-teams/download-app

𝗘𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴:
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Meeting ID: 216 797 229 386 Passcode: MoKFrz
ID de réunion : 216 797 229 386 Code secret : MoKFrz

𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴:
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Meeting ID: 261 077 421 416 Passcode: ms5tq5
ID de réunion : 261 077 421 416 Code secret : ms5tq5

Work environment

📢 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲?
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The Finance Branch provides financial services on a regional and national basis for PSPC. As the engine that powers the Government of Canada, PSPC supports the daily operations of nearly 106 federal departments and agencies. We provide innovative common services to government and help departments focus on what they do best, serving Canadians. We offer a dynamic work environment that values teamwork and innovation. We guide our actions towards respecting the Department's values by demonstrating leadership, respect, integrity and excellence.

Careers available in the following areas:
❋ Budget, Cost and Investment Management;
❋ Cabinet Submissions;
❋ Financial Management Advisory Services;
❋ Financial Operations;
❋ Financial Systems; and
❋ SAP-Enterprise Resource Planning Transformation.

⭐ 𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗣𝗦𝗣𝗖!
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PSPC helps the Government of Canada serve Canadians. With a strong focus on quality customer service, we provide innovative common services such as real estate and building management, purchasing, banking, pay and pension services, and translation to other government departments, agencies and boards. By providing these centralized services to departments and agencies, we allow them to focus on what they do best: providing their programs and services to Canadians.

At PSPC, we are committed to achieving a competent, representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We work hard to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace through a variety of programs and initiatives. In fact, we have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the fifth year in a row and here is a list of some of our diversity and inclusion achievements:
❋ five diversity networks;
❋ a Task Force on Anti-racism, Workplace Culture and Equity;
❋ a national Reconciliation and Indigenous Engagement Unit;
❋ an Ombudsman for Mental Health (the first such position within the federal public service);
❋ an Accessibility Office and;
❋ a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Centre of Expertise.

Our Rewards:
💵 Compensation: PSPC offers a competitive salary. The Public Service Pension Plan is a defined benefits pension plan (indexed for inflation), where both the employer and the employee contribute.

📖 Learning and Development: PSPC offers career advancement opportunities and encourages innovative thinking in its work environment.

✈️ Vacation and Leave: PSPC employees start with three (3) weeks of paid vacation, two (2) personal days and five (5) days of Family Related Leave with Pay among other various types of paid and unpaid leave.

💻 Flexible Work Arrangements: PSPC offers flexible work arrangements, where operationally feasible, by providing support for compressed work week schedules, flexible work hours in order for employees to achieve their work objectives while achieving balance between work and home life. Furthermore, our hybrid work environment has, as a guiding principle, purposeful and meaningful onsite presence.

Intent of the process

Our intent is to staff positions within the National Capital Region, however, various locations may also be considered in anticipation of future needs. This advertised process is ANTICIPATORY and a pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established to staff similar or identical positions at PSPC with various tenures (term or indeterminate), language requirements (English essential, French essential, English or French essential, bilingual imperative: BBB/BBB and CBC/CBC and/or security clearance requirements (reliability or secret), which may vary according to the position being staffed.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

📖 𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
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✔ A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics AND experience related to positions in the Financial Management Group (https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/collective-agreements/occupational-groups/financial-management.html).

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✔ Occupational Certification
Eligibility for a recognized professional accounting designation. The recognized professional accounting designations are Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified General Accountant (CGA).

𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗜-𝟬𝟮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘃𝗲:
𝟭. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.
𝟮. Indeterminate incumbents of FI positions and of positions at Indian Oil and Gas Canada and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions that are equivalent to FI Group positions on August 1st, 2004 who do not possess the education level prescribed above are entitled to the following grand-parenting provisions:
𝗮. Incumbents of FI-2 or higher positions are deemed to meet the minimum education standard for those levels based on their education, training and/or experience.
This note also applies to persons appointed or deployed, for an indeterminate period, to positions in the FI Group after that date as the result of staffing transactions started before August 1st, 2004.
The positions at Indian Oil and Gas Canada and at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions that are equivalent to FI Group positions are those that meet the Treasury Board group and level definitions for the FI Occupational Group.
𝟯. The acquired rights provision in Note 2 also applies to employees who were grand-parented as a result of the FI conversion on June 23rd, 1987. Employee entitlement to grand-parenting protection is based on their last classification level in the FI Group.

Degree equivalency

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𝟭. Significant experience* in 𝗼𝗻𝗲 (𝟭) or more of the following finance areas:

• Accounting operations (e.g. processing accounts payable or receivable, bookkeeping, reconciliation, monitoring of accounts and data verification);
• Corporate accounting (e.g. preparation of monthly or annual financial statements or external financial reports);
• Financial planning and analysis, forecasting and variance analysis;
• Financial management advisory services (e.g. provide recommendations to improve financial information or the financial situation, take corrective action on discrepancies);
• Internal or external audit, verification, or assessments of financial statements, transactions or business processes;
• Financial systems (e.g. implementation, testing, maintenance, user support, training, development of user guides);
• Cost estimation or costing;
• Planning and managing of capital assets on an accrual basis (e.g. maintain assets on a monthly basis, analyze the accrual profile of capital assets) or
• Financial policy (e.g. develop or apply and interpret laws and regulations).

* Significant experience is defined as the breadth and depth of experience associated with completing the duties of the position for approximately two (2) years.

AND

𝟮. Experience providing advice and guidance or recommendations to various stakeholders (such as clients, partners or colleagues) on financial issues.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
* Please note that the majority of positions in the National Capital Region are bilingual imperative BBB/BBB.

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

📋𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗘𝗦
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✔ Client Service Competency – Level 1: (Delivers high-quality client service) (https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/sc-cs/csc-eng.html);
✔ Collaboration;
✔ Adaptability;
✔ Results Driven;
✔ Strategic Lens

📋𝗔𝗕𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗦
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✔ Ability to communicate effectively in writing;
✔ Ability to communicate effectively orally

📋 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐔𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐘
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✔ Judgment;

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗧 𝗤𝗨𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
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📖 𝗢𝗖𝗖𝗨𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
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✔ Possession of a recognized professional accounting designation. The recognized professional accounting designations are Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified General Accountant (CGA).

Degree equivalency

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✔ Experience working in the finance sector within the federal public service;

✔ Experience working in an Accounting or Auditing firm;

✔ Experience working in the finance field within the private sector;

✔ Experience in establishing and maintaining partnerships with internal or external stakeholders;

✔ Experience in preparing written documents such as briefing notes, correspondence or presentations;

✔ Experience in accounting operations (e.g. processing accounts payable or receivable, bookkeeping, reconciliation, monitoring of accounts and data verification);

✔ Experience in corporate accounting (e.g. preparation of monthly or annual financial statements or external financial reports);

✔ Experience in financial planning and analysis, forecasting and variance analysis;

✔ Experience in financial management advisory services (e.g. provide recommendations to improve financial information or the financial situation, take corrective action on discrepancies);

✔ Experience in internal or external audit, verification, or assessments of financial statements, transactions or business processes;

✔ Experience in financial systems (e.g. implementation, testing, maintenance, user support, training, development of user guides);

✔ Experience in cost estimation or costing;

✔ Experience in planning and managing of capital assets on an accrual basis (e.g. maintain assets on a monthly basis, analyze the accrual profile of capital assets);

✔ Experience in financial policy (e.g. develop or apply and interpret laws and regulations);

✔ Experience in using, modifying or manipulating data using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access at an advanced level (using VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)), creating pivot tables and macros and using complex formulas) or Microsoft Power BI or other business intelligence or data analytics tools.

𝗢𝗥𝗚𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗭𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗡𝗘𝗘𝗗𝗦
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In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates, who, at the time of application, self-declare* as belonging to one of the following designated Employment Equity groups: Women, Indigenous (Aboriginal) Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Members of Visible Minorities.

* We therefore encourage you to self-declare during the online application process by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity section.

For further details, please refer to the “Other information” section.

Information on employment equity

𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗥𝗘𝗤𝗨𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦
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✔ Willing and able to work overtime on short notice.

Conditions of employment

✔ Various security clearances.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

📌 To apply online, you will first need to create an account on the GC Jobs site. Once your account is created, return to the job poster and select the button "Apply Online" above.

📌 Please ensure that you read ALL points listed below, as this section contains important information about the application process. Failure to read these notes and follow these instructions could result in your application missing required information which may result in your application being eliminated from this selection process.
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📋 APPLICATION PROCESS - How to submit – 1st Step 📋
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👉 ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED 👈

🔎 INSTRUCTIONS - When responding to the screening questions, be sure you:

Ⓐ Clearly demonstrate how you meet each criteria (education and experience) by answering the online questions and provide concrete, specific examples of actions that speak directly to the experience sought.

Ⓑ Include when the example took place (month-year to month-year), background of each situation, what you did, how you did it, what your role was in the situation, and what was the outcome.

Ⓒ Focus on what you did. When referring to an experience achieved in the context of a team, set your role apart from the role(s) of others.

❗ Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached résumé" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected. Information provided on your described experience should be supported by your resume.

❗ Lack of DETAILS may result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board may have insufficient information to determine whether you meet the qualifications.
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📋 ASSESSMENT: Once your application has been retained – 2nd Step 📋
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A variety of assessment tools may be used in the assessment of candidates. All information collected throughout the selection process from the submission of the application until the end of the process could be used to assess the candidates.

Any assessment method that is considered appropriate to determine whether a person meets the essential qualifications may be used in no specific order, such as but not limited to, take-home test, interviews, and reference checks.

Assessments will be conducted remotely.

During the application or assessment process, both cheating and plagiarism are considered forms of misconduct and are not permitted. Any person found cheating, including those who help others to cheat, may be subject to removal from the selection process.
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📌Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. The lack of response to communications may be interpreted as a withdrawal from this process.

📌Depending on the number of applicants and department needs, volume management strategies may be used for the purpose of managing candidate applications.

📌Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.

📌 For the purposes of this staffing process, PSPC will adhere primarily to the FI Competency Guide (https://finance-community.canada.ca/en/careers-carrieres/fi-02/fi-02-overview.html?_gl=1*1ksayxk*_ga*MTI4MzUxMDk2My4xNjUyNzk5NDU0*_ga_XGKQYB3BVQ*MTY1MjgxMDc4Mi4zLjEuMTY1MjgxMDc4Ny4w) developed by the Office of the Comptroller General (OCG)

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Mélissa Duguay - Team leader Natalie Hébert, Senior Human Resources Assistant
Melissa.Duguay@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
natalie.hebert@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Date modified:
2024-02-26