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INVENTORY - Financial Advisor

Reference number: IMC22J-010985-000442
Selection process number: 2022-IMC-EA-38730
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada - Finance, Security and Administration Sector
Ottawa - Gatineau - Montreal
$72,074 to $97,774

For further information on the organization, please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Closing date: 2 September 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages


When you apply to an inventory, you are not applying for a specific position. Rather, you are applying for current or future job opportunities. Managers may use the inventory to fill their available positions.

If we select your application for further consideration, we will contact you for a test and/or an interview. We will notify you by email only if you are selected for further assessment. Please ensure that your contact information is always up to date.

We will accept applications until the closing date. However, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible because we will select applications from the inventory as positions become available.

Please ensure you read the poster thoroughly as the instructions contain important information that will be required in the application process. Failure to read the notes and follow the instructions could result in your application missing critical information thus providing insufficient information for the screening committee to complete your assessment and resulting in your elimination from the process.

Résumés will only be used as a secondary source of information, and not for evaluation purposes.


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Work environment


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a growing department and a top employer according to Forbes, the Union of Public Service Financial Officers, and Career Directory. We excel in all areas of employee engagement and consistently receive positive feedback from employees who report high level of satisfaction with their organization, their managers, their work, and their career opportunities.

- A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
- Opportunities for advancement
- A wide variety of positions to diversity your career
- Flexible hours of work and work life balance.
- A total benefits package including a competitive salary, health & dental plans, an excellent pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements.

Intent of the process

This process is used to establish a pool of partially or fully-qualified candidates, which may be used by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada to staff similar positions at an identical group and level with various linguistic profiles (bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, bilingual imperative CBC/CBC), various security profiles and various tenures using various staffing activities, in the National Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau) and in Montreal.

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)

Ed1. 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;
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).

* The term “degree” refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.
** The term “Eligibility” means the candidate has met all academic and work experience requirements of the program for a recognized professional accounting designation as outlined by the association.

Degree equivalency

E1. Minimum of two (2) years cumulative and significant* experience in a single or in a combination of the following areas:
(a) accounting operations (e.g. processing accounts payable or receivable; bookkeeping, reconciliation and data verification);
(b) corporate accounting (preparation of monthly or annual financial statements and/or external financial reports);
(c) financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis and production of financial reports;
(d) financial management advisory services (e.g. make recommendations to improve financial information and/or the financial situation, take corrective action on discrepancies);
(e) internal or external auditing;
(f) internal controls (implementation and/or review of measures and activities that provide reasonable assurance of the effectiveness and efficiency of financial management activities);
(g) financial systems (e.g. implementation, testing, maintenance, user support and/or training, development of user guides);
(h) cost estimation/costing;
(i) financial management of grants and contributions (e.g review and assessment of funding requests; monitoring of contribution agreements; coordination of payments).

E2. Experience in analyzing financial information.
E3. Significant* experience using Microsoft Excel.

* "Significant" is defined as the depth and breadth of experience associated with the performance of a broad range of related activities which were the candidate's primary work responsibilities and for a period of at least one (1) year.

C1. Values and Ethics

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

Bilingual - Imperative
Bilingual Imperatif BBB/BBB
Bilingual Imperatif CBC/CBC

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

A1. Ability to communicate effectively in writing
A2. Ability to communicate effectively orally
A3. Ability to identify and analyze problems of a financial nature and recommend solutions
A4. Ability to sort and filter data in an Excel spreadsheet for analysis purposes

C2. Adaptability & Flexibility
C3. Client service orientation
C4. Interpersonal Understanding

*For more information, please consult the IRCC Behavioural and Technical Competency Dictionary: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/careers/job-opportunities/competency-dictionary.html

PS1. Reliability

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


NOTE: Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Depending on the requirements of the position to be staffed, it is possible that one or more of the following '’asset'’ qualifications may be deemed essential.

AEd1. Possession of an accounting designation from a recognized professional accounting association (CPA, CA, CMA or CGA).
AEd2. 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).

*Eligibility means the candidate has met all academic and work experience requirements of the program for a recognized professional accounting designation as outlined by the association.

AE1. Work experience within the public service (including separated agencies and crown corporations).
AE2. Experience with Microsoft Excel advanced functionalities such as creating pivot tables, Vlookup Function, IF Function, etc.
AE3. Experience using the SAP financial system (e.g. data entry, financial reports).
AE4. Experience in using the SAS software and/or activity-based costing.
AE5. Experience in using BI tools (Business Intelligence) for financial analysis and producing reports/dashboards.
AE6. Experience in the supervision of human resources.
AE7. Significant* experience in developing financial plans, reports, budgets, forecasts or conduct expenditure analysis.
AE8. Experience in financial monitoring of grants and contributions agreement recipients.
AE9. Experience with working in a virtual environment with colleagues, supervisors or clients being located at a distance.
AE10. Experience with the Government Budget Cycle and Financial Policies.
AE11. Experience in providing support to users of a financial system.
AE12. Experience in assigning access profiles to financial system users.
AE13. Experience in delivering classroom and/or virtual training.

* "Significant" is defined as the depth and breadth of experience associated with the performance of a broad range of related activities which were the candidate's primary work responsibilities and for a period of approximately of one (1) year.

At IRCC we believe that our diversity is our strength! Through our staffing processes we are taking clear action to build a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the diverse perspectives of Canada’s population that we serve. If you identify as Indigenous, Racialized, Person with a Disability or a Woman please let us know by filling out the self-declaration section in your application.

Ability and willingness to work overtime as required (sometimes on short notice).
Ability and willingness to travel as required.

Conditions of employment

1. Security Clearance: Reliability or Secret

Security clearance is the responsibility of the hiring department and this element is not considered at the screening stage.

2. Suspension of vaccination requirement
Effective June 20, 2022 the vaccination requirement for the Core Public Administration (CPA), including the RCMP, will be suspended. As of that date, employees of the CPA will no longer be required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with our hiring processes. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

How to request assessment accommodation:


To avoid situations of conflict of interest and conflict of duties with the goal of upholding the values and ethics of the public sector and the public interest, applicants providing immigration consulting services (both registered and unregistered, paid and/or unpaid), would be required to recuse themselves from these duties for the duration of their employment, should they be appointed to a position within Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Moreover, prospective appointees who are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) would be required to resign from the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants. Of note, a “leave of absence” from the College does not meet IRCC’s requirement in the matter.

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Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

Please note that candidates' overall conduct and communications, including e-mail correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.

You may be assessed using a variety of assessment tools, such as, but not limited to: standardized tests, written exams, interviews, simulation exercises, reference checks, recent and past performance evaluations, self-assessments, candidate achievement record, etc.

IMPORTANT: Candidates will only need to provide proof of their education credentials when requested further on in the process. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. For further information, please consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at https://www.cicic.ca/2/home.canada?

Random selection may be used to identify which applicants will be assessed from this inventory.


The selection decision(s) may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
• Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
• Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed;
• Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
• Level/degree of one or more qualifications;
• Other key factors considered by management for the right fit between candidates and the job to be filled out.


1. Can I send my application to the email address provided on-the-job advertisement?

No, all applications must be submitted online through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). Applications and CV submitted by email will not be accepted or considered.

2. What happens if I have a disability that prevents me from applying online?

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying online are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605 (toll-free).

3. Why was my application automatically “screened-out“ when I submitted it?

In order to be “included in the inventory“ you must meet all the essential qualifications when submitting your application. Should you receive a "screened-out" message immediately after submitting your application, you have likely responded 'No' to a screening question assessing an essential qualification. If you incorrectly responded 'No' to a qualification you do in fact possess, simply retrieve your application and update your response to the screening question.

4. Some advertisements state that random selection may be used to identify which applicants will be assessed during the appointment process. What is random selection?

Random selection is a strategy that is sometimes used to manage applicant volume. It identifies a sub-sample of applicants by applying the element of chance at some point during the appointment process, using criteria identified by the hiring organization.

5. How is this sub-sample of applicants determined?

To determine the sub-sample of applicants, the hiring organization identifies the following:
- criteria that candidates must meet; and
- the number of candidates to be selected.

With the assistance of an electronic system that contains information on all applicants, candidates who meet these criteria are identified and the sub-sample is randomly selected from that group. The Public Service Resourcing System - the electronic system used to advertise job opportunities within the Public Service of Canada, and receive and select applications - performs the random selection function.

6. What does it mean to be “included in inventory“?

When submitting your application, your status may be: Results available: included in inventory. This system-generated message that refers only to your application having been successfully submitted to the inventory.


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.

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