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Inventory - Senior Forensic Accountant - Don't miss this opportunity!

Reference number: SVC20J-010864-001478
Selection process number: 2020-SVC-EA-HQ-376789A
Public Services and Procurement Canada - Departmental Oversight Branch - Integrity and Forensic Accounting Management Group
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Surrey (British Columbia), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Saint John (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Aurora (Ontario), Hamilton (Ontario), Milton (Ontario), Mississauga (Ontario), Newmarket (Ontario), Niagara Falls (Ontario), Orillia (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Greater Toronto Area - Other locations (Ontario), Anjou (Québec), Beaconsfield (Québec), Dorval (Québec), Gatineau (Québec), Lachine (Québec), Lasalle (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (Québec), Pointe-aux-Trembles (Québec), Pointe-Claire (Québec), Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Québec), Verdun (Québec), Ville St-Laurent (Québec), Montréal - Other locations (Québec), Regina (Saskatchewan)
$96,037 to $116,602

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Services and Procurement Canada

Closing date: 10 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. 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.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

► The date of the first extraction of applications has been postponed until FEBRUARY 3RD, 2021. Subsequent extractions will take place on an "as and when required" basis.

► Public Services and Procurement Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision and PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN to qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) in such cases. For more information on the process of self-declaration, head over to : https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/appointment-framework/employment-equity-diversity/self-declaration-information.html

Work environment

Forensic Accounting Management Group (FAMG)

The Forensic Accounting Management Group, Departmental Oversight Branch, PSPC is launching a recruitment campaign to staff various positions at the AU-01 to AU-04 levels over the next 2 years. We are looking for dynamic candidates who have a passion for combining accounting, auditing, and investigative techniques to examine financial crimes.

We provide specialized forensic accounting services to municipal, provincial, national and international governments, law enforcement agencies and prosecution services on criminal investigations with financial elements, such as white collar crime, proceeds of crime, commercial crime, money laundering, securities market fraud, organized crime, and terrorist financing activities. Our services are provided by highly trained forensic accountants through specialized advice, detailed reports, and expert witness testimony on the financial aspects of criminal investigations.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially qualified candidates may be established through this process in order to staff identical or similar positions within Public Services and Procurement Canada with various language requirements, security requirements and tenures.

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN to candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) therefore we encourage you to complete the self-declaration portion of the application.

Our intent is currently to staff a total of seven (7) AU-04 positions with this process; six (6) starting in the Spring of 2021 and one (1) in the following calendar year.

Our efforts will first focus on the following regions : NCR (Ottawa/Gatineau), Atlantic (Halifax/St. John's/Saint John), Western (Vancouver/Surrey/Calgary/Edmonton) and Ontario (GTA/Mississauga/Newmarket/Hamilton/Aurora/Milton/Orillia/Niagara).

Our focus will then shift to Winnipeg and Regina in the following calendar year.

All positions to be staffed currently are English Essential with the exception of one (1) potential Bilingual BBB position in the NCR.

Positions to be filled: 7

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Respond to the screening questions as directly prompted in the application by writing one or two paragraphs demonstrating how you meet each of the criteria and ensure that clear and accurate details are provided. You must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE requirements listed in the essential and asset qualifications sections (if applicable). The screening board cannot make any assumptions about your experience. It is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current duties. Your resume will ONLY be used as a secondary source of information to validate your experience.

*** You must meet ALL essential qualifications in order to be partially qualified in the pool. Asset qualifications, under the "other qualifications" sections, are not essential, but may be deciding factors at any stages of the process. ***


• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in accounting, business administration, commerce, finance or some other specialty relevant to the position.


• Possession of a recognized professional accounting designation. The recognized professional accounting designations are Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified General Accountant (CGA).

Degree equivalency


• Four (4) years of experience in the use of an electronic spreadsheet (Excel);
• A minimum of four (4) years of experience obtained within the last seven (7) years in conducting financial analysis involving multiple computations and deriving conclusions regarding those computations;
• A minimum of three (3) years experience obtained within the last seven (7) years writing or contributing significantly* to the drafting of accounting reports;
• Experience reviewing subordinate's accounting or audit work; and
• Experience planning and conducting professional accounting or audit engagements.


* By significant contribution, it is understood that the person had an active participation in the writing, analysis and calculations required for the writing of a report, but is not the acknowledged author.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


Graduation with a Master's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Forensic Accounting.


Possession of any of the following specialized designations: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); Certified Fraud Investigator (CFI); Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS); Chartered Business Valuator (CBV); Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) OR Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA).

Degree equivalency


• Experience in the use of tools used to collect, image, manage, analyze, summarize and/or illustrate data (e.g., i2, data extraction software, data analytics software, Adobe Acrobat, etc.);
• Experience working in the field of forensic accounting;
• Experience working in civil or Canadian criminal investigations;
• Experience working in investigation or forensic accounting in the securities industry;
• Experience identifying and developing tests for internal controls;
• Experience conducting quality assurance reviews of professional accounting or audit work; and/or
• Experience investigating various money laundering schemes and/or use of cryptocurrencies.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential
Bilingue imperative: BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements


• Knowledge of forensic accounting investigative methods used in a civil and/or criminal litigations context; and
• Knowledge of the various fraud schemes, legal elements of fraud and investigative steps.


• Ability to collect, organize and analyze financial information;
• Ability to interpret personal and corporate Canadian income tax documents and financial statements;
• Ability to plan and prioritize a workload;
• Ability to work under pressure;
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing; and
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.


• Professional judgment;
• Autonomy;
• Attention to detail;
• Effective interpersonal relationships;
• Initiative;
• Persuasiveness; and
• Client Service Competency - Level 1.

Our client service culture, reinforced through the Client Service Competency which is applicable to all employees is an important part of our department's strategy to improve the quality of services and strengthen the partnerships we have established with our clients. For more information, visit the following link : https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/sc-cs/csc-eng.html

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity


Willingness and ability to work overtime on short notice.
Willingness and ability to travel occasionally.

Conditions of employment


Public Services and Procurement Canada secret security clearance; and
Royal Canadian Mounted Police secret security clearance.

Some positions may also require Ontario Provincial Police security clearance level 4.

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

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

All job applications must be submitted on-line.

Extractions from this selection process may occur throughout and after the advertisement period.

Results from previous extractions may be deemed valid for future extractions. Candidates may only be assessed beyond the pre-screening phase once (1) in a period of twelve (12) months.

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

Reference checks may be sought, interviews and/or written examinations may be administered.

You must be prepared to provide the original or a certified true copy of your educational credentials and proof of citizenship at a later date.

Our means of communication with applicants is via e-mail. Please ensure to include a functional e-mail address, which will accept messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mails). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. We encourage candidates to provide a second e-mail address in their application.


Q : How does an inventory work ?
A : An inventory is a selection process that can be used by various hiring managers to meet their current and future needs. As a result, you will apply only once to be considered for multiple job opportunities at the AU-04 level.

Q : Can I send my application to the email address provided on the job advertisement?
A : No, all applications must be submitted online through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). Applications submitted by email will not be accepted or considered.

Q : What happens if I experience any technical issues with the GC Jobs website?
A : Should you experience any technical issues with the GC Jobs website, please contact 1-888-780-4444.

Q : My personal information has changed, what should I do ?
A : Simply update them in the "Personal Information" section, in the "My Job File" menu of your account. This will allow us to have your current contact information and ensure adequate follow-up in the event that your application is considered as part of a process issued from this inventory.

Q : What happens if my application is expired?
A : Your application will be active for 60 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account seven (7) days before the end of this 60-day period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

Q : Why was my application automatically rejected when I submitted it ?
A : In order to be placed in the inventory, you must meet all of the essential qualifications pertaining to education and experience at the time you submit your application. If you receive a message "Application rejected at screening" immediately after submitting your application, you probably answered "No" to a screening question assessing any of these essential qualifications. If you have incorrectly indicated "No", simply retrieve your application and update your answer to the screening question.

Q : What does it mean to be “included in the inventory“?
A : Once your application has been successfully submitted to the inventory, your status may be: "Date of disclosure of results: Listed in the inventory". This automatically generated message by the system means that your application can be considered. You will be informed in the event that your application is considered as part of a process generated from this inventory.


• All communications relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
• Random selection may be used for volume management purposes to identify which applicants will be assessed in this selection process.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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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