Inventory - Join the growing Finance team at ESDC! - Financial Analysts.
Selection process number: 2022-CSD-EA-NHQ-0083982
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.
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.
Are you looking for a financial position in a challenging, dynamic environment which offers growth and opportunity? Come join us at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) which has been named a Top 100 Employer in Canada for the second consecutive year!
The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration (CPA) Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be suspended as of June 20, 2022. Federal employees of the CPA will no longer be required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment. This follows a review of the current public health situation, notably the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada.
Further to changes made to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) to address systemic barriers for equity-seeking groups in public service staffing, permanent residents now have the same preference as Canadian citizens when appointments are made through external advertised hiring processes. The following statement replaces the statement in the ‘’Preference’’ section located at the bottom of the job advertisement (i.e. correct statement includes permanent residents):
***We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.***
Your application in this inventory 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 15 days before the end of your active 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.
For this process, we will only consider one application every twelve (12) months. If you are drawn from this inventory and are unsuccessful during the screening or assessment phase, your application will only be considered after a twelve (12) month waiting period.
→ Financial Analyst (FI-01) Role:
Reporting to a Senior Financial Analyst/Team Leader (FI-02), our Financial Analysts play an important role in supporting the Financial Services Clerks (CR-04) in our teams as well as our clients. They conduct financial analysis and research, using many different systems, and propose solutions. They become financial subject matter experts and are called upon to solve problems. They provide advice and guidance to their colleagues and clients. They verify financial transactions and exercise delegated signing authority.
This job could be right for you, if…
• You are a good team player and enjoy collaboration
• You are a motivated self-starter
• You are resourceful and not afraid of challenges
• You are able to think critically and exercise sound judgement
• You are driven by a fast paced environment
→ National Accounts Receivable (NAR):
This selection process is for the NAR team located in Moncton, NB. We are a team of approximately 30 finance professionals with positions ranging from the CR-04 (Clerk) level to FI-04 (Director) level. We have been growing over the last few years and currently have 12 positions at the FI-01 level!
NAR provides financial services to a wide range of clients located across Canada: Labour program, Service Canada Centres, Passport offices, Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Canada Student Loans Program, etc.
Our primary focus is the management of accounts receivables, but don’t be fooled; our work is complex and dynamic because each of our program clients have unique needs and circumstances. Our clients have different program systems/interfaces and are subject to varying legislation, which makes our work challenging. NAR is responsible for the receivables of the entire ESDC portfolio (valued at over $4B), including repayable loans, grants & contributions, penalties, program overpayments, etc.
We collaborate and work closely with various stakeholders, both internal and external to ESDC. For example, our partners at the Canada Revenue Agency handle the collections aspect of our accounts receivables. We also work closely with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). The Imaging and Receiver General Operations Directorate at PSPC helps us with various bill payment and banking solutions, including a large cheque processing and imaging facility in Matane, QC. And of course, we work closely with many other CFOB teams located across the country.
WHO ARE WE?
→ Get to know ESDC:
ESDC delivers a wide range of programs and services that impact Canadians throughout their lives. The Department provides seniors with basic income security, supports unemployed workers, helps students finance their post-secondary education and assists parents who are raising young children. We are very proud to serve our fellow Canadians! See for yourself on how we have an impact on Canadians: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/results/stories.html
Raison d’être: The mission of ESDC, including the Labour Program and Service Canada, is to
build a stronger and more inclusive Canada, to help Canadians live productive and rewarding lives and to improve Canadians’ quality of life.
→ Chief Financial Officer Branch (CFOB): CFOB employs over one thousand (1,000) employees across the country, approx. 50% of which are in the FI (Financial Management) Group. This branch supports the CFO’s portfolio which includes all aspects of financial management and stewardship with an annual expenditure base of over $170B. The CFO is also responsible for real property and accommodations, procurement and asset management, project governance, and financial management systems.
CFOB values its people, their wellbeing and their careers, as recognized in our branch priorities. The branch has been prioritizing the career development of its employees and exploring new possibilities to facilitate growth and success. For example, many employees have been supported financially via our Reimbursement of Tuition program, while pursuing the CPA designation or a university degree. Last year, $860K was invested in training and development for the CFO Branch alone!
Intent of the process
A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates will be established in order to staff various FI-01 positions at ESDC (temporary and/or permanent) that may be required.
Successful candidates are expected to work on site at our physical workplace located at 1081 Main St. Moncton, NB, full time, or with a combination of remote work.
We encourage all interested individuals to apply, even those in equivalent groups and levels.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
• Successful completion of two years or more of a post-secondary program with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics;
• Possession of the Government of Canada Financial Management Certificate.
For more information on the minimum educational requirements of FI positions, please refer to the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Qualification Standards: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/staffing/qualification-standards/core.html#fi
• *Significant and **recent experience working in one or more of the following roles:
. Accounting operations (eg. accounts payable, accounts receivable, bookkeeping, etc)
. Financial management (eg. financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, costing, etc)
. Financial reporting (eg. corporate/enterprise accounting, financial statement preparation, etc)
. Financial policy (eg. development, implementation of policies, providing interpretation)
. Internal financial controls (eg. development, monitoring, testing of controls)
. Financial analysis and advice (eg. conducting analysis, interpreting data and providing recommendations)
. Financial systems (eg. support, maintenance, testing, training, development of systems)
. Financial auditing (eg. evaluating financial statements)
* "Significant experience” is defined as being one in which the person's primary responsibilities include these duties and refers to the breadth and depth as well as complexity of tasks that could be expected to have been obtained by carrying out the functions for a period of approximately twelve (12) months.
** "Recent experience" is normally defined as experience acquired over the last five (5) years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)
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
• Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
• Showing Initiative and Being Action Oriented
• Thinking Things Through
• Working Effectively with Others
• Changing and Learning
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing
• Ability to communicate effectively orally
• Ability to apply principles and procedures
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
NOT REQUIRED, BUT NICE TO HAVE:
• A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics
• 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).
• Experience working with SAP
• Experience working with Publics Service Collections and Disbursements (PSCD) a module of SAP
• Experience using Microsoft Power BI to produce reports and data visualization
• Experience using advanced functions in Excel (e.g. pivot tables; macros, etc.)
• Experience in Accounts Receivable
• Experience in financial reporting
• Experience in financial analysis, advice and recommendation to clients
• Experience working in a federal government department or agency
At ESDC, diversity is our strength. If you’re a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a visible minority and are interested in bringing in different perspectives and insights, let us know by completing the Employment Equity (EE) section in your application. Appointments of members of these EE groups could be made to ensure our workforce is inclusive and representative of the Canadian public we serve.
• Availability and willingness to work overtime occasionally.
• Availability and willingness to work at the physical workplace located at 1081 Main St. Moncton NB, full time, or with a combination of remote work, in order to support operational needs
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
• Credit check
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.
WHY WORK HERE?
• ESDC was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employer and top family-friendly employers in 2022, offering an employee-focused culture with emphasis on continuous learning, career development and work-life balance. ESDC Employees - Canada.ca
• Career growth / opportunities:
o ESDC is one of the largest employers in Canada, with approximately 33,000 employees across the country;
o ESDC is the largest employer of FIs in the greater Moncton region;
o Here in Moncton, there is also another finance team in a different directorate that have FI-01 positions as well (Financial Management Services team);
o Since virtual work has become more prevalent, many local staff have been able to progress into other divisions of CFOB that were traditionally reserved for employees residing in the Ottawa/Gatineau region, including:
• Corporate Accounting
• Financial Systems
• Grants and Contributions Monitoring
• Change Management & Continuous Improvement
• Real Property
• Training and development: During recent years, many of our staff in NAR have benefited from the Reimbursement of Tuition program to complete their university degree or CPA.
• You want to make a difference in the lives of Canadians. ESDC delivers programs and services to each and every Canadian at some point in their lives, including the design and delivery of some well-known Government of Canada programs and services:
o Old Age Security
o Canada Pension Plan
o Employment Insurance
o Canada Student Loans Program and Canada Apprentice Loans
o Canada Education Savings Program
o Wage Earner Protection Program
o Passport Services
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of Canadian society. All candidates who believe they are qualified are encouraged to apply, including Black, other racialized and Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of the LGBTQ2+ community.
Applicants are encouraged to apply ONLY if they are able to relocate or commute to Moncton, New Brunswick.
Please note that candidates (including employees of the Federal Public Service) will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and that travel costs will not be reimbursed for evaluations. Consequently, candidates will be responsible for travel costs.
Assessment will occur on an ongoing basis and may take place during the day, evening or weekends. Failure to attend assessment without good reason will result in the rejection of your candidacy.
Candidates 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.
Application / Pre-Screening:
Candidates must clearly demonstrate with concrete examples (in the pre-screening questions) HOW they meet the education and experience factors listed in the qualifications, WHERE and WHEN they have acquired them. They must also specify the names of the EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS and the EMPLOYERS as well as the CORRESPONDING PERIODS.
Please explain how you meet each criteria in a maximum of 4000 characters per criteria. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes may only be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in your answers. It is not acceptable to put “see resume” in the space provided to answer the question.
Failure to clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the questionnaire. The breadth and depth of experience may be considered.
Candidates will need to provide proof of their education credentials ONLY at a LATER TIME in the process. Applicants with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for further information.
A written examination (take home or in-person) may be administered.
An interview (virtual or in-person) may be administered.
For candidates that have recent TBS Performance Agreements, a copy of these may be requested and used as a support tool for the evaluation of certain competencies.
Reference checks may be sought.
Written communication may be assessed through your pre-screening questionnaire responses, your résumé, and through written correspondence (email) or written exam.
A variety of assessment tools may be used (online evaluation, written examination, the dependability competency will be evaluated throughout the selection process. Public Service Commission tests, interview and/or reference checks).
You must meet all ESSENTIAL qualifications in order to be appointed to a position. Other qualifications or organizational needs may be a deciding factor in choosing persons to be appointed, depending on the requirements of the specific positions being staffed.
Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not necessarily mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process.
For volume management reasons: Management may also decide to use top-down ranking or random selection at any stage of the process, or to invoke one or more asset(s) at any point of the process.
As this process may be used to fill other departmental vacancies, your application (e.g. résumé, assessments, results) could be shared with other hiring managers in order for the department to make optimal use of our pools.
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent. We will contact candidates when the screening process is underway or completed. Candidates will be contacted by email and it is imperative that you provide a current email address that accepts e-mail from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis. It is your entire responsibility to inform us at all times of any changes regarding your contact information. If special circumstances prevent you from having access to your e-mail, please contact the person noted below.
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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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