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Financial Assistant

Reference number: DIS22J-022629-000127
Selection process number: 22-DIS-MB-EA-NCR-428502
Indigenous Services Canada - Accounting Operations and Travel Management Corporate Accounting, Systems and Operations Branch Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer Sector
Winnipeg (Manitoba), National Capital Region - Other locations (Ontario)
$55,543 to $60,130

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 30 September 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Candidates must clearly demonstrate with concrete examples, IN THE PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS, how they meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential qualifications. Only screening questionnaire will be used during pre-screening process. We may use resumes as a secondary source to validate the answers to the pre-screening questions. Candidates who fail to provide sufficient information will be eliminated from further consideration.

Work environment

Please be advised this process will be used to staff positions in the new department of Indigenous Services Canada. The creation of Indigenous Services Canada is an important development in our renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples. These structural changes will allow our government to work more effectively with Indigenous partners to provide services that improve people’s day-to-day quality of life. The candidates are encouraged to visit the website https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada.html for more information on various programs and services

Intent of the process

When vacancies become available, candidates will be selected from the inventory using one or more of the following means: random selection of applications, top down selection of applications and/or specific asset criteria deemed necessary for the position(s) being staffed. Selected applications will then be screened and candidates will be contacted if their application is given further consideration in the assessment process.

For some positions, Public Service employees at the same group and level or equivalent will first be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants may be selected by other means.

This process will be used to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff positions with various tenures (term, indeterminate, acting appointment) within Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada.

Any candidates who are assessed and not successful in this job opportunity process will not be considered further but are welcome to reapply on future similar processes.

Please note that this process will ONLY be used to staff positions in Winnipeg, Manitoba and in the National Capital Region - Other locations (Ontario). Applicants are encouraged to apply ONLY if they are able to relocate.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

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

•Successful completion of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training or experience relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

•Experience in the provision of client services.
•Experience handling financial transactions or experience with a financial system.

•Communication – Oral
•Communication – Written
•Ability to work in a team


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


•Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics OR possession of the Government of Canada Financial Management Certificate.
•Actively pursuing and enrolled in the CPA, CA, CMA or CGA program.

Degree equivalency

•Recent* and significant** in using SAP or a similar financial system.
•Experience with Grants and Contributions.
•Experience with Travel Claims.
•Experience with Accounts Payable.
•Experience with Accounts Receivable.
•Experience with Journal Vouchers/Journal Entries.
•Experience in federal government accounting processes.
•Experience working effectively with First Nations, Inuit and or Métis.

*Recent experience is defined as within the last two years.
**Significant experience is defined as experience that would normally be acquired over the period of at least one year.

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Women, Aboriginal Persons, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disability.

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

Various language requirements
•English or French Essential
•Bilingual Imperative: BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

•Willing and able to work overtime on short notice.

•Reliability Clearance

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

All communication throughout the entire staffing process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

We may assess the essential and asset qualifications using interviews, written tests, reference checks or a combination of these methods.

Other sources of information (such as performance agreements, work samples, board member knowledge, etc.) may be used to assess the criteria identified on the Statement of Merit Criteria.

Candidates invited to the assessment stage will be required to provide ORIGINAL proof of their education credentials, i.e., their degree or official transcript. Failure to do so may result in you not being considered further in the selection process.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/

Should you be an employee of the public service, please identify clearly your substantive group and level, your employment status and your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) on your resume and/or application form.

Candidates must ensure that they are available for any testing or interviews required.

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.


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

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