Senior Financial Analyst - Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
Selection process number: 21-PSC-AD-PWD-EA-FI03-1
The Government of Canada strives to be representative of the population it serves in all its diversity. To that end, we have committed to hiring over 5000 persons with disabilities by 2025 in a variety of fields across the federal public service.
Financial Management is at the heart of all Government of Canada activities. Whether working in the areas of accounting operations, resource management, financial policy or financial systems, the Senior Financial Analyst is a project leader, a supervisor, a consultant and a key partner in all facets of program delivery.
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in collaboration with the HR Council and the Public Service Commission is leading a Senior Financial Analyst staffing initiative on behalf of departments and agencies across the federal public service.
We are committed to fostering a respectful, equitable and accessible environment that explicitly supports a culture of inclusion at all levels.
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Depending on your area of expertise, you could be:
• Managing the reconciliation of the General Ledger to the Central Accounts and provide support to internal audit commitments.
• Developing options to maximize the use of approved financial resources through cash management and risk management strategies.
• Participating on departmental committees or in working groups, providing policy advice on the development of processes, procedures and system changes.
• Providing advice to management throughout all phases of the systems development life cycle, from assessment of change requests to post-implementation evaluation.
How does financial management reflect the Government of Canada’s priorities?
Financial management policy guides departments and agencies in the delivery of their mandate. These can include programs, projects and/or services that benefit Canadians.
The Government of Canada is invested in your success. The financial management functional community provides networking opportunities and a variety of learning and professional development events.
Successful candidates and hiring managers will have access to various options to implement any necessary adjustments to ensure a seamless transition into the role. For example, tools like the Accessibility Passport will help you and your manager identify and implement what you need to do your job.
These are some of the many ways we are building an inclusive workplace:
• Persons with disabilities and allies are working to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion.
• Shared Services Canada’s Accessibility, Accommodation and Adaptive Computer Technology (AAACT) is available across all government departments and agencies.
• Accommodation measures, or adjustments are available to you at every step of the hiring process allowing for a fair assessment of interested candidates and full demonstration of their competency.
Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to recruit seasoned financial professionals with disabilities to staff senior analyst positions across the country while contributing to a workforce that is reflective of Canada's diversity. If you are known for providing sound financial business advice and guidance and are ready for a change, this opportunity is for you.
This process is in support of current and future staffing needs at the Government of Canada. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for consideration.
Positions to be filled: 25
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
The application is your opportunity to provide context on your experience to the hiring manager. Your résumé may be used as a secondary source of information to validate your answers.
Positions require a degree* from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics AND experience related to positions in Financial Management.
Eligibility for 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).
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For all positions to be staffed, recent* and significant** experience in at least two (2) of the following 11 areas is required:
• Grants and contributions;
• Planning and resource management;
• Financial management advisory services;
• Internal control (quality assurance, risk management, monitoring);
• Financial systems;
• Accounting operations;
• Financial Reporting;
• Tax programs or services;
• Financial Policy;
• Cost accounting;
All positions also require the following experience:
• Experience in briefing and providing financial management advice and guidance to internal or external clients.
• Recent* and significant** experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with key partners.
• Experience in preparing correspondence, reports, presentations or briefing notes for senior management***
* Recent experience is defined as experience normally acquired within the last five (5) years.
**Significant experience is defined as depth and breadth of experience associated with completing the duties of the position for a period of at least two (2) financial cycles for each area.
***Senior management is defined by a manager occupying a position at the director level or equivalent.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Some positions may require experience in the following areas:
• Experience working with legislation, regulations, policies and practices related to financial management and accounting procedures
• Experience using financial systems (i.e. SAP/ Hana)
• Experience in monitoring or assessing Internal Controls or quality assurance or conducting risk assessments
• Experience in costing
• Experience in the review and analysis of grants, contribution payments, or funding submissions
• Experience in the use of data analytic tools (i.e. Business Intelligence tools)
• Experience in Internal Audit
• Experience in supervising staff
• Experience in assisting in the analysis, review or the preparation of key decision documents*
*These documents include Business cases, Financial statements and Treasury Board submissions, or Memorandum to Cabinet, or Order in Councils, or other material presented to central agencies.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
We are currently recruiting for English, French or Bilingual (English and French) positions.
Second Language Writing and Reading 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. You can access the self-assessment tests at the following address: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/second-language-testing-public-service/self-assessment-tests.html
Information on language requirements
• Knowledge of current trends, issues, and challenges in the financial management field.
These competencies are required and will be assessed, therefore you are not required to demonstrate them on your application.
• Ability to view issues with a strategic lens.
• Ability to collaborate with partners and contributors.
• Ability to adapt to change and maintain productivity.
• Ability to deliver on results.
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
• Willing and able to work overtime on short notice.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - • Secret clearance may be required for some positions.
All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
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
ABOUT THIS ASSESSMENT PROCESS:
You’ll be assessed to ensure that you meet the qualifications of these positions. This includes a review of the information you provided in this application and could include a test, interview and reference checks.
Accommodation measures or adjustments are available to you at every step of the hiring process allowing for a fair assessment of interested candidates. Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org how we can provide you with support that will allow you to perform at your best. Any information you provide in relation to accommodation or adjustments is kept confidential. Examples include accessible environments, different formats, larger fonts, adaptive technology, extra time, individual testing, and more.
REGARDING THE REQUIREMENT TO BE VACCINATED
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.
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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