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Government of Canada

Deputy Chief Financial Officers (DCFOs) play different roles in support of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs): 

  • Steward: ensure financial information quality and control rationalization
  • Operator: promote best practices for the entire finance function
  • Catalyst: value best practices for all and lead organizational change
  • Strategist: focus on long-term, strategic issues.

"A career in finance in the public service is far from monotonous and routine. Each week is filled with ever-increasingly interesting challenges. We regularly face a variety of new issues and it is important to always assess risks from several angles before making a final decision."
Benjamin, DCFO and Director General of Finance, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 
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