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Government of Canada


Perform competently, effectively and collaboratively while strengthening technical, strategic thinking, and engagement skills.
Rates of Pay


  • Education: degree from a recognized university with a specialization in either: accounting, finance, commerce, business administration or economics
  • Professional accreditation: not required at this level; however, it is viewed as a desirable qualification
  • Bilingual capacity: desirable at this level but not required for all positions

Responsibilities Within Various Finance Areas

  • Establishes and maintains financial controls
  • Consolidates information for note disclosure in financial statements
  • Maintains and updates master data for financial systems
  • Prepares external financial reports and providing receivables
  • Ensures data integrity through reconciliation and analysis
  • Assists in departmental budget reviews and in providing historical information
  • Makes recommendations to improve the financial information in business plans and other financial planning exercises
  • Challenges forecast and analyzes expenditures against respective plans, and prepares reports with variances and recommendations for corrective action
  • Analyzes and challenges costing information for Memorandum to Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions
  • Participates in working groups designed to:
    • Conduct a range of financial and business planning and resource allocation activities
    • Monitor budget reduction exercises
    • Perform impact analyses on programs and expenditure plans
  • Develops information for briefing and presentation materials for managers
  • Provides advice on forecasting, planning and budgeting, and on using financial systems to extract information
  • Tracks budget information, reconciles adjustments and explains variances
  • Provides input into a variety of internal and external reports (e.g., Annual Reference Level Update, Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates, etc.)
  • Participates in multidisciplinary project teams in the development and implementation of financial management policies and procedures
  • Provides support, advice and guidance to clients in clarifying and interpreting financial policies and procedures
  • Participates in departmental and interdepartmental working groups in the implementation of government-wide initiatives that impact on financial management
  • Monitors the effectiveness of departmental financial management policies and related procedures
  • Analyzes the impacts of proposed changes to financial policies or processes on departmental financial systems
  • Assists in drafting functional specifications for financial systems
  • Involves in testing system changes, analyzing results and recommending corrections
  • Develops user guides and other tools, and develops training on financial systems and related procedures
  • Provides support, advice and guidance to clients related to the financial system
  • Develops complex reports integrating data from several system modules