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Government of Canada


Provide sound financial business advice and guidance to clients with potential to gain supervisory experience.
Rates of Pay


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

Responsibilities Within Various Finance Areas

  • Provides advice and guidance on government-wide legislation, including policy instruments and accounting principles
  • Manages the reconciliation of the General Ledger to the Central Accounts, and investigates and corrects unreconciled amounts
  • Participates in the design and implementation of the accounting module in financial systems
  • Liaises and facilitates the information requests of the Office of the Auditor General and external financial auditors, and provides support to internal audit engagements 
  • Leads a consultative financial planning process and the development of resource allocation strategies for the department
  • Recommends actions to resolve financial, business and resource allocation issues
  • Develops options to maximize the use of approved financial resources through cash management and risk management strategies
  • Plans, writes, and coordinates the consolidation, development and analysis of financial and business planning reports
  • Leads and coordinates budget allocation and forecasting exercises, including analyzing variances, challenging assumptions, highlighting risks, and drafting recommendations to senior managers and clients
  • Represents the department on consultations with TBS to clarify submissions and reporting related to the expenditure management system
  • Monitors changes to applicable regulations and policy instruments, and analyzes the effect on financial and client operations
  • Provides advice and training to clients on assigned financial management responsibilities, including budget planning, forecasting, controls and costing
  • Provides functional advice and guidance to other financial management staff
  • Leads and plans special projects
  • Leads and/or conducts reviews of policies, programs and processes
  • Assesses departmental compliance with internal and central agency policy instruments
  • Supervises staff in the development of action plans and process re-engineering initiatives to address non-compliance issues
  • Provides advice and training on policy instruments, including interpretation to colleagues, clients and senior management
  • Provides responses to Access to Information and Privacy requests
  • Participates on departmental committees or in working groups, providing policy advice on the development of processes, procedures and system changes
  • Represents the department on interdepartmental working groups and contributes to the development of government-wide financial management policy
  • Analyzes, interprets and applies legislation, policies, procedures and/or standards in novel or unique situations where multiple interpretations and courses of action need to be considered
  • Develops policies, procedures and guidelines that address complex and multi-faceted issues
  • Develops tools and mechanisms used in the implementation, training and evaluation of policies, directives and guidelines
  • Meets with clients to evaluate system requirements and advise on alternatives and solutions to meet business needs
  • Provides advice to management throughout all phases of the systems development life cycle, from assessment of change requests to post-implementation evaluation
  • Participates in working groups to develop best practices and procedures
  • Develops and conducts training programs for trainers
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots complex end-user problems and issues
"Supporting one of the key departments in Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely rewarding. Each day brings interesting work, from advising to helping fellow employees get properly equipped at home. Plus, I also have the privilege of working with a caring team."
Court, Financial Advisor Public Services and Procurement Canada 
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