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Government of Canada


Lead teams, act as strategic business advisors to senior management and contribute to the promotion and implementation of priority initiatives.
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: essential at this level (CBC)

Responsibilities Within Various Finance Areas

  • Provides advice on policy instruments related to:
    • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
  • Implements reconciliation processes to ensure that program activities are inline with various guidelines  
  • Develops policy interpretations and guidelines on accounting and financial reporting for use by managers and operational staff
  • Reports on results against:
    • Internal and external audit plans
    • Special investigations
    • Reviews
  • Directs the delivery of department-wide financial processes, which may include:
    • Financial planning
    • Budgeting
    • Forecasting
    • Monitoring
    • Reporting
  • Develops strategies to resolve in-year and multi-year pressures by reviewing program information and performance
  • Acts as the focal point for in-year budget management and control, including:
    • Resource reallocation
    • Monitoring of expenditures
    • Monthly reviews
    • Year-end reporting
  • Coordinates the department’s processes for Estimates, including the preparation, analysis and quality control of financial information
  • Provides advice to senior management regarding the department’s financial position
  • Directs analysis conducted by staff, including verification of information for:
    • Memoranda to cabinet
    • Treasury Board submissions
    • Memoranda of understanding
    • Business plans
    • Budgets
    • Forecasts
  • Provides strategic advice to clients on the financial risks and impacts of:
    • Proposed plans
    • Changes to programs
    • Funding strategies
  • Leads change management efforts in the implementation of:
    • New systems
    • Processes
    • Policy requirements
  • Manages teams that conduct:
    • Special financial analyses
    • Costing exercises
    • Reviews
  • Communicates with clients and stakeholders and builds consensus through influence and negotiation
  • Delivers presentations to senior management and clients on financial management issues, pressures and risks
  • Directs the development and implementation of policy instruments and associated tools
  • Manages the ongoing monitoring of department-wide compliance with policy instruments
  • Manages staff and project teams to address non-compliance issues and take corrective actions
  • Directs the provision of policy interpretation and advice on departmental and central agency policy requirements
  • Champions new central agency and departmental policy requirements and initiatives for systems and processes
  • Delivers presentations to senior management on the impact of policy changes and solutions to adapt processes to ensure compliance
  • Represents the department on interdepartmental committees to influence the development of government financial management strategies and policy
  • Manages teams of financial system specialists in the delivery of financial system and reporting projects
  • Leads the identification, design and implementation of solutions to improve efficiencies in financial systems and business practices
  • Manages the identification of reporting requirements, including the design, testing and implementation of financial reports
  • Directs the delivery of training and supporting materials for:
    • New financial systems
    • Changes to existing systems
    • Related processes
  • Represents departmental interests on inter and intradepartmental committees and working groups
  • Produces briefings for senior management to:
    • Provide updates on the status of projects
    • Explain departmental and central agency initiatives and their corresponding impacts
"Driven by a sense of privilege to help ensure sound financial management for Canadians, I feel that I have found my calling in the federal public service. My days are never the same. I divide my time between various strategic meetings, working groups, and team discussions."
Amélie, Manager, General Ledger Integrity and Quality Assurance Public Services and Procurement Canada