The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides strategic advice on the efficiency of expenditures as well as anticipating and promoting future trends. They also act as:
The public service offers several learning and development opportunities to support executives.
The Senior Executive Advanced Finance and Accounting Program (SEAFAP) is a specialized 1-year program designed for financial management executives working in the public service who do not possess an accounting designation. The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) delivers this program.
Competencies are measurable characteristics of an individual which underlie performance or behaviour at work. Executives are expected to demonstrate the Key Leadership Competencies to lead effectively.