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Government of Canada

Building the Foundation

Contribute toward the achievement of the team’s goals and develop technical competencies.

Rates of pay

Qualifications

The following are general qualifications. The job poster will list the relevant qualifications required for the job. We recommend you review these carefully when applying for a financial role with the Government of Canada.

  • Education: two-year post-secondary program 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

  • Performs financial activities in well-defined financial disciplines such as expenditure and revenue accounting and control
  • Interacts with supervisors and clients to obtain information, audit transactions and resolve routine problems
  • Participates in the development of financial plans, reports, controls or financial management tools
  • Applies guidelines to process transactions, researching information, analyzing financial data, and preparing draft reports or segments of reports
  • Provides information to supervisors and clients on routine finance-related processes and procedures
  • Ensures the validity of financial information to support resource allocations and expenditure and revenue controls
  • Monitors transactions and maintains up-to-date financial and business information to assist others
  • Extracts financial information and provides input into the preparation of reports, presentations, etc.
  • Reconciles departmental allocated budget and monitors resource transfers
  • Participates in special projects and financial reviews, assessments and studies
  • Analyzes, validates, and consolidates financial information
  • Participates in the development of financial policies, procedures and standards to support the delivery of financial functions
  • Assists in the development of financial planning, situational and strategic analysis documentation, as well as of communications materials relating to financial management issues
  • Supports others in providing advice related to financial policy to program and line managers and financial and administrative staff
  • Participates in the development of training materials and communications packages regarding new central agency and departmental policies
  • Analyzes the outputs of financial processes and transactions to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and central agency and departmental policies
  • Participates in the development implementation and maintenance of financial and materiel management systems
  • Participates in the development of processes and procedures on the use of new or revised integrated systems
  • Maintains user access and authorizations in integrated systems via user accounts and security profiles
  • Participates in the preparation of training materials to instruct managers and staff on the application and use of systems and reporting functionality
  • Provides support to users in their daily activities and application of the system