Head, Finance
Gouvernement du Canada
Toronto, Ontario
4d ago

Job Summary

Major responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following :

  • Manage the activities of the Unit by developing objectives, setting priorities and developing / implementing procedures.
  • Supervise and mentor employees to ensure tasks are conducted in an efficient and effective manner. Promote initiative, provide feedback, and evaluate work performance.
  • Manage the financial resource planning, allocation processes and expenditure reviews by coordinating all financial forecasting and reviews of the region / branch.
  • Monitor budget inputs, adjustments and expenses in the Service corporate financial management system.
  • Act as a resource person by providing advice on financial issues to managers and liaising with stakeholders on policy interpretation and financial authority issues.
  • Conduct a continuing review and evaluation of the program by recommending annual budget and resource requirements.
  • Provide guidance to managers on budgets and planned expenditures.
  • Ensure ongoing effective communication and working relationships between the unit and other Service regional and headquarters counterparts.
  • Collect and analyze financial and non-financial data from multiple sources to develop and propose solutions / recommendations in support of sound decision making.
  • Participate in internal or external working groups on major financial initiatives.
  • Education

  • Undergraduate degree with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce, management or economics;
  • One of the following recognized professional accounting designations : Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
  • The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada. If you completed a program outside of Canada you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.

    NOTE : Any higher level of education in a related field of study could be recognized as experience.


  • Two (2) years of experience in at least 2 of the following areas :
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Corporate Budgeting
  • Internal Controls
  • Financial Management Advisor
  • Financial Policy
  • Financial Systems and Reporting
  • Accounting Operations
  • Experience in providing advice and making recommendations used by senior management to inform decisions. Your cover letter must provide the details of three experiences that clearly explain the issue, your advice and recommendation, and the potential or realized outcomes of the decision taken.
  • Experience preparing briefing materials, reports, and presentations for managers.
  • ASSET :

  • Experience in a Finance role as an FI-02 or FI-03 in the Federal Public Service.
  • Experience representing the organization in liaising with central agencies (TBS, Department of Finance, PCO).
  • Experience developing costing models.
  • Experience developing or playing a challenge function on Cabinet documents (TB Submissions, Memorandum to Cabinet, Federal Budget Submission).
  • Experience in a supervisory role.
  • Competencies

  • Create vision and strategy
  • Mobilize people
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
  • Promote innovation and guide change
  • Achieve results
  • Uphold integrity and respect
  • Conditions of Employment

  • Upon appointment, an employee shall remain in their new position for two (2) years.
  • Flexible work schedule may be needed.
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