Various Financial Officer positions

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Fredericton, NB (27 days ago)

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Accounting Hub
Fredericton (New Brunswick)
$54,694 to $76,725 (Under Review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 22 September 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Intent of the process
ANTICIPATORY. A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions with various language requirements (English Essential and Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC) within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. These positions may be staffed on a permanent or temporary basis (term, acting, assignment, secondment).
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics; or
Possession of the Government of Canada Financial Management Certificate.

Degree equivalency

Significant* experience in a financial environment, which must include all of the following sub- elements:
  • Accounting in a range of various subject areas and organizational structures; such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit or other relevant area.
  • Interpreting financial policies and/or procedures and providing advice to internal and /or external clients.
  • Using an integrated financial systems, for example Oracle or SAP.
  • Significant experience is defined as being one in which the person's primary responsibilities include these duties and refers to the depth and breadth as well as complexity of tasks that could be expected to have been obtained by carrying out the functions for normally two (2) years in the last five
(5) years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics.
In possession of a professional accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA or CPA).

Degree equivalency

Experience using Kofax/Markview software
Experience in account verification related activities
Experience performing financial reconciliation
Experience providing client support for accounting operations
Experience working in Federal Government accounting operations

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
English Essential, Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC.

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
Knowledge of financial management concepts.

Ability to identify issues, analyze alternatives and recommend appropriate courses of action.
Ability to plan and organize workload and set priorities.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to use Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel ) in a business environment.

Effective Interpersonal Skills
Values and Ethics
Attention to Detail

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to achieving a diversified workforce and to meeting our employment equity goals. Selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Persons with a Disability, Visible Minorities and Women.

May be required to work overtime (including on weekends).
May be required to work variable hours.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - Some positions may require Secret status.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE: Please submit your application online. We request that you DO NOT email, fax or mail in hard copy documents. If you have a disability preventing you from applying online, please contact 902-426- 4698 or toll free at 1-800-645-5605.

Reference checks may be sought.
An interview may be administered.
A written examination may be administered.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form.

Please ensure that your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) is included in your application.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of their education credentials prior to being appointed to a position.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

For this appointment process, our intention is to communicate with candidates by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Candidates who apply to this selection process must include, in their application, a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mail). If you do not wish to receive your results by e-mail, it is your responsibility to inform us.

Please note that candidates can be eliminated by the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) based on PSRS screening questions.

The Public Service of Canada recognizes that the diversity of its employees' population contributes to its strength and integrity. We therefore encourage members Employment Equity Designated Groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of these designated groups.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.