Inventory - Financial Services Clerk
Government of Canada
Winnipeg, MB
Employment and Social Development Canada - Chief Financial Officer Branch
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
$47,729 to $51,518
For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

Closing date: 31 July 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad

Open to: Members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women
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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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

***We will only accept on-line applications received via the site.***

Your application in this inventory will be active for 90 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 3 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select
the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.
If candidates are pulled from this inventory and are unsuccessful, their application will not be given any further consideration. We encourage candidates to continue to consult the other external job opportunities posted by the Public Service Commission of Canada at following address:

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their pre-screening answers how they meet ESSENTIAL AND ASSET education and experience factors listed in the Statement of Merit Criteria.

FOR EACH EXPERIENCE CRITERIA, please provide the following MANDATORY information:

1- The period(s) in which you performed the functions (M-Y to M-Y); and
2- Specific details with concrete examples of tasks or projects demonstrating how the experience was acquired.


  • Verifies, reconciles, researches, and processes transactions within the departmental financial system (SAP).
  • Ensures transactions are in compliance with departmental financial policies, and directives.
  • Provides information and clarification to clients and employees on policies relating to travel and accounts payable.
  • Follows-up on outstanding financial transactions with managers or vendors.
  • Occasionally responds to enquiries received through the Accounts Payable telephone helpline.
  • Other duties inclusive of mail management, working in Excel, and scanning files.
Intent of the process
A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions within ESDC in Winnipeg.
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)

ED1.High school diploma

Degree equivalency

E1. *Recent experience in processing financial transactions using a computerized financial, accounting or banking system
E2. *Recent experience in providing client service

  • Recent: minimum 6 months within the last 36 months
C1. Attention to Detail;
C2. Applying principles and procedures

A1. Oral communication
A2. Written communication

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

EDA1. Two years of post-secondary education, specialized in finance, business administration, accounting or commerce
EDA2. Graduated with a degree from a recognized institution with a specialization in finance, business administration, accounting or commerce.

Degree equivalency

EA1. *Recent work experience with the SAP financial system
EA2. *Recent work experience using VIM (Vendor Invoice Management)
EA3. *Recent work experience in processing accounts payable within the private or public sector
EA4. *Recent experience with Microsoft Excel
EA5. *Recent experience processing travel
EA6. *Recent experience applying travel related policy

  • Recent: minimum 6 months within the last 36 months
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual imperative-BBB/BBB, English Essential

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

AC1. Thinking things through
AC2. Working Effectively with others
AC3. Client focus
AC4. Dependability

Operational requirements:
Available to work occasional overtime based on operational needs;
Available to travel for activities and for learning and training needs;
Available to work 7.5h/day (between 7 am to 6 pm) based on operational needs.

Conditions of employment

Reliability and credit check

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

As this process may be used to fill other departmental vacancies, your application (e.g. CV, assessments, results) could be shared with other hiring managers in order for the department to make optimal use of our pools. Candidates who refuse job opportunities, who are not interested in being considered, who do not respond to communications from ESDC on multiple occasions will be removed from the pool at the discretion of ESDC without prior notice.

Applicants are encouraged to apply ONLY if they are able to relocate or commute to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Please note that candidates (including employees of the Federal Public Service) will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and that travel costs will not be reimbursed for evaluations . Consequently, candidates will be responsible for travel costs.

Assessment will occur on an ongoing basis and may take place during the day, evening or weekends. Failure to attend assessment without good reason will result in the rejection of your candidacy.

Candidates 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.

A variety of assessment tools may be used (online evaluation, written examination, Public Service Commission tests, interview and/or reference checks).

A pass mark will be established for each essential qualification. Candidates must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. A candidate may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications and operational requirements. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be used as a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Top-down ranking can be used at any stage of the assessment process where only the top scoring candidates will be invited to the next stage of the assessment. Please note that different pass marks and cut-off scores can be used at various stages of the assessment process. Candidates who attain the pass mark might not be further considered in the process if they do not achieve the cut-off score.

All communication regarding this process will be administered via e-mail. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address and update their personal information when it changes. If special circumstances prevent you from having access to your e-mail, please communicate with the Contact person identified in this job opportunity.

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

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.