Financial Advisor
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Vancouver, BC
Public Services and Procurement Canada - Finance & Administration Branch (FAB)
Vancouver (British Columbia), Ottawa (Ontario), Gatineau (Québec)
FI-03 - Financial Advisor
$89,440 to $115,257

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Services and Procurement Canada

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Closing date: 25 November 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

For a third year, Public Services and Procurement Canada has been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. We invite you to join an organization that is committed to ensuring an inclusive workplace and respect for all!

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
We will only accept on-line applications received via the site. To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.
All information collected during the selection process, from the time the application is submitted to the end of the process, may be used to assess candidates.
The selection committee could use different methods to manage the volume of candidates. Also, various evaluation tools will be used.

Work environment

As an organization, PSPC strives to give all its employees opportunities to achieve organizational, professional and personal goals in a respectful and inclusive workplace, mobilized and supported by leadership at all levels. For more information on PSPC's People Management Philosophy and Our Commitments please see the following link:

The Finance and Administration Branch provides financial, corporate accommodation, material management and procurement services on a regional and national basis for Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). As the engine that powers the Government of Canada, PSPC supports the daily operations of nearly 106 federal departments and agencies. We provide innovative common services to government and help departments focus on what they do best, serving Canadians.

We offer a dynamic work environment that values teamwork and innovation. We guide our actions towards respecting the Department's values by demonstrating leadership, respect, integrity and excellence.
If your goal is to build a challenging career for yourself, our team is for you. We offer professional development and advancement to match your ambitions. Several areas of administration and finance are to be explored and flexible work arrangements are available.

Careers available in the following areas:
  • Accounting and controls;
  • Financial management;
  • Cost-based management;
  • Financial planning and reporting;
  • Policies and procedures;
  • Financial systems.
Intent of the process

Anticipatory staffing process. A pool of partially qualified candidates will be created and may be used within the Public Service and Procurement Canada to fill future indeterminate and temporary vacancies through term appointment, indeterminate appointment, acting, assignment, secondment and/or deployment.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Bachelor degree from a recognized university with specialization in one of the following fields: accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics; OR Member of a recognized professional accounting designation (CPA-CA or CPA- CGA or CPA- CMA).

Degree equivalency

Recent (Note 1) and significant (Note 2) experience in two (2) or more of the following finance areas:

  • Financial Management (Financial planning; budgeting and forecasting; reporting; advisory services)
  • Financial Operations
  • Financial Systems
  • Internal controls
  • Cost Management (costing and charging)
  • Investment Management; including preparation or review of Cabinet documents;
  • Development or revision or interpretation of financial policy instruments;
  • Accrual Budgeting.
Note 1: As part of this process, “recent experience” is defined as experience acquired in the last 5 years.

Note 2: As part of this process, “significant” experience is understood to mean the depth and breadth of experience associated with having performed a broad range of various, complex related activities which are acquired over a period of 2 years, at the FI-02 group and level or equivalent level. In other words, we are looking for individuals who have dealt with multiple financial cycles, who have brought projects to fruition, who have established lessons learned, followed up on implementation, and have corrected or enhanced results in a financial management environment.

Candidates MUST clearly answer the screening questions, and clearly demonstrate how they meet each screening criteria (Essential qualifications: Education and experience and asset qualifications) in the following format:

Enter each screening criteria chosen as a HEADER, then explain how you meet this qualification; 1-2 paragraphs demonstrating that you have the studies required, as well as the experiences.
Specify the PERIOD OF TIME you have held these functions (FROM month-year TO month-year) as well as the GROUP and LEVEL.

The Screening Committee will not make any assumptions about your experience. It is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications, or to list your current or past duties.

The curriculum vitae will be a secondary source to confirm the experience described in the screening questions.



  • Also see note in Asset Qualifications
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Please note that the majority of positions in the National Capital Region are bilingual imperative - CBC/CBC.
The majority of positions in the Vancouver region are English Essential.

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

CO-01 Strategic Lens
CO-02 Collaboration
CO-03 Adaptability
CO-04 Results Driven
CO-05 Initiative
CO-06 Client Service Competency (Level 2: Ensures high-quality client service)
CO-07 Ability to communicate effectively in writing
CO-08 Ability to communicate effectively orally

Client Service Competency:

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

AED1- Member of a recognized professional accounting association (CPA-CA or CPA-CGA or CPA- CMA).

Degree equivalency

***NOTE: Should you have asset qualifications, please state them all on your application as they may be used for placement purposes.

AEx1- Leading work teams or supervising employees;
AEx2- Working with SAP financial system;
AEx3- Financial system business requirements analysis;
AEx4- Project management;
AEx5- Provision of financial advice and guidance to *senior management;
AEx6- Preparing briefing notes;
AEx7- Preparing presentations;

***”Senior management” is defined as director level and above.

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required
  • Willingness and ability to travel occasionally
Conditions of employment

  • Reliability status security clearance
  • Some positions may require confidential or secret security 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


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.