Inventory - Various Accounting Officer Positions
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fredericton, NB
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Accounting Hub
Fredericton (New Brunswick)
$66,576 to $90,314 (Under Review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 17 February 2020 - 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

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.

Work environment

Duties of the position(s) may include:
Plans, organizes and supervises the delivery of financial accounting services including the application of mandatory audit/approval controls for expenditures/revenues. Reviews account payable and revenue transactions to verify compliance with statutory and regulatory financial requirements. Verifies funding availability and exercises Financial Administration Act (FAA) Section 33 payment authority.

Manages and implements the account verification process to comply with the departmental financial control framework.

Reconciles data from various regional/national systems, develops internal financial services delivery procedures/practices; and supervises subordinate support staff.

Provides input to and co-ordinates the preparation of financial accountability documents, including preparation of the annual submission to the Public Accounts of Canada, the reconciliation of data from various regional/national systems, and, provides regional co-ordination of the Integrated Relocation Program, the Government Travel Card Program and isolated post program.

Provides interpretations, advice and guidance to management and staff on finance-related legislation, regulations, policies, processes, and procedures; and, reviews, analyzes and recommends modifications to existing regional policies and regional, internal audit plans.

Reviews and identifies financial accounting deficiencies and enhancement opportunities; collaborates with regional and/or corporate systems development specialists when modifying and improving national standards, policies, procedures and systems.

Monitors and analyzes financial activities throughout fiscal periods; identifies problematic issues; and, recommends options for resolution, or enhancement of controls required to ensure the integrity of data, systems and information.

Develops and delivers training programs on financial management, government accounting and other aspects of financial administration.

Leads and/or participates on departmental and interdepartmental working groups and project teams, analyzes options and presents recommendations to Management.

Monitors deposit and banking activities and ensures that funds are accurately reflected in the departmental financial reports.

Intent of the process
Anticipatory - A pool of qualified candidate may be created and used to fill similar permanent and temporary positions with various linguistic profiles (bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, CBB/CBB, CBC/CBC) and various security clearance profiles at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Accounting Hub.
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)

A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics AND experience related to positions in the Financial Management Group; OR

Eligibility for a recognized professional accounting designation. The recognized professional accounting designations are Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified General Accountant (CGA).

Degree equivalency

Significant* experience related to positions in finance, accounting or auditing.
Significant* experience in analyzing problems of a financial nature and recommending solutions.
Experience in interpreting and applying policies, guidelines and procedures.
Experience in providing recommendations to supervisors or managers for the purpose of decision making.

  • 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 three (3) 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)

In possession of or actively pursuing a professional accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA or CPA).

Experience in assessing, implementing, or improving internal controls.
Experience supervising staff.
Experience in developing financial procedures for financial and non-financial employees.
Experience in delivering training and/or written or oral presentations to employees and management.
Experience in accounting operations (for example: Accounts payable; Accounts receivable).
Recent* experience in managing accounting operations (for example: Accounts payable; Accounts receivable).

  • Recent is defined as experience usually acquired in the last three (3) years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of policies, guidelines and directives governing federal government financial administration.
Knowledge of accounting for public sector.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to provide advice and guidance.
Ability to supervise and to lead teams.

Client Service Orientation
Values and ethics

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.
May be required to travel.

Conditions of employment
Various security requirements based on the position to be staffed (Reliability Status, secret and/or Top 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

The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line:

  • Applicants can create a profile and a résumé that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time;
  • Applicants can modify their application/ résumé at anytime BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement;
  • Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time;
  • Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results;
  • For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.
To submit an application on-line, please click on the button "Apply Now" above.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line, are asked to 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 must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

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

The Public Service of Canada recognizes that the diversity of its employees' population contributes to its strength and integrity. We are committed to achieving employment equity and developing a highly capable workforce that is representative of Canadian Society. We therefore encourage women (especially in non-traditional occupations), aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of the above mentioned Employment Equity Designated Groups.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

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 email for 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 email, it is your responsibility to inform us.

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.