Selection Process Number 2020-AUD-G-OTT-EA-041
Position Title Financial Analysts
Salary $ 77,611 - $ 94,158 (2017 rates)
Type of Advertisement
Want to Work for One of Canada’s Top Employers? The OAG may be the place for you!
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) was just selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers, and here is why:
The OAG takes pride in having a workplace that values respects and values the different backgrounds and talents of our employees, which are highlighted through cultural festivals and awareness campaigns. We recognize our employees’ personal needs outside the office and promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle through flexible work arrangements and generous time off policies. We offer peace of mind through a comprehensive benefits package that includes a pension plan, health and dental plans, disability benefits and an Employee Assistance Program. To learn more about the benefits of working at the OAG, visit our website.
By joining the OAG, you can also make a difference for Canadians. The OAG ensures that Canada’s federal and territorial governments are accountable and productive. We conduct independent audits and studies that provide objective information, advice and assurance to Parliament, territorial legislatures, boards of crown corporations, government and Canadians.
Intent of this process:
If you are looking for a new challenge in a well-established, fun and exciting Federal Government organization, then we are interested in meeting you.
Our intent of this process is to establish a pool of qualified individuals to fill future financial analyst positions within the organization with various tenures (indeterminate, specific period, interchange and deployment) at our Ottawa head office.
About this job
As part of the Financial Management Group, the financial analysts form a very collaborative, motivated and dynamic cross-functional team responsible for a wide-range of financial management services, such as strategic and operational planning, budgeting, financial systems, accounting operations, external financial reporting and financial policies.
Some of your responsibilities might involve:
Conducting detailed analysis of financial and non-financial information and presenting briefings and/or recommendations to management;
Providing regular and custom adhoc reports using multiple systems;
Maintaining and updating information in various systems while ensuring data integrity.
Preparing external financial reports, such as the Office’s monthly trial balance, annual financial statements, Public Accounts, departmental plan, departmental result reports, proactive disclosure;
Updating financial policies and directives; monitor compliance; provide advice to OAG management/staff on the interpretation and application of financial policies and procedures; and resolve related issues;
Participating in various projects/initiatives related to financial management.
Area of selection
This opportunity is open to persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
17th August 2020
Essential Qualifications for this positions:
A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a specialization in accounting, finance, business/public/office administration, or in another relevant field or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
Experience in analyzing financial and non-financial information;
Experience in providing advice and briefings to clients, stakeholders and/or management;
Experience creating customized reports to support management and decision-making;
Experience using software and applications such as MS Excel, Word, IDEA or other data extraction tools such as Oracle Discoverer or Cognos BI;
Experience interpreting, developing or monitoring compliance with financial policies, directives or accounting standards.
A Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation;
Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills particularly the use of functions, such as pivot tables, Vlookups;
Experience using a financial system, such as GX financial, SAP, etc.;
Experience in preparing or auditing financial statements;
Experience in reporting and budgeting;
Bilingual Imperative, BBB/BBB
A bilingual imperative appointment process means that a person must meet the language requirements at the time of appointment.
Information on language requirements
Second Language Evaluation—Test of Reading Comprehension
Second Language Evaluation—Test of Written Expression
Second Language Evaluation—Test of Oral Proficiency
If you would like to know more about the competencies that will be evaluated throughout the selection process, please look at our Competency Profile.
The following competencies could be evaluated by a written exam, interview and/or reference check.
Integrity and respect
Technical subject matter expertise
Personal effectiveness and project management skills
Personal and people development skills
Strategic thinking, rigorous analysis, and sound judgment
Productive and collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders
Innovation and ability to guide change
Clear and influential communication
The OAG is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability, or a member of a visible minority group.
Conditions of Employment
Alternative selection tool methods and reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all contact information provided is accurate and updated as required.
The OAG reserves the right to retain a specific number of candidates who best meet the essential qualifications of the position.
A top-down screening approach may be undertaken at each step of the process. Applicants who meet the essential and asset experience qualifications may be ranked according to the depth and breadth of experience they possess. Only the top ranking candidates would be invited to the assessment phase of the process.
Interviews may be conducted via videoconference or teleconference.
The OAG is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service.
Indeterminate employees at the same group and level, or equivalent, may be considered for deployment first.
Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency at the time of application. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information, at www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm.
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the OAG’s directives.
- Underfill: Candidates who do not fully possess the experience required may be considered for this position and will be employed on an underfill basis until they reach the full working level of the position.
Specific details and dates related to the candidate assessment phase of the process will be provided only to candidates who will be further considered.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Staffing team at firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date and time of the selection process.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.