Job Advertisement: Accounting Manager (1-Year Temporary)

We Have a Big Name – and a Big Mission

We’re the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. But you can call us CCOHS. We’re a federal government agency that’s focused on a single mission: we believe everyone in Canada has the right to a healthy and safe workplace where they can thrive. Our tools and resources are designed to give employers and workers across the country the information they need to stay healthy and safe, both physically and mentally, on the job.

And that’s where you come in. The Finance Department is responsible for the centralized financial, asset and systems management for CCOHS and external customers. You will play a significant role in maintaining the CCOHS financial control environment while providing accurate and timely financial reports to management. You’ll be leading our Accounting team to make these plans a reality. Along the way you’ll help develop the ERP. You will work closely with managers to provide financial analysis and ensure their reporting needs are being met.

If you’re excited about helping to make a difference and being part of a culture that values innovation, professional growth, and your overall well-being, we definitely want you to read on.

About the Role

  • As an Accounting Manager, you will provide daily oversight to your team of analysts and finance clerks, and supervise the management of full cycle accounting inclusive of accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger management, business analysis and full financial reporting.
  • Reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, you will lead the preparation of the annual budget, and assist with various reports for external stakeholders, including the Departmental Plan, Departmental Results Report, and reports for the Council of Governors.
  • You understand the importance of high service quality, and will play a key role in implementing and managing financial systems and system enhancements such as CCOHS’ ERP. This includes developing the reporting functionality to provide value added information to all service units.

What You Have

  • University degree in Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Professional accounting designation is required (CPA)
  • Several years of experience in progressive accounting roles and experience in a financial management role
  • Federal government experience is a strong asset
  • Experience preparing financial statements, audit working papers and account reconciliations
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in implementing and managing BI reporting system
  • Experience in implementing and managing internal controls within an ERP
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personal data
  • Bilingualism (French / English) is an asset

Who You Are

  • An inspirational communicator who connects well with stakeholders and clients.
  • An analytical problem solver capable of managing full cycle financial reporting and processes
  • An enthusiastic believer of establishing process and achieving compliance with policies while driving solutions.
  • An approachable leader who empowers teams and creates an environment where new ideas and collaboration are supported.
  • A lifelong learner of leading financial best practices

Job Description


Within the range of

$99,571 to $128,197 (CCOHS-13) per annum.

Full-time, temporary, excluded position

Application Deadline

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

Quote File Reference Number: FI-128

Vacancies: 1

To Apply

If you are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you. Send us your application in confidence to quoting File Reference Number FI-128.

Attach resume as an MS Word or PDF document.

This competition is open to residents of Ontario only.


Here at CCOHS, we promote work-life balance, encourage personal development, and foster respect, civility, and inclusion. For more reasons why this is a great place to work and information on our comprehensive benefits and federal public service pension plan, visit our Careers page.

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 contact Human Resources at All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Note: Attaining Reliability Status Security Clearance is a condition of employment for all CCOHS positions. This position is temporarily remote – future travel to facilities may be required. All resumes are maintained confidential and are kept on file for a period of six months.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.