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Employees may from time-to-time also become members of Project Teams. Project Teams focus resources on the development and deployment of specific initiatives, which may be product, service or project-oriented. These teams have approved plans, goals and timelines. Teams may consist of employees from different units or may be multi-disciplinary, depending on requirements. Project teams are intended to have a defined time-line and are not intended to encompass ongoing activities or duties, which should reside in Service Unit Plans.
Team Leaders or Project Managers may be employees appointed by the Management team, or Managers appointed by the Vice-President, Operations. They are expected to lead their teams by developing and implementing approved plans, and reporting on progress. The Management team participates in the review of plans, evaluates priorities and resources, team progress and provides advice and support to ensure team success.
This position requires a thorough understanding of the accounting process for all aspects of the Finance department, financial planning process, financial accounting, material management, asset control and reporting tools in order to extract data from various systems. The incumbent must develop a thorough knowledge of CCOHS, its mandate, products and services, the Financial Administration Act and Treasury Board and Receiver General Policies and directives. The incumbent must be knowledgeable in financial systems and required to understand, guide and implement effective internal controls to meet Sarbanes Oxley requirements. Strong financial acumen and analytical ability is needed along with knowledge of Canadian GAAP and financial statement disclosure.
The incumbent must have the ability to balance multiple priorities in dealing with several departments in the federal public service.
The incumbent must be highly proficient in Excel, Word and have a working knowledge of Access and must also be familiar with accounting systems software and reporting packages.
The incumbent must possess the skills to determine the cause of discrepancies and the ability to resolve the problems and issues. They must be able to interpret information from other managers to determine their needs and make adjustments as required. The incumbent must be able to interpret and analyze various policies and procedures to ensure proper adjustments are made. When an error occurs it is necessary to investigate it, take action to determine the source of the problem, make the correction and then make an adjustment to the system/process to prevent the error from reoccurring. It is imperative that the incumbent be able to solve problems independently and in a short time frame as well. The incumbent must also be able to apply their problem solving skills to various ad-hoc analyses.
The work generated by this role has a wide spread impact on the organization. The annual financial statements form a critical part of the CCOHS Annual Report and are discussed at the Council of Governor’s level and tabled in Parliament. The internal financial statements are widely used for decision making purposes including allocation of resources and product rationalization. The financial results reported to central accounting are used for the public accounts of Canada and this role is key in ensuring that CCOHS meets the strict reporting deadlines as dictated by PWGSC and Treasury Board.
The incumbent will be asked to develop CCOHS specific procedures for the finance staff to follow. The position is also responsible to research, interpret and ensure compliance with various government policies and procedures. The VP Finance CFO, Accounting Manager, Senior Management and Service Unit managers rely on the incumbent to produce accurate reports and provide analysis in order to support the management’s decision making.
Physical Effort: intermittent keyboarding every day
Physical Environment: general office environment with intermittent keyboarding up to five hours per day.
Sensory Attention: concentration is needed for in-depth analysis; visual attention is required to detail/numbers. There is constant proofreading of numerical data to ensure accuracy.
Mental Stress: there is a need for financial accuracy, discretion, confidentiality; there are many deadlines, multiple demands and conflicting priorities; the incumbent has the final verification on several reports. Deadlines are inflexible which may cause stress. There are multiple systems used and many are outdated and this causes delays in finishing work.
Within the range of
$69,936 to $90,044 (CCOHS-09) per annum.
Monday, July 23, 2018
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We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.