Senior Post-Secondary Accountant
Financial Officer (TMA) R27
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
A unique opportunity to apply your financial expertise in this exciting role
The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training provides leadership and direction for post-secondary education and skills training systems in British Columbia as well as the dissemination of labour market information and the delivery of labour market programs. The Ministry plays a key role in helping British Columbians from every background and region to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The Post-Secondary Finance Unit establishes and distributes operating grants and student full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolment targets; monitors financial performance; and provides accounting policy and financial accountability advice to British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions (PSIs) and to other Ministry departments/branches.
As part of the Financial Performance team, the position develop, implement and monitor financial reporting policies and procedures to support the Ministry’s oversight of public post-secondary institutions, including analysis of institutions’ highly diverse financial health and sustainability; applies professional accounting and financial acumen to analyze and draw appropriate comparisons, articulate differences, and recognize and synthesize financial disparities; and is relied upon by the sector and the Ministry as subject matter experts in the field of PSAS accounting and best practices in budgeting and financial health.
If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria we look forward to you application.
This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Keely.Brandt@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Professional accounting designation, CA, CGA, CMA; and 4 years related senior level financial experience.
• Experience applying Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) principles, practices, methods and procedures in order to interpret financial results.
• Experience leading or participating in audit or review engagements.
• Experience researching, analyzing and evaluating financial transactions, reports and audited financial statements.
• Experience maintaining relationships and managing client needs/issues with senior ministry staff, senior level professionals and stakeholders.
• Experience in the preparation of business cases and cost-benefit analysis.
• Experience using computerized financial accounting systems, accounting software (e.g. CaseWare), word-processing, spreadsheet applications, e-mail and the Internet.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO
Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.