New Job Team Leader, Finance In Manitoba

Team Leader, Finance

Company : Canadian Grain Commission
Salary : $71,009 - $96,329 a year
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Canadian Grain Commission
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified period
$71,009 to $96,329

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Grain Commission

Closing date: 8 November 2021 - 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


In this selection process, there are three (3) streams:

STREAM 1 – ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS - Supports accounting operations, including payables and receivables, and ensures financial policies are followed. Provides costing support.

STREAM 2 – FINANCIAL SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS - Supports the maintenance of the departmental financial management system. Develops reports, implements system changes and coordinates process changes. Provides training and support related to the financial system. Supports the maintenance of an effective system of internal control over financial management.

STREAM 3 – RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL REPORTING - Supervises the unit responsible for: timely financial reporting to management, timely preparation and submission of financial information to Central Agencies, providing financial management advisor support to internal clients, coordinating and monitoring resource management.

Work environment

Are you looking for a work environment where your knowledge, ideas, and professional opinions are valued? Do you want to be part of a collaborative, supportive team? Apply!

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is a federal department responsible to ensure the integrity and marketability of grain for the domestic and international grain trade, from producer to global customer.

The CGC is a significant part of Canada’s dynamic and diverse agriculture sector. We regulate grain handling in Canada, set grain standards and conduct research on grain. At the CGC we strive to live our values of Excellence, Integrity, Respect and Accountability.

We promote work/life balance and we have an Employee and Family Assistance program to support you and your family.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff one full-time English essential indeterminate position in Winnipeg, MB.

A pool of candidates may be created to staff similar positions with various linguistic profiles and tenures (indeterminate, specified term, acting, deployment, secondment). This pool may be accessible for other government departments.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Eligibility for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation


  • Significant * and Recent ** experience in analyzing financial situations and making recommendations to management along with supporting options and considerations.
  • Significant * and Recent ** experience in using word processing and spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Significant * and Recent ** experience working with integrated financial systems such as SAP or Oracle.

  • Significant * and Recent ** experience in working with accounts payable and/or accounts receivable.
  • Significant * and Recent ** experience monitoring adherence to financial policy.
  • Significant * and Recent ** experience in conducting research, interpreting and providing advice on legislation, policies and procedures.

  • Significant * and Recent ** experience with the ongoing monitoring of internal controls over financial management.
  • Significant * and Recent ** experience in conducting research, interpreting and providing advice on legislation, policies and procedures.

  • Significant * and Recent ** experience in providing Financial management advisory services to internal clients.
  • Significant * and Recent ** experience in assessing financial issues and impacts related to financial planning, resource management, budgeting or forecasting.
  • Significant * and Recent ** experience preparing and presenting reports or briefings in various formats (such as financial reports, presentations or briefing notes) to senior management and/or clients on financial issues.

  • Significant is defined as 1 or more years in duration.
** Recent is defined as within the last 5 years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


The ASSET qualification(s) may be used for screening of applications and/or may be invoked at any time of the selection process.

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***.

*** The experience required must be related to financial management and relevant to the FI position being staffed. This experience can be acquired in the public service or through other means (e.g., private sector, volunteer work, self-employment or any other relevant experience deemed to be relevant by the hiring manager).

Degree equivalency

  • Experience in working with revolving funds.
  • Experience in defining financial system requirements and testing, implementing and supporting financial system changes.
  • Experience using SAP.
  • Experience using advance features within Microsoft Excel such as macros, pivot tables and vlookups.
  • Experience leading a team, project or task.
  • Experience in supervising employees and managing performance with direct reports.
  • Experience working in a finance unit in a government sector.
  • Experience in preparing reports for Central Agencies, such as Annual Reference Level Update, Public Accounts, Main Estimates, Departmental Plan, and Departmental Results Report.
  • Experience in working with revenues and/or user fees.
  • Experience in Costing.
  • Experience developing complex reports integrating data from multiple system modules or sources.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements


  • Applying Legislation, Policy and Procedures: The ability to interpret, apply and/or advise on legislation, policies and/or procedures.
  • Financial Management, Analysis and Advice: The ability to manage and use financial knowledge, information and systems to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work done within the organization.
  • Information Technology: The ability to manage and use information technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work done within the organization.
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
  • Thinking things through
  • Working effectively with others
  • Showing initiative and being action oriented
  • Client Focus

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities and women.

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required
  • Availability and willingness to travel occasionally within Canada

Note: Candidates may be required to meet one or more of the criteria under Asset Qualifications, Operational Requirements and/or Organizational Needs, depending upon the specific requirements of the position(s) being staffed

Conditions of employment

  • CPA Designation must be obtained within 12 months of appointment and must be maintained up-to-date and in good standing
  • Secret Security Clearance
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required
  • Availability and willingness to travel occasionally within Canada
  • Availability and willingness to undergo job-related training
  • Adherence to CGC safety standards and procedures
  • All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Note: Candidates must meet all of the Conditions of Employment at the time of appointment and must continue to meet these during the period of appointment.

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

Candidates will be asked, as per the application process, to answer screening questions for each essential and other criteria (education and experience). Candidates will have to provide specific examples, for each screening question demonstrating how they have acquired the education and experience criteria.

In order to manage the number of applications in the selection process, management may use top-down consideration of scores at various steps in the process, to determine the number of candidates who will be further considered in the process.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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.