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Job Title:
Common Services Delivery Point (CSDP) Banking & Accounts Receivable Specialist

$60,401 USD per year plus benefits

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in the United States



Washington, D.C.

Closing date for applications:
31-05-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the CSDP Financial Control Officer (FCO), the incumbent:
• provides accounting and financial services related to banking and accounts receivable activities of the CSDP client missions;
• provides advice, guidance and training on banking, revenue and account receivable related procedures of the CSDP client missions;
• performs cashier functions at the CSDP host mission; and
• performs other duties.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Qualifications

Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.


• Successful completion of a two-year post-secondary program with courses in accounting, finance or business administration;
• An acceptable combination of relevant experience, education, and training in the duties related to the position.


• A minimum of three (3) years of recent work experience in finance, accounting, business, public administration, or related administrative fields;
• Experience in completing banking reconciliations and performing accounts receivable duties;
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite; and
• Experience using SAP and/or other advanced financial systems (ERP).


• Fluency in English (oral and written)

Rated Requirements

The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include but are not limited to a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.


• Knowledge of general administrative processes and procedures; and
• Knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Powerpoint as well as MS Outlook.


• Interpret and apply government financial policies and banking processes related to operating a mission bank account and know when and what to bring to the attention of management;
• Ensure accuracy and attention to detail;
• Work independently when required and as part of a team;
• Manage multiple projects and determine priorities in order to meet deadlines; and
• Provide advice and guidance on best practices to client missions in areas such as banking, revenue and accounts receivable procedures and policy queries and safeguarding of public funds.

Personal Suitability:

• Effective interpersonal skills;
• Sound judgement;
• Adaptability;
• Client-service oriented; and
• Discretion.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Ability to work in French.
• Knowledge of the Government of Canada's financial procedures and policies.
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial processes, specifically accounts receivables.
• CPA designation.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with Locally-Engaged Staff Regulations of 37.5 hours per week. The incumbent may be required to work overtime on occasional evenings, weekends and holidays; and
• Travel may be required internationally to client missions and to Headquarters in Ottawa.

Condition(s) of Employment:
The conditions of employment are mandatory requirements for hiring and continued employment with the Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington, D.C.. These conditions may be reviewed on a periodic basis.
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

Area of selection:
The competition is open to internal and external applicants who are: • living in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area; • employees of the Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington D.C.; • spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff at the Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington, D.C.; • employees of any Canadian mission in the United States (relocation will not be paid in any circumstance); • legal residents or citizens of the United States; • meet all of the essential requirements stated below; and • whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington, D.C. does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
• Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

Important Notes:
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada (English or French) will be accepted. Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington, D.C. does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington, D.C. which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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