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Job Title:
Financial Control Officer (CSDP – Common Service Delivery Point)

54,967 GBP gross per annum plus excellent benefits. Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday.

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
Duration of term (assignment or acting) up to 5th July 2021 with the possibility of extension or indeterminate. This process will be used to create a list of eligible candidates for similar positions either term or indeterminate. The current position classification and job description will be impacted by the implementation of the new LES classification system. Information on the impact of the New classification system can be found at the following link. http://intra/missions/HR-RH/classification_review-FAQ-revue_classification.aspx?lang=eng. This position is a Locally Engaged Staff (LES) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in London.



Canada House, Trafalgar Square SW1

Closing date for applications:
21-09-2020 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Common Service Delivery Point (CSDP) Finance Section Manager (FSM) the incumbent provides key financial control for the CSDP by developing, examining and certifying accounts; implements new policies, internal procedures and new financial regulations at the CSDP. The incumbent plans and provides training sessions on the financial systems, policies and procedures to host and client mission staff of all programs; supervises Banking and Accounts Receivable team; and performs other duties as required.

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 Curriculum Vitae (CV) how they meet each of these essential qualifications. Only candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process.

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or Diploma Degree from a recognized college with a major in a discipline related to the job requirements (e.g. finance, accounting, business administration, etc.) or a professional accounting designation

• Fluent* in English (oral, written, comprehension).

* Fluency will be assessed by a variety of means including written assessment and interview.

• Minimum 3 years of experience in a government or private sector company in accounting, audit, finance or a related discipline.
• Experience in managing financial transactions with exchange rate implications.
• Experience in working with a range of computer applications.
• Experience providing accounting advice and guidance to a client base.

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 ,psychometric assessment and/or reference checks.

• Knowledge of the principles and financial management practices in the public sector .
• Methods and techniques associated with financial analyses, data manipulation, projection, and planning, budgeting and reporting techniques.
• Knowledge of the Principles and concepts relating to cost/benefit/risk analyses and modern comptrollership.
• Ability to manage staff within a cooperative team approach (manage workload, motivation, performance assessment, advice and feedback)
• Client Focus
• Effective Interactive Communication – Through effective interactive communication (oral and written) interprets, applies and advises on finance policies and controls.

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 communicate in French
• Experience working for the Government of Canada in a financial capacity.
• Experience working with SAP/FAS.
• Knowledge of the department’s organizational structure and programs as established through the various Branches/Sectors/Bureaus/Missions.
• Knowledge of the corporate financial policies, processes and operations as they relate to different areas of specialization, including such aspects as the departmental financial signing authorities table, chart of accounts, financial coding, financial controls, etc.
• Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Treasury Board relating to financial management, and of processes relating to departmental planning, budgeting and reporting.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Occasional overtime will be required.
• International travel will be required.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Hours of work will be 37.5 per week, worked Monday to Friday at time to be arranged by the supervisor.
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory employment and character references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening (including a criminal record check).
• Copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.
• Successful candidate must have a valid passport and the required documentation allowing the right to work in the UK. Documentation will be required.

Area of selection:
Open to internal applicants and spouses/dependants of Canadian Based Staff (CBS) currently resident in the United Kingdom, who hold current documentation allowing them to work in the UK without restriction, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Those candidates holding documentation/visas not renewable in the UK such as the Youth Mobility Visa will only be eligible to apply for this position if the expiry date of the visa exceeds the term duration. The High Commission of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from assessments or interviews nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. The High Commission of Canada does not sponsor work permit applications on behalf of candidates. 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
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.

Important notes
• The High Commission of Canada in London, UK does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• The High Commission of Canada does not sponsor work permit applications on behalf of candidates.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). 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 results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings, of both indeterminate and term tenures, at the High Commission of Canada in London, UK, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• The High Commission of Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce.
• The High Commission of Canada is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:

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