Financial Officer

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Job ID: J0123-0475
Classification: SEN-06
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 62235/Year
Maximum Salary: 78748/Year
Closing Date: February 2, 2023

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country’s democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation’s diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is provided full and equal opportunity and access to employment, development and advancement. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

Under the supervision of the Senior Financial Officer, you will review and process financial transactions to ensure that they comply with Senate policies and guidelines. The successful candidate will be responsible for the input and maintenance of accurate financial information. The Financial Officer will provide a range of accounting and financial services to Senators and their staff as well as employees of the Senate Administration. If you are a team player with an eye for detail, we want to hear from you.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) indeterminate, full-time position in the Finance and Procurement Directorate.

This selection process may be used to staff other similar positions.

You must enclose with your application a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation explaining how you meet the prerequisites listed below.


. Post-Secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience;

• Minimum of one (2) years of experience processing transactions, such as accounts payables, and/or accounts receivables using a financial management system or enterprise resource planning software (ERP);

• Two (2) years of experience working directly with a variety of client groups advising on the application of financial regulations and directives;

• Experience in analyzing financial transactions to ensure compliance with policies and accounting standards;

• Demonstrated experience in account verification of transactions;

• Ability to analyze accounting statistics and report findings;

• Ability to plan, organize and establish priorities;

• Ability to effectively use MS Office Suite.

Asset Qualifications

• Experience using an Integrated Finance and Materiel System such as UNIT4, SAP, FreeBlance and the Receiver General’s Payment Systems is considered an asset.

Linguistic Requirements



Teamwork and cooperation

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

The requirement for Senate employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment has been suspended. It is no longer necessary to disclose your vaccination status to be eligible for employment. Please note that the Senate may reinstate the requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

Please save a copy of the notice of job opportunity. Once the closing date has passed, these documents will no longer be available.

Relocation and travel expenses incurred during this process are the applicant's responsibility.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

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. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.