Chief Financial Officer Branch

The Chief Financial Officer Branch (CFOB) is the departmental focal point of accountability to ensure rigorous stewardship of resources and managing for results. The Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer (ADM&CFO) provides the Minister, Deputy Minister, Associate Deputy Minister and the Departmental Executive with strategic advice on efficiency of expenditures and value-for-money, as well as anticipating and promoting future trends. The ADM&CFO reports directly to the Deputy Minister and is a key member of Health Canada's Executive Committee. The CFO is also the lead executive with Central Agencies for overall financial management, with a functional reporting relationship to the Comptroller General of Canada.

The CFOB provides the necessary enabling frameworks, policies, systems, and best practices and tools to support program management and operations. It also ensures prudence and probity in compliance with government policies and regulations. The Branch also:

  • Provides department-wide direction for Risk Management;
  • Enhances performance measurement and reporting; and
  • Provides leadership, monitors and reports on the overall implementation of the government's Management Accountability Framework.


The Branch comprises the following existing organizational units:

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