Financial Officer


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Closing Date 2019-10-23
Reference Number 19- 968-06-091
Job Category Entry Level
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Salary Range $61,380 - $74,670
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement English Essential (EE)

Job Summary

The Financial Officer is responsible for a specific sub-set of the tasks below, which varies by position:

  • Performing account verification functions on expense claims submitted by employees.
  • Providing guidance, instruction and direction to employees and managers on matters related to travel, hospitality, conferences, memberships and Foreign Service expenses.
  • Administering section 33 of the Financial Administration Act (FAA).
  • Maintaining internal logs for monitoring purposes.
  • Reconcile financial data by monitoring financial account and payment systems.
  • Input and approve expense vouchers in the financial system.
  • Process the transfer of expenditures paid by credit cards.
  • Set up obligations and update tables.
  • Administer Year-end functions.
  • Co-ordinate the preparation and maintenance of branch specimen signature cards.
  • Assist in information sessions to employees on financial training sessions.
  • Act as a resource person by liaising with Corporate Policy Centers for interpretation and application of policies and authorities.
  • Analyzing financial information and producing reports for management for inclusion in briefings and corporate documents.
  • Perform daily system assurance tests, establishing and monitoring daily, weekly, and monthly system maintenance functions; monitoring and conducting problem resolution in respect to CSIS financial systems.
  • Monitoring of financial activities and performing trend and variance analysis.
  • Assist in the development and analysis of branch input into investment proposals and business cases for incremental resources by liaising with managers, subject matter experts and policy centers.
  • Assist with the allocation of financial resources in the financial system and coordinate related movement of funds to ensure CSIS resources are properly recorded and controlled.


Two (2) years of a post-secondary program (college or university) with a specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics; or possess a Government of Canada Financial Management Certificate and two (2) years of experience* obtained within the last seven (7) years.

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.  If you completed a program outside of Canada you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.

NOTE: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


* Candidates must possess experience in at least two of the following areas:

  • Providing advice to clients, managers and/or employees.
  • Using a financial system
  • Using EXCEL for the creation of tables, pivot tables, graphs and charts
  • Application of financial policies
  • Accounting operations.


  • Client Service
  • Rigour
  • Organizational Skills/Multitasking
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Conditions of Employment

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Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.



Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each Education and Experience criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the career opportunity.

CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

CSIS is committed to diversity and inclusion and the equitable participation of all Canadians. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.

The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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