Audit, Commerce and Purchasing

Audit, Commerce and Purchasing (AV)

Definition

Audit, Commerce and Purchasing (AV) Group Definition

Pursuant to subsection 102(1) of the Public Service Reform Act, the Treasury Board of Canada hereby provides notice that the definition of the General Services Group and its sub-groups, effective , as published in Part I of the Canada Gazette, on is amended and replaced by the following definition that shall apply to the Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Group effective .

The Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of a comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards to the planning, delivery and management of external audit programs; the planning, development, delivery and management of economic development policies, programs, services and other activities; and the planning, development, delivery and management of policies, programs, systems or other activities dealing with purchasing and supply in the Public Service.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. audit the application of a comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards to the auditing of the accounts and financial records of individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, or provincial or municipal governments to determine their accuracy and reasonableness, to establish or verify costs, or to confirm the compliance of transactions with the provisions of statutes, regulations, agreements or contracts;
  2. commerce the planning, development, delivery and management of economic development policies, programs, services and other activities designed to promote the establishment, growth and improvement of industry, commerce and export trade; and the regulation of trade and commerce including:
    1. the promotion of the more efficient use of resources in particular geographic areas through the conduct of studies and investigations and the implementation of programs and projects for this purpose;
    2. the promotion of the development and use of modern industrial technologies;
    3. the promotion of economic development directed towards groups, regions, industries or the Canadian economy as a whole;
    4. the promotion of the export of Canadian goods and services, including the tourist industry; the expansion of Canada’s share of global trade by providing advice to Canadian companies, trade associations or other agencies of government, by safeguarding and promoting Canadian trading relationships, or by bringing the export aspects to bear in Canada’s aid and financing programs;
    5. the study and assessment of developments in international trade and trading arrangements, and their implications for the Canadian economy;
    6. the administration and enforcement of competition legislation and legislation relating to restraints of trade; and
    7. the examination of records and reports of registered insurance, trust and loan companies, money lenders and small loan companies, fraternal benefit societies and co-operative credit associations to ensure their solvency and compliance with legislation and regulations controlling their operations;
  3. purchasing the planning, development, delivery and management of purchasing and supply policies, programs, services and other activities to meet the needs of Public Service departments and agencies including one or more subsidiary activities, such as in the areas of asset management and disposal, contracting, procurement of goods or services, inventory management, cataloguing, warehousing or traffic management;
  4. the provision of advice in the above fields; and
  5. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the evaluation of actuarial liabilities and the determination of premiums and contributions in respect of insurance, annuity and pension plans;
  2. the planning and conduct of internal financial audits;
  3. the planning, development, delivery or management of the internal comprehensive audit of the operations of Public Service departments and agencies;
  4. the application of a comprehensive knowledge of agriculture to the promotion, development and regulation of the agricultural industry and trade;
  5. the application of a comprehensive knowledge of economics, sociology or statistics to the conduct of economic, socio-economic and sociological research, studies, forecasts and surveys;
  6. the planning, development, delivery and promotion of Canada’s diplomatic, commercial, human rights, cultural, promotional and international development policies and interests in other countries and in international organizations through the career rotational foreign service;
  7. the design of trade exhibits or displays or activities dealing with the explanation, promotion and publication of federal government programs, policies and services;
  8. the writing of specifications and technical descriptions that require the continuing application of technical knowledge; and
  9. the receipt, storage, handling and issue of items held in stores.
Job Evaluation Standard

Job Evaluation Standard

There is no job evaluation standard for the AV group. Please refer to the job evaluation standards for the following programs and services work:

  • Auditing (AU)
  • Commerce (CO)
  • Purchasing and Supply (PG)
Qualification Standard

Qualification Standard

There is no qualification standard for the AV group. Please refer to the qualification standards for the following programs and services work:

  • Auditing (AU)
  • Commerce (CO)
  • Purchasing and Supply (PG)

Auditing (AU)

Definition

Auditing (AU) Definition Excerpt of full AV Definition

The Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of a comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards to the planning, delivery and management of external audit programs.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. audit the application of a comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards to the auditing of the accounts and financial records of individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, or provincial or municipal governments to determine their accuracy and reasonableness, to establish or verify costs, or to confirm the compliance of transactions with the provisions of statutes, regulations, agreements or contracts;
  2. the provision of advice in the above fields; and
  3. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the evaluation of actuarial liabilities and the determination of premiums and contributions in respect of insurance, annuity and pension plans;
  2. the planning and conduct of internal financial audits;
  3. the planning, development, delivery or management of the internal comprehensive audit of the operations of Public Service departments and agencies;
Job Evaluation Standard

Auditing (AU) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the AU Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

Commerce (CO)

Definition

Commerce (CO) Definition Excerpt of full AV Definition

The Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the planning, development, delivery and management of economic development policies, programs, services and other activities.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. commerce the planning, development, delivery and management of economic development policies, programs, services and other activities designed to promote the establishment, growth and improvement of industry, commerce and export trade; and the regulation of trade and commerce including:
    1. the promotion of the more efficient use of resources in particular geographic areas through the conduct of studies and investigations and the implementation of programs and projects for this purpose;
    2. the promotion of the development and use of modern industrial technologies;
    3. the promotion of economic development directed towards groups, regions, industries or the Canadian economy as a whole;
    4. the promotion of the export of Canadian goods and services, including the tourist industry; the expansion of Canada’s share of global trade by providing advice to Canadian companies, trade associations or other agencies of government, by safeguarding and promoting Canadian trading relationships, or by bringing the export aspects to bear in Canada’s aid and financing programs;
    5. the study and assessment of developments in international trade and trading arrangements, and their implications for the Canadian economy;
    6. the administration and enforcement of competition legislation and legislation relating to restraints of trade; and
    7. the examination of records and reports of registered insurance, trust and loan companies, money lenders and small loan companies, fraternal benefit societies and co-operative credit associations to ensure their solvency and compliance with legislation and regulations controlling their operations;
  2. the provision of advice in the above fields; and
  3. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the application of a comprehensive knowledge of agriculture to the promotion, development and regulation of the agricultural industry and trade;
  2. the application of a comprehensive knowledge of economics, sociology or statistics to the conduct of economic, socio-economic and sociological research, studies, forecasts and surveys;
  3. the planning, development, delivery and promotion of Canada’s diplomatic, commercial, human rights, cultural, promotional and international development policies and interests in other countries and in international organizations through the career rotational foreign service;
  4. the design of trade exhibits or displays or activities dealing with the explanation, promotion and publication of federal government programs, policies and services;
Job Evaluation Standard

Commerce (CO) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the CO Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

Purchasing and Supply (PG)

Definition

Purchasing and Supply (PG) Definition Excerpt of full AV Definition

The Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the planning, development, delivery and management of policies, programs, systems or other activities dealing with purchasing and supply in the Public Service.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the planning, development, delivery and management of purchasing and supply policies, programs, services and other activities to meet the needs of Public Service departments and agencies including one or more subsidiary activities, such as in the areas of asset management and disposal, contracting, procurement of goods or services, inventory management, cataloguing, warehousing or traffic management;
  2. the provision of advice in the above fields; and
  3. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the writing of specifications and technical descriptions that require the continuing application of technical knowledge; and
  2. the receipt, storage, handling and issue of items held in stores.
Job Evaluation Standard

Purchasing and Supply (PG) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the PG Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

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