Public Services and Procurement Canada - Acquisitions Program - Procurement Support Services Sector – Price Support Directorate – Assurance Services Group
Montréal Island (Québec)
$105,254 to $126,053
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5 February 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Assurance Services Group (ASG) within the Acquisitions Program provides contract cost audits and other related assurance services in support of the Contract Authority and their contract management duties.
Most of ASG's services are directed at large defense contracts, including ones performed by Canadian industry on behalf of foreign governments (primarily the United States).
ASG’s Manager of the Montreal office reports directly to the Senior Manager in the National Capital Region (NCR).
ASG is a group of professional auditors and accountants who are located across the country and report to the Senior Manager in the NCR. ASG is under the responsibility of the Price Support Directorate (PSD). PSD is also responsible for related financial analytical/advisory services in relation to the financial elements of government contracts.
In this position the incumbent will be required to, among others:
Manage a team of five (5) professionals or more of ASG, including human resources, project management, as well as quality of service;
Lead the planning, managing, and facilitation of complex audits and/or provide guidance to auditors in the field on complex issues and exceptions encountered;
Ensure that the objectives of each assurance engagement is understood by each team member;
Provide written deliverables and reports for colleagues and management;
Take responsibility for quality assurance of deliverables in accordance with a well-defined professional practice framework;
Work with colleagues in other regions and other Directorate groups;
Assess significant risk associated with strategic, complex, and operational problems in order to determine the strategies and advise the stakeholders;
Provide expert advice to staff, departmental clients, and senior management on complex assurance issues related to account verification, trends and developments;
Stay current on the trends in audit, cost accounting, and related assurance services in the private and public sectors to develop, maintain and promote knowledge and understanding of contemporary assurance services practices;
Work with Legislation and policy instruments affecting public procurement.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) helps the Government of Canada serve Canadians. With a strong focus on quality customer service, we provide innovative common services such as real estate and building management, purchasing, banking, pay and pensions, and translation to other government departments, agencies and boards. By providing these centralized services to departments and agencies, we enable them to focus on what they do best: providing their programs and services to Canadians.
As an organization, PSPC strives to give all its employees opportunities to achieve organizational, professional and personal goals in a respectful and inclusive workplace, mobilized and supported by leadership at all levels. For more information on PSPC's People Management Philosophy and Our Commitments please see the following link: (http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/apropos-about/pe-pc-eng.html).
Assurance Services Group (ASG) fosters a professional environment where continuous learning and professional development/maintenance are encouraged and supported.
Intent of the process
The immediate need is to staff one AU-05 position on an indeterminate basis.
A pool of partially qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions with various locations, various tenures, various language requirements and/or security requirements, according to the position being staffed within the Department of Public Services and Procurement Canada.
This pool may also be shared with other organizations within the core public administration (http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/plcy-pltq/rfli-lirf/index-eng.htm).
Positions to be filled:
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in accounting, business administration, commerce, finance or some other specialty relevant to the position.
Be a member in good standing as a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA; CPA, CMA; CPA, CGA; CPA)
1. Significant and recent* experience in the provision of advisory, assurance or negotiation services in relation to the financial aspects of large-scale procurement or other related business lines.
2. Significant and recent* experience in leading teams and workload which consists of multiple concurrent projects.
3. Experience in providing briefings, formal reports and related documents.
4. Experience in presenting engagement results and recommendations to stakeholders including senior management and clients.
- Significant and recent experience means 3 years within the last 5 years.
1. Knowledge of Canadian Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
2. Knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards and Principles
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)
Bilingual - Non-imperative* (CBC/CBC)
- A non-imperative appointment means that the position can be staffed with a person who agrees to become bilingual through language training at government expense within a period of two years.
Information on language requirements
3. Knowledge of Risk Management Techniques
1. Create vision and strategy
2. Mobilize people
3. Uphold integrity and respect
4. Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
5. Promote innovation and Guide change
6. Achieve results
7. Client Service – Ensures high-quality client service (Level 2)
For more information on the competencies please see the following links:
Key Leadership Competency:
1. Ability to communicate effectively in writing* and orally
2. Ability to work effectively under pressure
- Please note that your answers to the screening questions and your resume, will be used to assess the ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Willingness to work within deadlines which may require working longer hours in evenings and/or weekends, on occasion.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - Please note that it is possible that the position may be reclassified to the "secret" level as a result of a classification review.
Maintenance of a membership in good standing as a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA; CPA, CMA; CPA, CGA; CPA).
Ability and willingness to travel with overnight stays away from home for extended periods of time, on occasion (primarily in Canada).
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
1. THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS:
A screening process will be completed to assess the following essential qualifications: Education, Occupational certification, Experiences and Knowledge.
An interview may be administered.
An examination may be administered.
Reference checks may be sought.
A Second Language Evaluation (SLE) may be conducted*.
- If you would like to prepare yourself for the SLE tests, please visit the Second Language Evaluation information for candidates page: (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/second-language-testing-public-service/information-candidates.html).
2. Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.
3. Our intention is to communicate with candidates via e-mail. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
4. You must be prepared to provide the original or a certified true copy of your educational credentials.
5. You will be required to provide ORIGINAL proof of your Canadian citizenship if your application is accepted. It is your responsibility to provide this information when requested.
6. Candidates must meet all essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.
7. Only online applications will be considered in this staffing process.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.