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Parks Canada Budget Officers
Jasper, AB Jasper, AB$57,608 - $62,067 a yearParks Canada Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta) AS-02 - Budget Officer, FI-01 - Finance Officer 3-year term (currently) with possibility of indeterminate appointment for both the AS-02 and FI-01 positions AS-02 from $57608 to $62067; FI-01 from $54694 to $76725 (salaries under review) Join our dynamic financial team in Jasper National Park Closing date: 6 April 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit. Apply online Important messages We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. Assessment accommodation We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line. To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date. Duties Stream 1 - Budget Officer (AS-02) As a Budget Officer for Jasper Field Unit, you will assist the Financial Officers and Finance and Administration Manager with inputting and maintaining data related to salary expenditures, preparing bi-weekly and monthly reports for presentation and use by decision makers, highlighting areas of concern from preliminary analysis, supporting data integrity, preparing and maintaining budget logs, providing system and procedural advice when the team is developing/improving training and procedures, supporting accounting operations with ongoing monitoring and senior level administrative support, and providing input to and support with special initiatives. You are an excellent fit with the team if you are client service focused, have a commitment to accuracy, demonstrate respect for others, have a capacity for learning new tasks in an evolving environment, and have a desire to develop into a Financial Officer/Analyst in Parks Canada Agency. Stream 2 - Financial Officer (FI-01) As a Financial Officer for Jasper Field Unit with an annual budget of ~$100M, 350 staff, and $1.3B asset base, you will play an integral part in supporting the Finance and Administration Manager with budgeting, reporting, analysis, and forecasting; and/or accounting operations, policy advice, procedure improvement/development, and asset accounting. Day to day operations involve reporting, analysis and monitoring for coding errors and budget constraints; supporting salary entry, forecasting, and reporting; budget entry and maintenance in the financial system; meetings with budget holders to support data integrity and forecasting; training and procedure improvement/development to promote strong financial comprehension and management; implementation of new systems and policy requirements; and special projects to support key priorities of the Field Unit. You are an excellent fit with the team if you are a leader through demonstrated expertise, initiative, respect for others, strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a commitment to guiding your clients through a dynamic landscape. Work environment Welcome to the community of Jasper, Alberta located in Jasper National Park; stunningly beautiful and ecologically and culturally important. The laid-back mountain town of Jasper offers easy access to majestic peaks, endless outdoor adventure, pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife. Most of the park is wilderness yet you’ll find trail networks right on your doorstep and your favourite urban amenities at your fingertips in the welcoming town. Our employees are proud to contribute to an organization committed to protecting this small part of the planet, and to sharing it with the millions of visitors who come each year to experience the wonder of these internationally recognized places. Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada. Intent of the process Clearly identify in your application the position(s) or stream(s) for which you are applying. A list of qualified candidates will be established for each stream, and may be used to fill positions of similar classifications/qualifications, of various tenures (temporary, indeterminate, full-time, part-time). Where appropriate, deployments will be considered.Positions to be filled: 2 Information you must provide Your résumé. A covering letter in 1,000 words (maximum) "Please ensure you address each of the KNOWLEDGE factors in your cover letter. All other screening factors will be addressed through the questions in the on-line application. Please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet all of these factors by providing concrete examples with significant details to explain WHEN, WHERE and HOW you meet." Contact information for 2 references. In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications) EDUCATION Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics. Degree equivalency EXPERIENCE Streams 1 & 2EXP 1: Experience in researching, interpreting, and providing advice on financial policies and procedures; EXP 2: Experience in preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial management reports;EXP 3: Experience in using word processing and spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Word and Excel;EXP 4: Experience in at least one of the following four financial services: a. Accounting Operations b. Internal Audit or Controls c. Financial Reporting d. Budgeting and Forecasting Stream 2 OnlyEXP 5: Experience in conducting financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting exercises;EXP 6: Recent and significant experience for EXP 4;EXP 7: Extensive* experience using Microsoft Excel.Extensive may include using large data tables, pivot tables, sorting, filtering, and using various functions and formulas. Recent is defined as 2 years of experience gained within the last 3 years. Significant is defined as the depth and breadth of the experience, where depth and breadth refers to the variety and complexity of functions used. KNOWLEDGEKnowledge of manipulation and extraction of data;Knowledge of financial planning, resource utilization analysis, and forecasting techniques. If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications) Additional Education Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics OR eligibility for a recognized professional accounting designation (i.e. CA, CMA, CGA, or CPA). Degree equivalency Additional Experience Streams 1 & 2Recent and significant experience in preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial management reports;Experience in SAP and/or Salary Management systems. Stream 2 OnlyExperience related to positions in the FI, AU, or CO group;Experience in Asset Accounting;Experience with government revolving funds and/or government accounting principles. The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job) English essential Information on language requirements ABILITIES Streams 1 & 2Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;Ability to analyze data and prepare financial reports;Ability to analyze issues and make recommendations;Ability to set priorities, work under pressure, and meet firm deadlines;Ability to research and interpret policy;Thinking things through. Stream 2 OnlyAbility to develop and provide training on financial services;Ability to supervise and direct the work of others. PERSONAL SUITABILITYDemonstrates initiative;Exercises sound judgement; Personally connects with people;Dependable;Attention to detail;Client Service Orientation. The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job) The position requires the incumbent to: Work shift work, and/or evenings, and/or weekends and/or statutory holidays and/or provincial/territorial holidays; Travel; including overnight, off site and/or weekends; Possess and maintain a valid (Alberta Class 5 minimum) driver’s license; Wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment. Conditions of employment Reliability Status security clearance - All employees of the Federal Government are required to meet Reliability Status; details of the screening process and applications will be provided at the time of interview. Other information 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 For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI. Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application. Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected. The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles. In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information. Tips for applicants:Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition. Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered. You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted