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Organization:    Ministry of Education
Division:    Financial Analysis and Accountability Branch
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    2 Permanent
Job Code:    20209 - Financial Officer 5 (B/U)
Salary:    $1,328.03 - $1,705.17 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    56998
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Are you ready to put your accounting, analytical and interpersonal skills to work for the children of Ontario? Then consider this challenging opportunity where you will provide information, clarification, and advice on various funding policies, procedures and regulations under the Education Act.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• work with local school boards and schools to provide guidance in the preparation of financial documents
• monitor and report on compliance with funding policies
• analyze and calculate the legislative and grants payable to school boards
• participate in various accountability activities undertaken by the ministry
• maintain an accurate mainframe database
• conduct audits
• compile and analyze financial statistics
• make recommendations to improve financial management systems and procedures

How do I qualify?

Analytical and problem-solving skills:
• You can monitor and identify budget variances by analyzing technical financial data.
• You can identify and resolve problems using sound judgment.
• You can interpret and apply legislation related to elementary and secondary school education.

Financial skills:
• You have experience applying accounting and audit principles and practices.
• You can perform compliance audits and financial reviews to consolidate findings and produce reports.

Communication and computer skills:
• You can communicate in a clear and concise manner.
• You can prepare and present reports, briefing notes and ministerial correspondence.
• You can develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• You know how to use word-processing and spreadsheet software.

Organizational and planning skills:
• You can plan and manage projects, co-ordinate and organize work priorities.
• You can ensure the integrity of data.
• You can make sure that financial reports adhere to relevant policies and procedures.

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Finance and Economics
Posted on:   Thursday, October 3, 2013
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, October 18, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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