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Business and Financial Planning Intern - Financial Administration (Indigenous)

Ontario Science Centre
Corporate Services / Finance
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary fixed-term contract for up to 12 months
Job Code:
20205 - Financial Officer 1 (B/U)
$1,018.79 - $1,246.33 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
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Grow your future with the Ontario Public Service and help us make Ontario a better place to invest, work, live and succeed

The Ontario Science Centre is diversifying its talented workforce and offering this unique opportunity for a recent Indigenous post-secondary graduate to work with a dynamic team of professionals and leaders in the Finance department. We are working to make Ontario's programs and services more convenient, reliable and accessible through a more modern, efficient and customer-focused government. We seek to recruit and advance bright talent for the future, and we offer personal and professional growth, coaching and mentorship, along with a competitive salary.

Join the Ontario Science Centre and work with a team that embraces strong financial management practices and new ways of working together. You will use your accounting and financial management knowledge and acquire hands-on experience in a public sector setting to make government programs and services more convenient, reliable, and accessible. If you are interested in working in business/financial planning on a wide range of innovative and exciting projects, such as assessing analyzing financial transactions, evaluating ministry-wide management processes, and preparing forecasting reports, apply today!

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Finance department provides oversight of the financial management of the Ontario Science Centre's resources. Key deliverables include the preparation of the Business Plan, Quarterly Financial Statement Reporting, forecasts, expenditure and revenue management and reporting, financial and attendance data analysis, dashboards, procurement advice, RFPs, Treasury Board submissions, tax filings and receipts and other ministry reporting.

As a business and financial planning intern, you can:
• Learn about public sector accounting, financial management and internal control practices
• Acquire hands-on experience with business planning, risk management and strategic resource management
• Design financial and business processes that support the implementation of program initiatives and changing business requirements.
• Support the drive to implement major changes to government delivery by making government services more digitally accessible and creating more responsive and flexible public services

How do I qualify?


• You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.
• You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification

Financial and business expertise:

• knowledge of general financial and accounting principles, policies and processes, including accounting procedures to develop understanding of budget, estimates, in-year expenditure management, internal controls and compliance, and financial reporting
• knowledge of general approaches and considerations for resource planning, business planning and program development/implementation, such as long and short-range financial planning, financial and economic forecasting, allocating budgets and targets, risk management and performance measurement, monitoring, financial controllership and reporting
• knowledge of risk assessment and risk management principles to contribute to ministry assessments on financial and non-financial issues
• experience contributing to the preparation of financial estimates, budget proposals, financial reporting including providing input financial decision-making processes

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• written and oral communication skills, to develop internal resources (presentations, communication plans, intranet postings) and prepare analysis and briefings materials
• presentation skills to make presentations to senior management on the analysis and recommendations on various financial and non-financial issues
• interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships both within and outside the Ontario Science Centre and participate on committees, project teams and working groups in a respectful, equitable, accessible, diverse and inclusive workplace

Analytical and organizational skills:

• planning and organizational skills, to undertake various work activities, balance and manage multiple tasks; meet deadlines
• able to identify trends and relevant themes to support the development of user-focused and evidence-based findings, assess the impact and make recommendations
• knowledge of research and statistical tools/techniques to produce analysis, conduct risk assessments, recommend financial processes/tools and assess business and financial options and implications
• identify and prioritize issues to bring to the attention of the Manager or senior staff

Computer proficiency:

• proficiency in information and financial management programs (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, Intranet and email) to perform daily work activities; search, analyze and manipulate data/information
• knowledge or ability to become proficient in financial information systems, in order to research, analyze and report on ministry financial matters

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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 Wednesday, July 27, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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