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Director, Financial Reporting And Fiscal Support

Treasury Board Secretariat
Office of the Provincial Controller Division
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
XEXE2 - Executive 2
$130,930.00 - $176,820.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Are you a strong people leader, with a passion for financial reporting who champions diversity and inclusion? The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) welcomes you to apply to this unique opportunity as Director, Financial Reporting and Fiscal Support within the Office of the Provincial Controller Division (OPCD), where you will provide executive leadership and oversee the preparation of the Public Accounts of Ontario in order to provide financial transparency for the people of the province.

As the Director, you will provide strategic leadership to a management team and financial staff that support preparation of the public accounts, as well as, advise on compliance and accounting practices and standards. You will create and foster relations with various stakeholders, including but not limited to various ministries and the Office of the Auditor General. As a member of the Division's senior management, you do not shy away from difficult decisions and conversations and are able to develop strategic solutions to complex financial issues that impact the Public Accounts. As part of the Ministry's leadership team, you will lead and be accountable for fostering an anti-racist and inclusive workplace, where all staff feel safe, supported and can fully contribute and progress in their careers.

An effective leader in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is responsible, innovative and collaborative. A responsible leader is someone who demonstrates authenticity, accountability and courage in how they interact with others. An individual who models ethical behavior, and who is honest and capable of making difficult choices. An innovative leader is someone who leads with common purpose, embraces positive disruption, and has a future mindset. An individual who inspires others, values continuous learning and encourages development and integration. A collaborative leader focuses on helping others to grow, drives people-centered outcomes and promotes an environment of inclusivity. A leader who consistently works to confront bias and systemic barriers while understanding the importance of creating a more diverse and accessible workplace.

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

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions. To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring.

You are invited to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, inclusive and accessible OPS. If you have completed the survey since September 28th, 2020, you do not need to complete it again unless you would like to change your responses or consent. The OPS is an accessible employer and offers accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, you will:

• Provide executive leadership and direction to the preparation of various public financial reports that support transparency and trust in public finances
• Provide leadership and direct the consolidation, review and analysis of submissions from all consolidated organizations as part of the multi-year fiscal planning and reporting processes
• Provide strategic leadership to the preparation of financial information for government sponsored pensions and employee benefits that are publicly reported
• Support development of the Pre-election report in various financial areas for the review of the Office of the Auditor General prior to a general election
• Build and maintain strategic relationships with the Office of the Auditor General, Treasury Board and the Ministry of Finance among other key sector stakeholders
• Provide leadership and oversee modernization of activities within the branch
• Provide expertise and advice on issues impacting various areas of financial reporting
• Provide leadership to the branch management team and set expectations to fulfill organizational responsibilities
• Direct the branch's financial and material resources including but not limited to developing branch budget estimates, monitoring/controlling expenditures and delegating financial authority to managers

How do I qualify?


• A professional accounting designation (CPA) is required

Executive Leadership

• You are an inclusive leader who fosters and creates a culture of diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and equity in the workplace
• You demonstrate resiliency and have experience leading and motivating high-performing teams in a fast-paced, highly visible and demanding environment
• You demonstrate political acuity and can effectively brief and deliver strategic and confidential advice to Ministers, senior management and various other stakeholders
• You have a strong track record of building credability with staff, stakeholders and partners
• You have a track record of championing the adoption of innovative methods and technologies that drive true transformative business practices and solutions that focus on effective and efficiency

Communication and Stakeholder Relations

• You have strong negotiation and conflict management skills to navigate potential conflicts and facilitate solutions amongst high profile stakeholders with divergent perspectives
• You are skilled at providing advice and briefings regarding issues, negotiations and agreements to senior executives or officials
• You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and experience dealing positively with others in high stake situations
• You have experience managing complex labour relations and human resources matters in a strategic, fair and equitable manner
• You have the ability to build and maintain relationships with the Office of the Auditor General

Job Specific

• You can maintain and apply a broad understanding of financial management/accounting principles
• You have the ability to understand how financial information is used to guide government decisions
• You can utilize modern controllership principles to ensure effective operations and deliver of external financial reporting
• You have the ability to recognize and apply financial information to manage resources to achieve results

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Posted on:
Monday, July 25, 2022
  • The OPS uses multiple methods to assess candidates for executive positions; these may include resume screening, interviews, assignments, psychometric assessments, simulations and reference checks.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 16, 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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