Apply By: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 320 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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Finance Clerk

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Community Services Division
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary assignment/contract up to 18 months with possibility of extension
Job Code:
08OAD - Office Administration 08
$25.27 - $29.38 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you have strong knowledge of finance and accounting and demonstrable computer skills? Are you able to provide a wide range of accounting and administrative support to managers and support staff? If you are a team player looking to branch into an exciting opportunity, consider this role with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Note: Flexible work arrangements including flexible hours and compressed work week, may be considered.

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?

You will:
• providing general financial, administrative and clerical support to a business team and regional management team;
• being an integral member of a finance team that provides services to a large diverse region;
• providing a wide range of financial and controllership activities including accounts payable, electronic transfer payments, verification, reconciliation, interpreting Integrated Financial Information Systems (IFIS) reports, procurement and contract management;
•communicating and interacting with various internal staff and external ministry partners including transfer payment agencies.

How do I qualify?

Mathematical and Analytical Skills:

• Demonstrated ability to use your analytical, evaluative, and mathematical skills to verify claims, invoices and cash flow payments to Agencies.
• Demonstrated ability to use your problem solving skills to identify and resolve discrepancies and provide feedback on new business processes.

Administrative Experience and Computer Proficiency:

• Effective time management, prioritization and administrative skills to support the business team and work closely with the program team.
• Proven knowledge and strong experience in computer applications for example (Microsoft Office, including Excel, Integrated Financial Information Systems (IFIS), Service Management Integrated System (SMIS), Transfer Payment Allocation System (TPAS), Enterprise Content Management).

Financial Knowledge:

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with financial policies, practices and procedures and financial controllership functions related to Other Direct Operating Expenditures (ODOE) and Transfer Payment (TP).

Communication, Organizational Skills and Interpersonal Skills:

• You can provide excellent customer service and explain relevant administrative and financial processes.
• You have effective oral and written communication and proven interpersonal skills to complete correspondence and work in a team environment.
• You have proven organizational skills to set priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 6733 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • C-SS-208452/23
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 Tuesday, December 19, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

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