Apply By: Thursday, January 25, 2024 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 219 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Senior Financial Analyst

Ontario Science Centre
Finance Department - Corporate Services Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Temporary (2 Temporary, up to 12 months)
Job Code:
5A001 - Finance05
$70,820.00 - $102,046.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you looking for a challenging leadership opportunity where you can apply your financial and project management expertise? Are you able to see the big business and financial picture while paying attention to small details? If so, consider this opportunity with the Ontario Science Centre.

Guided by our mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Science Centre:
• engages visitors in lifelong learning
• is a vital link in the education and innovation ecosystems
• is a convener of public dialogue about science, technology and society

The Science Centre welcomes 900,000 visitors each year, and offers interactive experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

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?

This position is a key contributor to the ongoing business viability of the Science Centre and by applying your financial expertise, you will:
• Coordinates financial management functions and reporting activities, and maintains financial reports to ensure accuracy of financial accounts
• Provide analysis of financial data and other key indicators of divisional performance
• Maintain the integrity of the Science Centre's financial system to ensure accurate recording and reporting
• Provide advice to management with respect to effective and efficient accounting practices
• Provide financial planning analysis in support of the development of annual operating budgets and quarterly forecasting
• Liaison between finance department and other business departments, provide financial management support to other business departments on financial policies, reports, accounting issues (i.e. cost allocations, capital purchases and disposals, special projects, etc.)

How do I qualify?

Financial Management and Administration Skills

• You have knowledge of financial and accounting procedures and practices, modern controllership principles, forecasting, internal controls, audit techniques, risk assessment principles
• You have knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
• You can interpret and apply financial policies, guidelines and procedures
• You can evaluate operations to ensure compliance with financial policies and best practices

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

• You are able to analyze, develop and operationalize internal controls, and use risk assessment/risk measurement methodologies
• You have effective analytical and problem-solving skills to conduct financial analyses and evaluate the business implications of priorities, strategies and directions
• You have strong planning and issues management skills to provide issues management, strategic advice, and evidence based decision support to program areas and senior management
• You can interpret and apply policies and procedures to provide advice to stakeholders and management
• You can develop solutions and recommendations that are practical, cost-effective and operationally efficient

Verbal and Written Communication and Consultation Skills

• You are an excellent oral communicator who can provide sound advice and accurate information on financial policies and practices to stakeholders
• You have excellent written communication skills allowing you to communicate effectively, gain support from program areas, and deliver presentations to managers and stakeholders
• You are able to develop and sustain partnership with stakeholders

Computer Skills

• You are proficient with computers and software applications including financial management and reporting systems, word processing, spreadsheets, data visualization applications and presentation applications
• You are able to conduct analysis, create reports, develop recommendations, prepare presentations and provide advice to program areas and senior management

Additional Information:

  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Finance and Economics
Posted on:
Thursday, January 11, 2024
  • T-SC-210193/24(2)
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 Thursday, January 25, 2024 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.

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