Controllership Accounting and Reporting Analyst

Ministry of Health

Are you interested in being an integral part of a team that provides oversight and control over corporate financial systems, while liaising with various ministry stakeholders as the corporate payment support lead? Are you looking to put your technical financial and systems skills to good use and contribute to a dynamic, fast-paced, and high-performing organization? Can you provide strategic advice, practical options and value-added recommendations to management and program areas on a broad range of controllership issues? Then consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Health, Accounting and Reporting Unit within the Fiscal Oversight and Performance Branch.

The Accounting and Reporting Unit is a highly motivated and skilled team that plays an important role in implementing a modern controllership and financial management framework by leading the ministry in establishing and maintaining an effective system of internal controls to ensure reliable financial reporting, compliance with policies & directives, and effective operations.

We are the ministry’s accounting and controllership experts, and we provide subject matter expertise on a broad range of accounting and controllership standards, and oversee their effective implementation. We also provide oversight and control over corporate financial systems, lead the accounting and financial reporting functions, act as the ministry’s corporate payment support lead, lead the development of financial management reports, and implement the framework for delegated authorities.

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:

  • provide advice, interpretation, training, and support of the ministry internal control framework to ensure effective financial management systems, and internal controls for the ministry
  • provide a full range of controllership analysis and services, to meet both ministry-specific and corporate controllership requirements
  • provide technical guidance and training support, centralized accounting financial analysis and systems data reconciliation to support ministry financial reporting and consistency of ministry accounting/reporting activities
  • monitor, analyze and review ministry policies, processes and practices, and recommend any necessary changes
  • support ministry information systems in order to mitigate unauthorized financial transactions that could impede program delivery
  • ensure appropriate financial systems are in place (e.g. Integrated Financial Information System User Access Maintenance Requests), and appropriate access is provided to ministry staff
  • prepare financial analyses, strategies and operational plans, recommendations, option submissions and briefing notes on corporate accounting and financial reporting initiatives

This position is located at 438 University Ave; however, alternate work arrangements may be available.

How do I qualify?

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

  • You have analytical and problem-solving skills to investigate, research, and assess internal control and financial management issues and processes, identify risks to operations, and ensure that the appropriate control measures are in place and being followed.
  • You have analytical and mathematical skills to prepare and interpret financial reports and documents.
  • You can assess financial policies and procedures to determine best practices to meet specific ministry needs, and provide interpretations to management and staff.
  • You can review and assess business requirements to identify controllership requirements specific to the effective financial management of ministry programs.
  • You can conduct financial analysis in terms of diversity of account functions and financial management/reporting scope, and prepare/confirm the accuracy of financial statements.
  • You can analyze, interpret, and assess financial reports, and prepare consolidated financial statements.

Technical Skills

  • You have proficiency with standard desktop software and tools to participate in projects, and prepare reports and presentations.
  • You have knowledge of operations and capabilities of large-scale computer systems for financial reporting (e.g. IFIS) to analyze financial data and generate reports.
  • You can plan, develop, analyze, control and monitor financial information and functions of financial systems to ensure the accuracy/integrity of financial information.

Accounting and Financial Expertise

  • You have demonstrated knowledge of internal control frameworks and financial management policies, processes, best practices and related systems, including capital accounting knowledge, internal control principles and practices, financial controls, and operations risk management.
  • You have the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation (e.g., Financial Administration Act, Income Tax Act).
  • You demonstrate knowledge of public sector financial, accounting and audit theories, principles, practices and techniques, consolidation theory and practice, corporate accounting, financial management, reporting standards as established by the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) internal control frameworks, and Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) standards.
  • You can acquire knowledge of Ministry programs, objectives, strategic business plans, and directions.
  • You understand quality assurance methods, procedures, and auditing.
  • You have knowledge of generally accepted risk-management frameworks, principles, practices, standards, methodologies, and current trends.

Communication, Interpersonal and Relationship Management Skills

  • You have well-developed oral and written communication skills to discuss and explain controllership requirements and issues, prepare accurate and concise reports and impact analyses and other materials.
  • You have presentation and facilitation skills to deliver training sessions to management and staff.
  • You have consultative and interpersonal skills to provide accounting and financial management advisory services and present briefings and recommendations to management.
  • You have consultation, collaboration and relationship management skills to liaise with representatives, build and maintain effective working relationships with counterparts in other ministries, pursue and consider the perspectives of others, promote cross-program solutions, resolve issues, and implement corrective actions.
  • You can advise, influence and promote effective controllership/financial management procedures/options to senior management.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 438 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario

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Finance and Economics

Posted on:
Monday, March 13, 2023


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