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BC Public Service

FO-TMA 24R - Senior Financial Accountant

Victoria, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
69,185 to 78,814 per year
Posting Title

FO-TMA 24R - Senior Financial Accountant

Position Classification

Financial Officer (TMA) R24




Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$69,185.43 - $78,814.47 annually plus Grid 24, 6.6% TMA

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Health

Ministry Branch / Division

FCS-Regional Grants and Decision Support

Job Summary

Senior Financial Accountant
Financial Officer (TMA) R24

Amendment (November 21, 2022): The salary has been amended to reflect the 19th BCGEU Main Agreement.

An eligibility list may be established for future comparable permanent and temporary opportunities.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

A unique opportunity to apply yourfinancial expertise in this exciting role

The Ministry of Health is responsible for maintaining an accessible, high quality, affordable system for health service delivery that meets the needs of the citizens of the Province of BC. Its mandate is to support and enhance a responsive, comprehensive, regionalized health care system that promotes and provides for the physical, mental and community health of all British Columbians. The Finance and Corporate Services Division supports the Ministry Executive and programs by managing and ensuring a consistent approach to financial and corporate issues. The services are provided through five branches: Financial Operations, Financial Analysis and Decision Support, Regional Grants and Decision Support, Audit and Investigations, and Logistics Strategy. These branches provide financial advice and assist programs to meet their strategic goals and operational plans, and ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, and central agency directives.

The Senior Financial Accountant develops and provides accounting functions regarding the reporting of information from health authorities and hospital societies for inclusion in estimates, quarterly reports, and public accounts for Government. This includes research and detailed cost and impact analysis of labour negotiations and settlements and other compensation issues for the health entities. This position identifies and defines business improvements and system requirements/enhancements to facilitate required reporting and reviews and analyzes financial reports and/or compensation issues for the health entities.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • A Professional Accounting Designation (CPA-CA, CGA or CMA) OR;
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Commerce, Business or Public Administration or a related field AND in the process of completing a CPA designation, AND;
  • A minimum of 2 years of recent (in the last 7 years) related experience*.

*Note: The 6.6% Temporary Market Adjustment applies soley to the successful candidates with a Chartered Professional Accountant Designation (including CA, CGA, CMA). The Temporary Market Adjustment will not be available should the successful candidate NOT have a recognized accounting designation.

Recent related experience must include minimum of 2 years in each of the following:
  • Progressive accounting experience analyzing and preparing financial statements.
  • Preparing routine and ad hoc financial reports.
  • Providing direction and advice on a variety of financial, accounting, management and/or compensation issues.
  • Analyzing financial data for variances and trends and recommending remedial action.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with various external stakeholder groups.

Preference may be given to applicants with:
  • Experience with multiple entities and consolidation accounting.
  • Experience working with complex financial systems, reporting tools, and spreadsheet applications.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter: Yes- A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES -Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire(BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Job Category

Banking, Finance and Insurance