Senior Financial Officer

Senior Financial Officer

FI7 Financial Officer 7


Manitoba Justice

Financial Services, Corporate and Strategic Services

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39746

Salary(s):   FI7 $83,653.00 – $112,098.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 7, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

To be considered for this competition you must submit an Application Screening Form (Word or fillable PDF only), along with your resume and cover-letter.  Complete the Application Screening Form at the link below.  
If you are having difficulty opening the link, you may have to use a different browser. You may also contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the Application Screening Form.  The selection board will rely on information provided in the form and may rely on the information provided in the resume and cover letter to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment. 
 CLICK HERE to access the application screening form.

As a member of the Corporate and Strategic Services senior management team, the Senior Financial Officer (SFO) is responsible for providing leadership and direction on departmental financial management and accountability, including the strategic financial planning, budgeting and analysis, accounting processes, financial control and fiscal reporting process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As part of the senior management team, the SFO provides control and accountability of departmental resources through sound budgeting practices, expenditure monitoring, analysis and control and forecasting mechanisms. The SFO works closely with departmental financial and program managers and provides direction in the development of annual budgets and forecasts. The SFO operates as a diversified functional specialist in respect of financial management, administration and system integration while maintaining an objective, corporate perspective at all times. The SFO is directly involved in the assessment of program proposals and has an important role to play in strategic inter-relationships, fostering a corporate perspective across the department and ensuring that the department is adequately resourced to meet its objectives.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         As the department’s Senior Financial Officer, the incumbent participates in the development of government wide financial policy and procedures and follows through with implementation in the department of Justice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The SFO needs to have a good understanding of all of the programs and operations in the department, which includes six Divisions, with several branches and programs areas in each.  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search)
  • Satisfacgory Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Satisfactory Enhanced Security Clearance


  • Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CPA-CA, CPA-CGA, CPA-CMA) or acceptable equivalent designation as recognized by the CPA, or combination of education and extensive experience in accounting and budgeting, financial management, analysis and comptrollership
  • Experience implementing and overseeing a comptrollership framework or another internal financial control process within an organization
  • Experience with financial forecasting, variance analysis and reporting, and annual budgeting processes
  • Experience with interpreting, developing and implementing accounting and administrative policies, procedures and directives
  • Ability to leverage opportunities for innovation, find creative solutions to issues, and successfully manage change
  • Superior interpersonal skills with an understanding of establishing and maintaining effective and professional working relationships 
  • Management experience with responsibility for human and financial resources
  • Proven effective leadership skills, including the ability to develop, coach and motivate professional staff, to influence and facilitate positive change in a transformation focused environment, and to establish effective, respectful and collaborative working relationships with senior management across government and external stakeholders
  • Experience translating strategic priorities into clear operational business plans, and experience with strategic performance management and measurement systems
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate complex or technical information in a clear and concise manner to all levels within the organization and external stakeholders
  • Political acumen demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues


  • Experience using SAP or equivalent software

The SFO is responsible for the departmental financial management and takes a lead role in the coordination of the department’s budget systems, quarterly and annual forecasts by evaluating, analyzing and compiling information for the presentation of annual expenditure and revenue estimates; multi-year forecast; quarterly/monthly forecasts; variance reports; and financial management reports and processes. The SFO must display leadership in these areas and provide an objective challenge, where appropriate, that is in keeping with the larger corporate perspective. The position provides advisory and consultative services to senior management and program management staff on program proposals, policies, procedures and information requirements of Treasury Board.

The SFO evaluates program and financial matters being proposed to ensure the financial information, analyses and recommendations provided are appropriate in form and content, and consistent with the Department’s stated goals, objectives and budget authority. 

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39746

Service Centre 1

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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