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Senior Advisor and Team Leader – Finance (FI-03), At level only (Amended)

Group and level
Requisition number
Ottawa, Ontario
Appointment Type
Perm/Temp: Lateral Move, Term, Permanent
Closing Date
December 12, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Pool to be created
Salary range
$91,134 to $119,284
Finance and Administration
HQ - Headquarters
Various linguistic profiles
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About the job

The CRA is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment with a diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. It starts with the hiring process. To find out more about the CRA’s actions in support of Employment Equity (EE), diversity and inclusion, and read testimonials from our employees and executives, please visit the following CRA web sites: Employment equity, diversity and inclusion and Our workforce testimonials -

We encourage you to complete the EE Staffing questionnaire as part of your application if you wish to be considered for appointments using the EE staffing requirement in this process. Also, ensure that you have provided consent in the EE staffing questionnaire for your EE information to be used for screening or selection. If you do not complete the questionnaire, you will not be considered for any appointments using the EE staffing requirement in this process. If you decide to modify your response or fill out this questionnaire at a later date, please notify the contact listed at the bottom of this notice of job opportunity.

Under the EE Act, CRA’s National EE Staffing Strategy strives to eliminate gaps for the four EE designated groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women. Where an EE gap exists at the time of appointment, EE may be used as a staffing requirement at appointment for permanent and temporary appointments over six months made through this process. Where no relevant EE gap exists for Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, or women, DI may be used as a staffing requirement at appointment to address disadvantages for these groups, or their subgroups, under the Canadian Human Rights Act, in response to Government-wide calls to action, mandates, or initiatives.

The CRA strives to offer employees a variety of flexible work arrangements to help them achieve work-life balance.

As a Senior Advisor – Finance, you will 
•    Provide advice, analysis and financial services to ensure the efficient and effective use of departmental resources.

•    Consolidate, analyze financial information and recommend solutions to senior management.

•    Prepare financial reports/statements and briefing notes to inform senior management. Develop, implement and interpret policies and regulations.  

•    Prepare submissions to the Treasury Board, Memoranda to Cabinet and Estimates documents.

•    Evaluate financial systems requirements and advise on solutions to meets business needs. 

As a Team Leader – Finance, you will also be responsible for assigning and prioritizing work of others as well as reviewing performance against expectations. 

Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB, Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC, English essential, French essential, Either English or French.

The pool established from this staffing process may be used to staff similar positions.

To view the complete work description click here: FI3002 and FI3012. If you cannot access the link, you may contact the person/email listed at the bottom of the notice to obtain a copy of the work description.

Come work for the CRA, one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada!

Are you looking for a change? Are you up for new challenges? Would you like to expand your skills set? If yes, take advantage of this opportunity. It will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career path and personal brand.

To apply

Who can apply

Employees of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Federal public service employees in organizations found under Schedules I, IV and V of the Financial Administration Act occupying an indeterminate position at the FI-03 level or equivalent or higher. (List of eligible federal organizations).

Here is an exhaustive list of group and level equivalent to an FI-03 level or higher as of May 2023:
CRA: MG-AFS-05, MG-SPS-05, AU-04, CO-02, ES-05, SI-06, SP-10, CS-04
Other federal departments: AS-08, PM-07, AP-03, CS-04, EC-06, AU-04, CO-03

AND eligible veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members

AND individuals with preferred status who live or work within the general rule of minimum distance of the position(s) being staffed.

Stream 1

For positions in the National Capital Region (NCR), the source of candidates is employees physically working in the NCR.

Please note that this stream will be used to staff positions in the NCR only. 

Stream 2

For positions where employees may work remotely, the source of candidates is employees across Canada.

Further information will be provided for the position being staffed.

Applicants from the general public will not be considered and will not be contacted.

Qualified members and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces who receive an offer of employment are not entitled to relocation costs from the CRA. They may, however, be entitled to a final relocation from the Department of National Defence.

Virtual reporting may be possible, if operational requirements permit.  

Essential staffing requirements
To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements. 

•    the CRA’s minimum education standard for FI.

You must upload your education credentials in the education section of your candidate profile and submit all required documents by the closing date and time of this poster. Failure to do so can result in your application not being considered further.

Have experience in at least two (2) of the following areas of financial management:
        o    Budgeting or Financial Planning
        o    Forecasting/Projections
        o    Financial Monitoring and Reporting 
        o    Project Management
        o    Costing or Business cases 
        o    Accounting or financial statements
        o    Developing, implementing or interpreting financial policies
        o    Financial systems development or maintenance
        o    Internal controls or Internal audit

Candidates must upload the following documents to their candidate profile: 
    -    A resume including groups and levels for each job
    -    Name, title and phone number or email address of 2 references (current and previous supervisor for at least 12 months within the last 6 years. Also, those individuals must have been your manager when you were an FI-02 level or equivalent or higher.)
    -    A letter of offer or pay stub that proves your group and level (only for candidates who are not working at CRA)

Applications will be assessed every 2 months during the posting period. As this is a perpetual inventory, you may reapply at a later date if you do not meet the essential staffing requirements. Please send an email to the address at the bottom of the notice to withdraw your application and reapply.


If you have a limitation that may impact your performance during an assessment, such as a test or interview, you may require an accommodation, and we encourage you to ask for it. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. If we invite you to be assessed, we will send you more information on how to request accommodation measures throughout this staffing process.

Each request will be individually reviewed. You will be asked to provide information regarding your limitations to be reviewed by a trained assessment accommodation advisor. If needed, professional documentation may be requested to determine the appropriate accommodation measures.  All information will be kept confidential. 

For examples of assessment accommodations, please visit: Accommodation during an assessment as a candidate.

Minimum and essential

The minimum and essential staffing requirements indicated below will be assessed during the process and may be used to identify candidates for positions.

  • Performance validation
  • Second Language Evaluation
  • Reference Check – Dependability, Interpersonal relationships and Client Service

Asset staffing requirements
Asset staffing requirements may also be assessed during the staffing process and may be used to identify candidates for positions. You will be notified in advance of any asset requirements to be evaluated.

A formal or an informal interview may be administered at the appointment stage.
•    Education
          o    Eligibility for a designation from a recognized professional accounting association (i.e. CPA, CGA, CMA or CA)
          o    Eligibility for a designation from a recognized internal auditor certification (i.e. CIA or CICA)
•    Specific experience
          o    Supervision of human resources or coordinate the work of others.

Additional considerations 
•    Budgetary considerations
•    Duration of appointment 
•    Start date
•    Minimize business disruption
•    Employment Equity

Conditions of employment
•    Reliability/Security: Reliability Status or Secret.
•    Willingness to work overtime
•    Willingness to travel

Want to know more?

We encourage you to read Important information on staffing at the CRA to find out more about staffing processes and how to apply.

CRA employees support the economic and social well-being of Canadians, and build public trust. We have high expectations, and our employees are held to the standards of conduct outlined in our Code of integrity and professional conduct and Directive on conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, and post-employment.

Information regarding the status of your application will be communicated via the candidate profile on the CRA Careers site. We strongly encourage you to verify the email address attached to your profile and to check your messages regularly for any updates.



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