Financial Officer


Enjoy crunching numbers? Passionate about travel? Detail-oriented and familiar working with numerous deadlines? We need you! We’re looking for an energetic Financial Officer to help keep our day-to-day operations in check.

You’re an analytical and a problem-solving professional who will receive, review and process financial information for a number of departments. Flexible and tactical, you’re also a people person who will collaborate with colleagues, partners and vendors, providing financial processing, guidance and recommendations. Sounds like a challenge you can’t resist? Come make Destination Canada a part of your next adventure.

Selection Process No: 2016-CTC-FIN-482-02

Classification: FI-01

Tenure: Maternity leave term (about 1 year)

Closing Date: February 21, 2016

Salary: $50,596 to $69,584 per year

Organization: Destination Canada

Position Title: Financial Officer

Language Requirements: English Essential

Under the direction of the Executive Director, Financial Operations, the incumbent is responsible for the coordination of day to day budget management, financial and related project monitoring, supporting and reporting on budgets for Global Communications and Programs, Global Marketing, Youth Travel Program, United States (“Connecting America” initiative), and Research.  The incumbent will report to the Executive Director, Financial Operations in consultation with other Executive Directors accountable for these program/cost centers.

The incumbent supports decisions, makes financial control recommendations and provides related financial guidance and procedural guidance to the identified EDs and/or VPs.

The incumbent also acts as back-up for the Financial Officer responsible for the budgets associated with Destination Canada’s operations in Americas (Brazil and Mexico) and Asia (South Korea, Japan and India).


Education: Graduation from a recognized university or college with a professional accounting designation or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience. Accounting designation or working towards an accounting designation is an asset.

Experience:  When applying, the candidate must clearly demonstrate in writing how they meet the following experience criteria:

  • 3 or more years of progressive experience working in an accounting or finance role.
  • Experience in monitoring, supporting and tracking program and project budgets such as conducting variances, processing invoices and forecasting.
  • Experience in providing financial reports and analyzing information for employees, managers and senior management.
  • Experience in financial ERP systems and advanced experience in Excel.
  • Experience in completing account reconciliations for month end review.

Knowledge :

  • Knowledge of financial management and accounting principles, budgeting and forecast preparation and trend analysis
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures in the areas of finance, procurement and contracting
  • Knowledge of purchase requisitions and methods and practices used in records management and maintaining filing systems


  • Ability to administer the budget
  • Ability to resolve problems
  • Ability to provide advice
  • Ability to establish priorities and multi-task
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to use MS-Office applications
  • Detail-oriented
  • Effective interpersonal relationships

Personal Suitability: Effective interpersonal relationships; creativity; judgment; results-oriented; discretion; confidentiality; diplomacy; detail-oriented.

Security: A Reliability Status or a Security Clearance may be required.

Entitlement to work in Canada: You must certify in your application that you are legally entitled to work in Canada or have the ability to obtain the necessary approvals to work in Canada.  Destination Canada reserves the right to require that you provide proof of your legal entitlement to work in Canada at any time.
Please note that Destination Canada will not be providing relocation assistance.

Note: You must be able to provide proof of your education credentials if requested.  When applying, candidates must clearly demonstrate in writing that they meet the above-mentioned education and experience criteria.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Candidates are asked to indicate their first official language as well as their preferred official language in their application.

This competition may be used to staff similar positions.

Send your application to:
Destination Canada.

If your skills and experience are a match for the above, please email your resume in MS Word format or PDF file to hr [at] destinationcanada [dot] com.   Please specify the competition number
(2016-CTC-FIN-482-02) in the subject line.

We thank all those interested for their time and care in submitting applications but regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the employer. 

No phone calls or emails, please.

Please note that Destination Canada’s pension and benefit plans are completely separate from the federal public service.  In general, candidates cannot transfer their pension and their service from the public service to Destination Canada.

Destination Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

Destination Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the staffing official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.