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-482-03

Classification: FI-01

Tenure: Term (until April 2017)

Closing Date: September 25, 2016

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

Organization: Destination Canada

Position Title: Financial Officer

Language Requirements: English Essential


Management and coordination of day to day budgeting, financial and related project monitoring, supporting and reporting for budgets for Global Marketing, Global Communications, Youth Travel Program, United States (“Connecting America” initiative), Research – reporting to ED Financial Operations in consultation with EDs 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 Financial Officer, Emerging Markets responsible for budgets for Americas (Brazil and Mexico) and Asia (S. 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:

  • Experience in managing and administering the delivery of financial services
  • Experience in monitoring, supporting and tracking program and project budgets such as conducting variances, processing invoices and forecasting
  • Experience in managing multiple initiatives/activities simultaneously
  • Experience in preparing and editing information products and reports
  • Significant experience in using Microsoft Office Suite at an advanced level (including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


  • 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

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 resume and application in MS Word format or PDF format to hr [at] destinationcanada [dot] com. Please specify the competition number (2016-CTC-FIN-482-03) 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.