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Manager, Financial Monitoring

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Finance and Procurement Services 

Classification: FI-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBB/CBB 


This position is being re-posted. If you have previously applied to this requisition, there is no need to re-apply.

The NRC Advantage



The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for a Manager, Financial Monitoring to support our Finance and Procurement Services Branch. The incumbent would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

Under the guidance of the Director, Financial Accountability and Solutions, the Manager, Financial Monitoring is responsible for leading continuous and/or specific monitoring exercises, developing reports on the results of monitoring exercises, and recommending corrective measures to minimize risks.  He/she will provide a wide range of analysis, advice, guidance, expertise, services, policy interpretation and policy implementation related to financial internal controls.

The incumbent will supervise the activities of up to 2 employees and may manage contractors from time to time. Supervising staff including planning activities, monitoring and evaluation performance (CTE) and adhering to health and safety policies.

Your Challenge (Cont.)

Key Activities:

  • Assists the Director in offering advice on financial internal controls to the Director General of Finance and Procurement Services and to the Chief Financial Officer and on the provision of functional direction on financial internal controls to Vice-Presidents, Directors General, Managers of Financial Management and Advisory Services, Financial Officers and Administrative Coordinators in all Research Centre/Branch/IRAP (CBIs).
  • Works in close collaboration with the staff of Corporate Financial Systems and Reporting to have access to financial data and develop means of doing special queries and data mining and analytic queries on financial databases.  Leads the review of financial transactions, revenues, accounts receivable, expenditures and accounts payable in accordance with the risk-based monitoring plan developed.
  • Plays a key role in identifying issues of non-compliances that may impact the quality of financial and non-financial information and the quality of decision-making and will make recommendations and flag issues of non-compliance to senior management.
  • Works in close collaboration with the staff of Corporate Accounting, in particular with the Manager of Corporate Accounting whom is responsible for the NRC’s accounting, financial reporting and control systems with respect to assets and liabilities, revenues and expenditures and for the preparation of NRC Financial Statements. 
  • Assists the organization in the identification of risks, financial implications and impacts of the condition of financial internal controls within NRC and suggests mitigation strategies in collaboration with other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participates in the development of a risk-based annual monitoring plan to be approved by the Chief Financial Officer and presented to the Departmental Audit Committee. 
  • Leads special projects to review, evaluate and investigate the effectiveness and efficiencies of internal control, financial management and compliance with existing policies, systems, procedures and practices; and supports Corporate Accounting in the preparation of NRC’s annual Financial Statements.
Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, with specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, or commerce.

A professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA or CGA). 

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

  • Significant* experience in planning and conducting financial audit engagements.
  • Experience in the delivery of financial services for financial and management accounting, financial policy, and financial systems.
  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting complex financial information.
  • Significant* experience in analyzing, developing and implementing business processes, procedures and financial controls.
  • Experience in the assessment of internal controls.
  • Experience in using MS Excel proficiently, including to the manipulation of data and tables.
  • Significant* experience with data query tools such as ACL or IDEA.
  • Experience in supervision.

Recent experience in financial management and accounting in the federal government would be an asset.
Experience with SAP or another ERP, would be an asset.

*Significant means a minimum of 2 – 6 years’ experience

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements
Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies
  • Expert knowledge of accounting, auditing, financial and business principles and methods in order to provide sound financial advice.
  • Strong knowledge of planning, developing and implementing financial management procedures.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively both orally and in writing including the ability to formulate results of tests into comprehensible observations and recommendations.
  • Strong knowledge of audit and risk management practices, concepts and techniques including the development of a Risk Based Audit Plans and sampling methodologies and the execution of such plans. This includes sampling techniques, and of financial accounting practices, systems and processes and be knowledgeable of the requirements of the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Office of the Comptroller General pertaining to financial management and controls.
  • Good knowledge and experience in using analytical auditing procedures, including available technological tools (e.g. Excel and audit management software tools such as IDEA).
Behavioural Competencies
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 3)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 3)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 3)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)
Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Management Services;


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $89,440 to $115,257 per annum. 


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Provide a resume and a cover letter explaining how your education and work experience makes you an ideal candidate for the position.
  • An informal or formal interview may be administered by the hiring manager as part of the candidate’s assessment.
  • A technical assessment, written or verbal, may be administered by the hiring manager as part of the evaluation.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of their education credentials.
  • Reference checks will be requested and may be part of the evaluation.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (9965) to:


Telephone: 613-299-4639

Closing Date: Posted until filled



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Date Modified: 2020-09-14

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