CLK 11R - Finance and Operations Officer

Government of British ColumbiaVictoria, BC3 months ago

Finance and Operations Officer

Clerk R11

There is currently a temporary opportunity available until 03/01/2022, this temporary opportunity may become permanent.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.

A unique opportunity to apply your financial expertise in this exciting role

The Lieutenant Governor is the personal representative in the province of the Queen in Canada. As such, the position is not only the Chief Executive Officer of the government but is also the embodiment of the Crown in British Columbia. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and Government House itself is multi-dimensional, supporting several distinct lines of business including constitutional and international protocol matters, ceremonial and hospitality events, and the management and maintenance of Government House as a National Historic Site. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor is managed and maintained by staff and others, who coordinate constitutional, ceremonial, protocol, diplomatic, administrative and operational activities at Government House and other locations. 

The Finance and Operations Officer (FOO) provides financial and operational support service for Government House, the official office and residence of the Lieutenant Governor. The FOO works in support of the Operations Manager. The position must be able to prioritize workload, work well independently, and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, in accordance with the protocol of the Office. In all areas of responsibility, the position is expected to deal with a wide variety of VIPs, government managers and staff, and the general public, and to do so in a manner which reflects and conveys a positive and professional image of Government House and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. We acknowledge all Indigenous peoples on whose territories we work and play. We honour their connections to the land and respect the importance of the diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. Consider joining our team and helping us build an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace. 

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Post-secondary certificate or higher in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, or other related fields.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a financial processing role.
  • Experience coordinating the assembly of financial data.
  • Experience developing financial statements and reports.
  • Experience in accounts receivable or payable in a computerized environment.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel developing and maintaining spreadsheets and preparing financial reports.
  • Experience interpreting and applying legislation, policies, and procedures.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience with the government Corporate Financial System (CFS).
  • Experience using Sage Accounting software.
  • Experience in ARCS / ORCS.
  • Supervisory experience.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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