Senior Lead, Controllership, Accounting and Reporting

Ministry of Infrastructure
Toronto (City), Ontario
$82,215.00 - $119,496.00 Per Year
November 7, 2023
November 22, 2023
Job Type
Full-time, Permanent
CPA status
CPA Member

The Controllership Unit is looking for a results-oriented individual to provide leadership and guidance on controllership, financial reporting, accounting policy, and risk and internal controls. As a key liaison between the Ministry and the Office of the Provincial Controller, you will lead the implementation of new accounting standards, key financial reporting (e.g., Public Accounts), develop key briefing materials for senior management, and coordinate the development of risk and internal control competency and capacity for Ministry management and staff. If you have expertise in these areas and are ready to take your career to a new level, then we encourage you to apply to this opportunity with the Ministry of Infrastructre.

About the Controllership Unit
The Controllership Unit provides a variety of services and activities to support staff and management to ensure compliance with Corporate Directives and OPS financial policies and practices. Key functions of the unit are related to managing the Delegation of Financial Management Authority (DOFMA) Framework, Certificate of Assurance preparation to support Public Accounts, Audit, Risk Management, Agency Consolidation and Accounting Advice.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service (OPS)?

The OPS is one of the largest employers in the province, employing more than 60,000 people.

We are re-thinking how we deliver services through various initiatives, modernization initiatives and how we access and deliver critical services remotely. We are striving to enable a future-ready OPS workforce through technology-focused enterprise-wide strategies.

The OPS offers a competitive compensation package. We support career and leadership development, invest in learning opportunities, and recognize team and individual achievements, and support flexible work arrangements.

Note: This position is located at 777 Bay Street in Toronto; however, alternate work arrangements may be available.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:


We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• Lead ministry program and policy areas in the development of complex accounting, risk management, control and assurance options and strategies.
• Develop recommendations to streamline and improve financial controls, financial systems, recording and reporting for financial transactions.
• Provide expert advice and leadership on business modernization activities within the ministry.
• Lead and coordinate monthly and year-end external financial and accounting analysis and reporting activities.
• Lead and provide direction to program areas and senior management on government accounting policies and procedures, financial management, controllership and reporting.

How do I qualify?



• You must hold a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or Canadian Public Finance Accreditation (CPFA) and be able to provide proof prior to receiving a job offer.

Financial, Accounting and Risk Assessment Knowledge

• You have knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Public Sector Accounting Board accounting standards, consolidation theory and practice, financial and accounting theories and practices.
• You can understand financial policy/procedures and systems design/development principles to design, develop and implement financial reporting and accounting systems.
• You have assurance and risk assessment expertise to provide direction and advice to reporting entities ensuring compliance with government requirements and standards.

Leadership and Project Management Skills

• You demonstrate leadership skills and possess project management experience that includes applying transformational/change management principles and theories.
• You can create and refine approaches, processes and analysis tools to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency.
• You are able to identify and implement business improvement opportunities to strengthen/monitor program integrity.
• You can lead and provide technical direction to staff, including the management of day-to-day activities, coaching, mentoring, training and effectively delegating work activities and responsibilities.
• You can identify, assess and resolve problems related to complex ministry/cross-ministry initiatives, accounting issues, etc.

Communication, Influencing and Relationship Management Skills

• You demonstrate oral and written communication skills in order to prepare project material, briefing notes and a variety of other documents and submission.
• You understand the impact of messages on others and carefully craft messages by taking the listener's perspective into consideration.
• You can present complex financial matters, options and recommendations to various audiences, including senior management, orally and in writing.
• You can demonstrate political acuity, persuasion and influencing skills to make recommendations and guide decision making and actions by senior management.
• You have negotiation, mediation and relationship management skills to work closely and lead consultations with stakeholders.

Problem-solving, Analytical and Strategic Thinking Skills

• You have a high degree of problem-solving, analytical and strategic thinking skills and can anticipate, evaluate and clarify issues, generate solutions, can take resourceful and effective actions and can assign priority to tasks.
• You can evaluate facts before making decisions or providing recommendations, ensuring all relevant aspects are taken into consideration.

Computer Skills

• You have experience using large scale computer systems for case management and financial reporting (e.g. IFIS, Oracle Financials) and to develop financial reporting requirements, create reports, and meet requirements for recording and consolidating financial information/data.

Additional Information


  • 1 English Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group:

Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario

Schedule: 6

Category: Finance and Economics

Posted on: Tuesday, November 7, 2023


  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions. E-IN-207046/23

How to apply:


  1. You must apply online by visiting You must enter the job id number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.


All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 22, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the 
Ontario's Human Rights Code .

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