Manager, Transfer Payment Accountability Unit

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Toronto (City), Ontario
$90,348.00 - $137,895.00 Per Year
November 21, 2023
December 5, 2023
Job Type
CPA status

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is looking for an innovative, results oriented and client focused individual to join the senior management team in the Finance, Analysis & Accountability Branch.

Come demonstrate your expertise in this role providing financial advice and leadership with a team of financial professionals in ensuring the integrity of financial recording, reporting and monitoring of all funds disbursed through housing and homelessness transfer payments.

About Us
The Finance, Accountability, and Analysis Branch (FAAB) supports financial oversight and accountability for housing and homelessness programs. The branch is responsible for: leading financial accountability/controllership analysis and advice; leading on Federal-Provincial-Territorial engagement and negotiations; leading business intelligence and data analytics across the entire housing continuum; and leading a multifaceted approach to information management and analytics, including the management of housing and homelessness programs through the Transfer Payment Ontario (TPON) system.


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


The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership is a top priority for the OPS. Our goal is to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most under-represented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) on our leadership teams.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.

The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy, the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint, and the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.

What can I expect to do in this role?


Create the Work Environment

In the Ontario Public Service, we hold our leaders to the highest standards, expecting them to embody authenticity, accountability, and courage in every action and decision. It will be your responsibility to create a work environment and team culture that ignites innovation, nurtures collaboration and champions inclusivity by creating a diverse, anti-racist and accessible workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. By aligning your choices with these values, you will create a vibrant work environment where every individual can thrive.

Deliver on Business Goals and Priorities

Your leadership will be crucial in guiding the team towards the achievement of its business goals. It will be your responsibility to inspire and motivate your team to deliver their best performance and align the team's daily actions with the strategic vision of the ministry.

As the Manager of the Transfer Payment Accountability Unit, you will:

• Provide staff leadership, strategic direction and effective modern controllership for the development and maintenance of financial and administrative tools, transfer payment systems, and operational processes.
• Develop, implement and update financial systems and processes for the corporate reporting and forecasts of the Housing Division's budget and other corporate requirements including risk reporting, multi-year planning , Certificate of Assurance, etc.
• Manage the resources and administration of payments and financials associated with a variety of housing and homelessness programs by developing, implementing and updating controllership and internal control systems and processes.
• Develop comprehensive reports and briefing notes to support the Housing Division and the Ministry on financial and fiscal elements of the various housing and homelessness programs.
• Coordinate accurate and timely financial information of affordable housing and homelessness activities and projects for a variety of reporting, issues management and communications purposes.

How do I qualify?


Strategic Leadership Skills:


• You have leadership experience and the ability to inspire, engage, motivate, develop and mentor staff to deliver on results in a rapidly changing environment.
• You are a collaborative leader and have incorporated the principles of inclusion and diversity across all elements of your management style.
• You have demonstrated success in fostering an environment of continuous improvement, creativity and excellence.
• You have had success in motivating and building relationships with a diverse team of highly professional, technical and administrative staff.
• You are an innovative leader who seeks opportunities to mentor and coach staff and improve programs and systems.
• You actively acknowledge and challenge your own unconscious biases and consistently work to reduce them.


Communication and Relationship Management Skills


• You have experience building consensus using your superior interpersonal and relationship management skills.
• You have a high level of political acuity and demonstrated experience managing high-profile and contentious issues.
• You have superior communication skills to lead politically sensitive consultations with internal and external key partners and stakeholders and prepare complex briefing notes to senior executives within the Division and Ministry.
• You have strong communication and political acuity skills to provide guidance and advice to liaise with a variety of people of diverse background and skills.


Technical Knowledge:


• You have in-depth knowledge of government's approach to financial services, accountabilities, the fiscal cycle and related approval processes.
• You have experience in budget development, procurement and tendering processes and are familiar with the OPS Transfer Payment Directive.
• You have knowledge of modern controllership principles, processes and functions to understand financial analysis, forecasting, modelling, internal control, and risk management.
• You have knowledge of OPS procedures related to the proper disbursement and auditing of federal-provincial funds to ensure effective transfer payment administration and accountability.

Tools and Resources for Crafting Your Application:

• The Ontario Public Service Leadership Model defines the expected leadership behaviours, attributes and mindset for leaders. Be sure to demonstrate these leadership behaviours in your application.
• Explore our Application Preparation Guide for valuable tips on crafting an impactful application.

Additional Information


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

Compensation Group:

Management Compensation Plan

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Management and General

Posted on:

Monday, November 20, 2023


  • T-MA-207666/23

How to apply:


  1. You must apply online. 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 Tuesday, December 5, 2023 11:59 pm EST. 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 .