Financial Clerk

The Service is always looking for talented and skilled individuals to join our team. Diversity is not only part of the Service’s culture it is a core business strategy. We are building a workforce which is representative of the Canadian society and our programs and policies are designed to foster diversity and inclusion.

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Reference Number


Closing Date

2017-11-29 APPLY ON-LINE

Job Summary

  • Perform account verification responsibilities ensuring certification of Section 34 of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) on all documents. 
  • Administer & maintain the contingency account/cash advance system including control & reconciliation of the contingency by distributing and receiving money. 
  • Liaise with managers/employees on expenditures by ensuring that they comply with policies and regulations. 
  • Reconciliation of financial reports. 
  • Process payment of invoices within specified time frames. 
  • Process payment of accounts by verifying that all contract terms and conditions have been met and determining the right financial coding to avoid financial loss and payment duplication. 
  • Liaise with suppliers to give and obtain information necessary to ensure the accuracy of accounts/financial transactions and to rectify any irregularities. 
  • Prepare bank deposits.


  • College diploma with a specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics and 2 years of experience*;  
  • Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics and 1 year of experience*; or 
  • Possession of the Government of Canada Financial Management Certificate and 2 years of experience*.


* Candidates must possess experience in at least two of the following areas:

  • providing advice to clients, managers and/or employees; 
  • using a financial system; 
  • working with MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel and Outlook); 
  • application of financial policies; or 
  • accounting operations.


  • Experience in using a resource management system such as SAP, Oracle or FreeBalance. 
  • Experience in handling large amounts of money and daily cash balancing.


Organizational skills/Multitasking, Interpersonal skills, Adaptability/Flexibility, Rigour, Client Service

Who Can Apply

Canadian citizens eligible for a Top Secret security clearance.

Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive a Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important that you adhere to a zero tolerance illegal drug use from the time you submit your application.

Language Requirements

Bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB)

Salary Range

$45,920 to $55,860 per year (under review) plus the bilingual bonus. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We Also Offer

Organized and recreational sports activities, on-site fitness facility, full service cafeteria, and bus route service within proximity.


Ottawa (Ontario).

Employment Conditions

Indeterminate (permanent) position with a one (1) year probation; or

Term position of six (6) months, with the possibility of an extension and/or indeterminate employment after one (1) year.

How To Apply

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each Education and Experience criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the career opportunity.

If you meet these requirements, you may submit your candidacy by clicking Apply Now and quote reference 17-970-04-095 in your cover letter.


CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

CSIS is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians. If your application is retained and you require any special accommodation during the selection process, please advise us. The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.