Corporate Controller

March 17 2023
Expected expiry date: March 31 2023
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Business,
Toronto, ON • Full time
Are you a dynamic and people-focused financial leader? Do you have demonstrated experience leading controllership and accounting functions? The Business and Fiscal Planning Branch within the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) is seeking an inclusive leader to join their team as the Corporate Controller.

Business and Fiscal Planning Branch @ MAG is responsible for the strategic financial management, corporate planning and evaluation, corporate controllership, and managing the Integrated Financial Information System (IFIS).

Please note: attendance at the Toronto office (720 Bay Street) will be required in alignment with the Ontario Public Service's current hybrid work model.

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?

As the Corporate Controller, you will:
• establish the ministry financial controllership and accountability framework.
• manage and lead corporate accounting, financial analysis, revenue and transfer payments, audit and risk management, financial reporting operations, and corporate advisory services.
• manage the coordination of internal and external financial reporting.
• provide expert advice to ministry staff on government accounting policies and financial control in the delivery of the ministry's financial objectives.
• provide ministry-wide direction, leadership, and quality assurance in the implementation and management of financial controllership and reporting mechanisms that align with the government's financial and accounting policies and standards.
• lead and manage a team through coaching, promoting innovation and building diversity within the team.
• develop, build, and maintain strategic alliances across the ministry and the Ontario Public Service.

How do I qualify?


Completed Accounting designation (Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or Canadian Public Finance Accreditation (CPFA)).

Strategic Leadership Skills

• You demonstrate the leadership behaviours, attributes and mindset for leaders, across the organization, to lead the OPS into the future and deliver our vision.
• You have experience leading, motivating and coaching staff to deliver results in a fast-paced work environment.
• You have proven success in fostering an environment of continuous improvement and exceptional client service and support.
• You have experience in successfully leading priority initiatives that support the achievement of organizational goals.
• You have excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills along with a strong sense of political acuity to deal with a variety of complex and contentious issues.

Relationship Management and Communication Skills

• You have relationship management skills to develop and maintain collaborative relationships across multiple partners and organizations.
• You can demonstrate negotiation skills and effectively foster and maintain productive collaboration and build partnerships with a diverse client group and stakeholders.
• You have demonstrated communication skills, including presentation and briefing skills to manage and inform senior management and staff on complex issues.
• You have experience identifying and clearly communicating strategic options to proactively support client and ministry objectives.
• You have excellent judgement and political acuity to deal with highly visible, complex and politically sensitive issues.

Technical Expertise and Specialized Knowledge

• You have knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), consolidation theory and practice, financial and accounting theories/practices, and practices to coordinate, review and manage complex financial processes.
• You have knowledge of Public Sector accounting (including Public Sector Accounting Board Standards), consolidation theory/practice, financial and accounting theories/practices.
• You have knowledge of government financial reporting processes and requirements, including capital accounting knowledge.
• You have experience practicing and applying modern controllership, quality assurance methods, and risk management practices.
• You have knowledge of financial policy/procedures and systems design/development principles and methods.
• You can provide analysis, solutions and recommendations to manage risk, optimize financial management and maximize compliance.

Apply now!

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