Work Environment for Finance Professionals

As a finance professional with the BC Public Service, you'll have the support of a superb team of co-workers and you'll be directing your career with one of Canada's top employers. 

Supportive, High-performing Finance Teams

To accomplish the work of managing more than $35 billion in annual revenues, our finance professionals need to be excellent communicators, collaborators and problem solvers. These same qualities make us a great team to work with. Whether you are a co-op student new to finance or a senior professional with years of experience, you will be able to rely on your co-workers and supervisors for support, camaraderie and mentorship.

Variety & Mobility

Most of our finance positions are located in Victoria, but we also have professionals working in ministry offices in larger centres across the province in a wide range of economic and social areas. British Columbia brings diverse financial challenges; with us, you can find the support and independence to dive into one of these challenges and use your judgment, experience, business acumen and communication skills to see it to resolution.

Each finance role has its own rhythms: some involve lots of travel, some have steady workflows, others have high-energy crunch times based on tax seasons or project deadlines. As your needs and career interests change, you'll find opportunities to try new roles in new areas, expand your skills and propel yourself forward in your career.

High Ethical Standards

The nature of financial work and of all governmental operations requires high levels of public scrutiny. Each of our employees is offered training that provides tools and frameworks for addressing ethical issues that relate to financial work in the BC Public Service, and our Standards of Conduct for Public Service Employees (PDF, 223KB) lays out a set of rules and principles that help us uphold the highest ethical standards and that foster a positive, organizational culture.

An Award-winning Employer

The BC Public Service has been included among B.C.'s Top 55 Employers, Canada's Top 25 Family Friendly Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers and Canada's Greenest Employers. Along with a competitive salary and great benefits, our staff members enjoy:

  • A culture that respects diversity, flexibility and work/life balance
  • Minimum three weeks' vacation to start
  • A defined pension plan that contributes $1.13 for every $1 you contribute
  • Salary deferral programs to assist with paid leaves
  • Cumulative recognition of past years of service for returning employees
  • And much more!