Finance career opportunities
Last updated: December 3, 2021
An important and dynamic career
Put your knowledge of finance in action with the BC Public Service and take part in exciting, valuable work that matters to you and the citizens of British Columbia.
Making a difference every day
A financial career with the BC Public Service is so much more than numbers. The work we do affects everyone in the province and has an impact on their lives.
Each day, our finance teams work across every ministry to find innovative and responsible ways to meet the social, environmental and economic goals of the province, whether it's managing budgets, forecasting costs, procuring the materials government needs to function, or providing specialized advice and analysis.
Woman's voice (Martha): 'I’m Martha Thomas. I’m the Director of Financial Management and reporting for the Ministry of Finance.'
0:11. Text on screen: 'What is your educational background?'
Martha: 'So, I got out of high school and I did my degree at the University of Toronto in history and political science and that wasn’t quite enough. So, I ended up going back to school to Camosun College to do the business admin program and after being completely inspired by one of my instructors, I decided to become a CA.'
0:32. Text on screen: 'Did you always know that you wanted to work in the financial stream?'
Martha: 'No. No, I had no idea what I wanted to do then. After being a store detective and a cashier and a bouncer in a bar (laughter), anything was up from there.'
0:40. Text on screen: 'What is the greatest misconception about working in the financial stream for the provincial government?'
Martha: 'Don’t think that it’s strictly about numbers. I’ve been really fortunate – I’ve been in government for 12 years almost now and I’ve travelled across the province. I’ve met some incredible people. It is so much more than just crunching numbers. It’s so much more than just putting spreadsheets together. It has so much to do with developing relationships and supporting the businesses across government.'
1: 21. Text on screen: 'What is the best part of your job?'
'That there is the two aspects: you get to meet some really neat people and you get to help people accomplish some really interesting goals.'
New challenges, new opportunities
A financial career in the BC Public Service is always evolving. Our people embrace change and love to solve problems.
Every project will bring you new tasks, questions to answer and an exciting change in pace. Working with your colleagues, you’ll collaborate on each challenge as it arises, using fresh approaches and learning on the job to accomplish the tasks at hand.
As you progress, you’ll gain experience and new opportunities to move forward in your career.
A broad career horizon
With our culture of support for learning and skills development, there's no limit to how far you can go. As your professional goals and knowledge evolve, you'll be able to direct your career path to suit your needs, choosing from a vast range of positions located in both the Ministry of Finance and every ministry office across B.C.
Join us and become part of a high-performing community that provides an important and meaningful service to this province. Whether you're a seasoned finance professional or just starting out in your career, you’ll find a finance role that fits you with the BC Public Service.
A BC Public Service career offers:
- Competitive compensation
- An excellent benefits package
- Incredible career mobility and diversity
- On-the-job learning, certification support and B.C. student loan forgiveness
- Freedom to direct your career to suit your interests and aptitudes
- The chance to be part of a great community of people
- Opportunities to make a difference in your world