Financial Management Branch

The Financial Management Branch develops and maintains the government’s financial management framework, including related financial legislation and its principle-based Core Policy and Procedures Manual (CPPM). The branch works closely with financial, information technology and human resource management to maintain the overall policy direction for government. It provides advice to line ministries and other central agencies on the financial management and accountability framework to support capacity, control and achievement of government objectives.

The Financial Management Branch supports the Comptroller General in fulfilling their broad statutory responsibilities and provides support to the executive level of government, ministries and central agencies. The branch develops and maintains relationships with external bodies including Crown corporations, the Office of the Auditor General and the Canada Revenue Agency in support of a strong and sustainable financial management and governance framework.  The branch is also responsible for identifying risk-related issues and elevates these issues, with recommendations to the Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister or Treasury Board. 

Services include direction and decision making support to inform senior official’s decisions on sustainable business strategies, systems and processes, risks and controls, and performance management. The branch leads standing and ad hoc working groups on emerging issues in financial management, new policy initiatives and improvements to administrative practices. Projects include strengthening capacity, financial curriculum, financial management information systems, and a comprehensive legislative and policy review to modernize and streamline government’s fnancial management framework.

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