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Community Development Officer - Finance

Nunavut Housing Corporation
Cambridge Bay
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$ 94,010.00
Northern Allowance: 
$ 19,716.00
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
21 July 2017

Four Year Term.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the District Comptroller, the incumbent is responsible for providing financial and administrative oversight on the operations of Local Housing Organizations (LHOs). The incumbent is responsible for the financial planning, staff training and capacity building, assessment and monitoring of the capital projects and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) expenditures for assigned LHOs. This position largely works independently when providing guidance and ongoing monitoring of LHO financial and administrative functions and also works in concert with the District Comptroller in providing administrative and financial accounting support to the District Office and Directorate.

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day and on-going financial operation of the LHOs. This position is responsible for the financial administration of all Capital projects and O & M expenditures in the District. The allocated budget is administered by the District Office and LHOs in the District. The incumbent is responsible for monitoring and providing guidance to the LHOs in meeting financial responsibilities in the program delivery. Together with the Finance team, the incumbent ensures proper administration and financial control of budgets in the District. This position will represent the Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) with the intension of always maintaining a good image and positive public relations within the community.

The incumbent ensures compliance with the LHO Management Agreement by ensuring the LHOs meet the monthly reporting requirements as stipulated in the Agreement. The position ensure that statutory mandatory requirements from the OAG are met by ensuring that timelines are adhered to in order to meet the NHC year-end audit which has an impact on the NHC’s GN reporting requirements.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position may be acquired through a University Degree or Diploma in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting and/or Finance and 3 (three) years of relevant accounting and/or finance work experience; or the completion of the 3rd level of a recognized accounting designation program and 3 (three) years of relevant accounting and/or finance work experience.

In addition, the incumbent must have the ability to mentor and provide training on a one-on-one basis or in a small group environment, and possess the working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting and Generally Accepted Auditing Principles. Proficiency using computer software programs is essential, particularly with an emphasis on spreadsheets, word processing and accounting programs.

Equivalencies consisting of a combination of education and experience will be considered.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

  An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Cambridge Bay)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 2377, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut X0B 0C0
Phone: (867) 983-4058
Toll free: 1-866-667-6624
Fax: (867) 983-4041