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Finance & Administration Officer

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
21 July 2017

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Department of Environment (ENV) must maintain partnerships with community, territorial, provincial, national and international stakeholders utilizing state of the art technology and information systems. At the same time, the organization is deeply committed to maintaining a workforce that is representative of the population and whose operations reflect the principles of Inuit Qaujimanituqangit (IQ).

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Services, the Finance and Administration Officer ensure timely processing of accounts payable/receivable (revenue and surcharges) and obligation documents for appropriateness, accuracy that the transaction are charged to the appropriate accounts with reference to the budget codes provided by program managers.

The Finance and Administration Officer delivers key financial support services for the Kitikmeot Regional Office.

The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of the accounts payable/receivable functions, works closely with program managers and headquarters in processing vendor returns prior to submitting documentation to the Department of Finance. The incumbent also works closely with headquarters in ensuring a good understanding and compliance with applicable aspects of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and related Financial Administration Manuel (FAM).

An in-depth knowledge of financial procedures and systems; sound understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), ability to use business software including communications (e-mail), word processing, financial spreadsheets and databases. 

The ideal candidate will have Grade 12 or equivalent with 3 years in financial field working experience. Equivalencies consisting of a combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities equal to the formal education and experience requirements will be considered.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

Inuktitut is an asset.

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

  • 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