Manager Accounting Services

Community and Government Services
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
April 25, 2014

Manager Accounting Services

Department of Community & Government Services

Iqaluit, Nunavut


Reporting to the Director, Financial Services, the Manager, Accounting Services is responsible for financial systems administration and financial support for the department. This position is directly responsible for the processing of CGS Headquarters’ Operations and Maintenance financial transactions and Accounts Payable. The position also oversees the processing of CGS Headquarters’ revenues, manages Accounts Receivable and oversees the processing of capital and 3rd party funding transactions. Responsibilities include centralized accounting functions such as reconciliations, revenue and expenditure management and coordinating with CGS’ Financial Reporting section for year-end processes for all Headquarters divisions & regional offices. The incumbent must ensure all accounting processes comply with Legislative requirements such as The Financial Administrative Act (FAA), Government of Nunavut (GN) regulations, directives, policies, and procedures, applicable articles of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA), Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti (NNI), and other applicable legislation. The position directly manages the Senior Finance Officer, Accounting, Revenue and Collections Officer and three Accounting Officers. 


This position requires completion of the 3rd level of a recognized Canadian accounting designation (CGA, CMA or CA) along with a university degree with specialization in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Commerce or Economics. Excellent knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required. The Manager Accounting Services must have recent and considerable experience in managing and supervising accounting professionals, preferably in a unionized environment. Experience developing financial accounting processes, procedures and internal controls is required. The incumbent must have hands on experience utilizing large scale ERP systems such as FreeBalance and database systems. This position requires sound experience with the processing of accounting transactions, month-end and year-end procedures and basic financial auditing techniques.


Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset. Equivalencies that consist of a combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education and experience requirements will be considered.


This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union and has a starting salary of $101,498.00 per annum, plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016.00 per annum.


REFERENCE: 14-501612                                Closing Date: April 25, 2014 (Midnight EST)



  • 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. 
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  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220