This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the District Comptroller, the Community Development Officer - Finance 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 with the District Comptroller in providing administrative and financial accounting support to the District Office and Directorate.
The Community Development Officer, Finance delivers corporate finance initiatives in capital project finance and accounting to the region’s LHOs in their Capital Project and O & M delivery. Monitors LHO financial and administrative functions and develops LHO capacity. The incumbent contributes to the effective administration, operation and positive public image of the corporation and district. The incumbent provides oversight to ensure the effective administration of LHOs. The incumbent maintains and administers the region’s O&M budget to ensure financial responsibilities outlined in the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and program guidelines are fulfilled as well as the project accounting for all capital projects in the region to ensure financial responsibility as outlined in the FAA, the Nunavut Housing Corporation Administration Manual and program guidelines are fulfilled.
Knowledge of GAA, GAAP and a technical knowledge of accounting principles is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent must be able to behave with a high degree of professionalism with a courteous, client focused approach to dealing with community partners. The position requires knowledge of computer software programs with an emphasis on spreadsheets, word processing and accounting program applications and skill to manipulate raw data to produce comprehensive reports. Solid teaching, coaching, and presenting skills (one on one and small group) are required. The ability to work in a team environment is required.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized University Degree or Diploma in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting and/or Finance, along with three (3) years of relevant accounting and/or finance work experience. Alternatively, the incumbent may have the required knowledge, skills and abilities if they have a completion of the 3rd level of a recognized accounting designation program and 3 (three) years of relevant accounting and/or finance work experience
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.