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Accounting Officer

Community and Government Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$70,083 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 May 2018

Reporting to the Senior Accounting Officer (Capital), the incumbent is responsible for providing accounting support services as well as maintaining and monitoring obligations and commitments related to budgets to ensure financial responsibilities are met while making certain established policies, procedures & guidelines are abided by.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintain and administer Headquarters’ Capital budget, accounting and revenue operations and third party funding programs to ensure the financial responsibilities outlined in the Financial Administration Act, applicable policy and program guidelines are fulfilled; responsible for transactions in revenues, receivables and accounts payable general ledger accounts so as to ensure accuracy and integrity of all entries; assist in the financial administration of the Departments’ third party funding agreements with the Federal Government as well as contribute to the effective administration, operation and positive public image of the Department.

The incumbent should have knowledge of financial planning and budgetary development procedures, working knowledge of Accounting principles and practices as well as have the ability to use a computerized accounting system, word processing program and financial spreadsheets. In addition, the ability to supervise staff and students is required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a High School Diploma along with at least two (2) years financial administration experience in a computerized accounting environment.

The ability to speak Inuktitut is an asset.

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

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • 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 (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