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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
$ 116,454
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:59pm

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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting directly to the Director, Corporate Services (Director); the Controller is tasked with the strategic leadership, management, and administration of the Financial Operations Unit (in keeping with its mandate) and is ultimately accountable for ensuring the Department’s financial viability and efficacy in any given year. The Controller is responsible for the administration and implementation of the Department’s annual budget cycle along with development of the Department’s Business Plan and Main Estimates.  The Controller provides supports and services to all departmental staff as part of their responsibility to ensure the Department operates within established financial management and reporting requirements. The duties and functions undertaken by incumbent have a significant impact on all of the Department’s operations.  The incumbent has full accounting authority and is responsible for developing and managing an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) budget and assisting with the development of the Capital Estimates.

The incumbent is responsible and accountable for: providing strategic leadership, administration, management, and oversight of the Division’s Financial Operations Unit and the Department’s finance activities; assessing the adequacy of financial controls to ensure audit requirements; ensuring all applicable staff are aware of the Department’s financial and accounting responsibilities; overseeing and managing the development of the Department’s Business Plan; ensuring departmental staff with financial management and reporting responsibilities are kept informed of the status of their operational and program budgets; overseeing and guiding investigations into financial irregularities and bringing forward recommendations to address any shortcomings in financial control.

The successful candidate should have a undergraduate Degree in Business Administration/Commerce, Finance/Accounting or similar from a recognized university and the completion of recognized professional accounting designation (CPA). A minimum of five (5) years of progressive accounting experience including two (2) years of progressive managerial experience is also required. Incumbents must have experience in the following areas: , managing significant operational budgets; organizing and carrying-out financial audits,managing contractors and experience working in a regulatory environment reviewing, interpreting and monitoring activities relative to legislated/regulatory requirements.

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

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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