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Finance Clerk

Culture and Heritage
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$65,832 per annum, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
27 April 2018

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

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit in Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Manager, Finance & Administration, the Finance Clerk provides accounting and administrative support services for the Corporate Services division. Responsibilities include: ensuring expense vouchers (EV) are coded with correct budget codes, maintaining signing authorities, month-end GL account reconciliations; printing Free Balance reports; and committing contracts. The Finance Clerk will be assigned financial Signing Authority up to limits established for the position within the Department.

You will be responsible for providing critical services that support the effective operation of the Corporate Services Division.   You will provide accounting support to ensure proper budget controls are maintained, reviews/verifications of all account payable and commitment documents for the department to ensure that the transactions are accurate and complete and made in accordance with all financial Administration directives, policies and procedures and Collective Agreements.  In addition, you will provide administrative and financial support to the financial services unit. 

The successful candidate should have as a Grade 12 Diploma (as a minimum), plus one year of relevant experience in Finance.   A post-secondary diploma in finance or a related field would be considered an asset.  You must be able to understand legislation, manuals, guidelines, policies and procedures related to Financial Management, including computerized accounting systems. 

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.  

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • 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