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Finance Officer

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Type of employment: 
Type of Employment 2: 
Term (1 year) November 2019-November 2020
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Closing Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

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

This employment opportunity is only open to Government of Nunavut Employees.

Reporting to the Supervisor of Accounts Payable, the Finance Officer provides accounting services to assigned Government of Nunavut (GN) departments and sections in accordance with the Financial Administration Act and other guidelines, policies and procedures of the GN, to ensure that financial objectives are met in an efficient and effective manner. In addition, the Finance Officer will be monitoring and ensuring compliance with GAAP (generally acceptable accounting principles).

Key responsibilities for this position include: providing accounting functions to ensure proper budget controls are maintained; providing data entry and verification of the financial system source documents; monitoring/reconciling grants and contribution payments; booking travel and accommodations; maintaining signing authorities; reconciling visa accounts; preparing and clearing accruals; and maintaining a control ledger for all departmental commitments. Strong client-service skills and the ability to work in a team environment are desirable.

The successful candidate of this position will have a diploma in accounting, finance/commerce, etc. or in a related field. At least 2 years’ relevant finance experience in a computerized environment is required plus experience providing advisory services to clients.

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

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

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term pending Manager approval.

An eligibility list may be created for this competition



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