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Finance Officer

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Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$81,861.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
29 December 2017

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

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Officer this position is a member of the Financial Services Support Team, and provides accounting and financial services for the Department of Economic Development and Transportation. The Finance Officer safeguards government assets by ensuring compliance with the Financial Administration Act (FAM), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and all applicable government and internal financial and administrative departmental policies and regulations.

Departmental financial and administrative compliance is dependent upon the incumbent’s ability to effectively administer the assigned program responsibilities. Failure to provide these services may result in improper budgeting and spending allocations, misplaced or misused revenues, inaccurate financial statements and financial mismanagement. This position will have direct impact on: Daily financial operations, FMB submissions, monthly variance summaries, main estimates, financial planning and monitoring, operation of financial records and information management.

The successful incumbent is required to have knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, financial data and storage systems, financial transaction processing, human and financial resources management, and auditing procedures. The ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Access, Power Point, Word, Excel and financial spreadsheets is required.  The incumbent is also required to be able to communicate effectively to convey information both orally and in writing.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in Financial Management and a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in Finance.

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

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

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. 

  • 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