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Manager, Finance and Administration
If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 3 year term.
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Kitikmeot School Operations, the Manager, Finance and Administration provides/directs the provision of financial and administrative support and guidance to the Regional Office, District Education Authorities (DEAs), and school administrators with a view to facilitate effective operations; ensure adequate availability of critical resources and position the Region to successfully deliver on its mandate.
The Manager, Finance and Administration provides support and services to all regional staff as part of their responsibility to ensure the Region operates within established requirements. While this position reports to the Executive Director, the incumbent collaborates with other senior departmental staff, staff in Headquarters, to successfully achieve the fiduciary and administrative goals/objectives of the Regional School Operations. To this end, the incumbent coordinates budget development activities; provides budget variance analysis, inclusive of identifying potential financial or operational issues, recommends appropriate course of action, etc., prepares year-end financial reports, establishes, maintains and enhances systems of internal control to ensure expenditures are processed in accordance with the Financial Administration Manual, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, etc.
In Nunavut, community education programs are overseen by the elected members of the District Education Authorities. The incumbent will actively support the DEAs and their staff by providing advice and guidance, such as troubleshooting accounting challenges, as and when needed, assuming control of DEA accounting systems and bank accounts when local staff are not available to undertake those responsibilities, and monitoring activities to ensure they continue to adhere to the legislation, policies, agreements, stipulations, guiding the use and management of Public funds.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to undertake the responsibilities of this position come from having a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration and 5 years of progressive accounting experience.
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.