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Senior Accounting Officer

Community and Government Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$92,196 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 November 2017

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees.

Reporting to the Manager of Accounting Operations, the Senior Accounting Officer provides accounting support services such as planning, forecasting and coordinating the budget and financial administration of the Departments budget, ensuring optimum use of Capital, third-party funded initiatives and effective control of Capital Expenditures.  

This role is responsible for centralized accounting functions such as reconciliations and analysis of general ledger accounts, capital projects & expenditure management and systems administration thus ensuring that capital expenditures are accurately reflected in the general ledger. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: exercise signing authority as delegated and outlined in the FAA and applicable Directives of the Financial Administration Manual; maintain known commitments, hold-backs and NNI reporting database for the department as well as assist with completion of variance-, and year-end accrued liability reporting as stipulated by Agreements between the Government of Nunavut, Federal Government and other Agencies.

A thorough knowledge of accounting principles, practices and standards, and an understanding of complex financial and operational systems and business applications are required. In addition, the incumbent should have proven and recent supervisory experience as well as excellent microcomputer skills, including a substantial knowledge of spreadsheet applications, word processing and previous experience with accounting systems.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a college level diploma in a financial discipline (Accounting, Commerce, Economics or a related field) plus three (3) years related accounting experience. Enrolment and/or completion towards a Professional Accounting Designation (CPA, CA, CMA, or CGA) is a definite asset.

The ability to speak Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun is also considered 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