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Senior Fiscal Advisor-Budget Development

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$99,743.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 May 2018

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Expenditure Management the Senior Fiscal Advisor ensures that the Government of Nunavut’s budgetary systems are designed in such a way that is effective and efficient in meeting government budget and expenditure forecast needs. The Advisor develops and recommends changes to the budgeting structures/systems that enhance the Government of Nunavut’s budget development process.

The Advisor is responsible for developing, adapting and maintaining the government budgeting system’s processes, procedures and templates. The Advisor is responsible for making a final recommendation for a budgeting system for the Government of Nunavut. The Advisor may be assigned other duties which include participation in the development and coordination of the annual budget development process, support departments during the development of the Main and Capital Estimates, and review the government’s estimates to ensure compliance with Cabinet/Financial Management Board’s direction, completeness, and accuracy; assist both the Manager Capital Budget Development and the Manager, Operations and Maintenance Budget Development on development financial documentation for union negotiations and other duties arising during union negotiations. The advisor leads special research and development projects for the Financial Management Board, departments or in support of other government fiscal initiatives. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a completion of a recognized bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management, Public Administration, Economics or in other related fields from a recognized post-secondary institution and a minimum of three years’ experience in a Public Sector environment including budgeting. Experience must include providing advice to senior management in the public sector environment.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. A professional accounting designation and knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit will be considered an asset.  

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • 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