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Director of Operations and Financial Services

Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$114,926 to $164,180
Northern Allowance: 
$ 15,016
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
30 June 2017

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

This is a senior financial management position at Canada’s newest Legislature. Reporting directly to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, the Director of Operations and Financial Services (the Director)  is responsible for all areas of financial management for the Legislative Assembly, including budget development, financial reviews, financial processing and financial reporting both to elected Members, Assembly managers and Independent Officers. 

Besides financial services, the Director is responsible to the Clerk, the Speaker and the Management and Services Board for MLA remuneration, MLA pension plan management and governance and retirement services, human resource management, Assembly precinct, security and facility services, procurement, information management, email, and web services, capital planning and the coordination of all audit engagements for the Legislative Assembly.

The Legislative Assembly is unlike any other government ministry.  Its operation and administration must be independent of Government however reliant upon it for many of its processes.  The Director position is critical to daily operations for providing internal controls, and ensuring public accountability throughout all areas of operations.

The Director must demonstrate detailed understanding of the social, cultural and political climate in Nunavut, and have extensive knowledge and experience in budget development, financial project management, financial analysis, pension plan administration, strategic planning and strong leadership as part of the senior management team. Experience managing staff performance and development with a demonstrated ability to teach, train, co-ordinate and problem solve creatively in a high pressure environment is required, along with strong analytical, excellent communication skills and highly developed interpersonal skills.

These competencies would ideally be acquired through the completion of a related undergraduate degree and professional accounting designation such as C.M.A., or C.G.A, plus a minimum of 10 years of financial and administration management and supervisory experience.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered, such as considerable completion in the final stages of a professional accounting designation and additional related experience in the financial field.        

Experience working in a large public sector environment will be considered an asset. A recognized Master’s degree in Economics or Business will be considered an asset.The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. 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