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Finance Officer

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$80,282 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
18 August 2017

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Accounts Payable this position provides accounting support to assigned Government of Nunavut (GN) departments and sections within guidelines, policies and procedures of the GN to ensure that financial objectives are met in an efficient and effective manner. The responsibilities include but are not limited to: reconciling, corrections using JV’s.  Monitoring and reconciling Grants and Contribution payments, ensuring EV’s are coded to a budget, booking travel and accommodations, maintaining signing authorities; reconciling VISA accounts; preparing and clearing accruals; printing FreeBalance reports; and maintaining a control ledger for all departmental commitments. The Finance Officer provides critical accounting and financial services to assigned GN departments by ensuring that financial data is received, payments prepared, and processed into the system in a timely and efficient manner.  The payments are processed twice a week; consequently the Finance office plays a critical role in this process.  These payments to vendors (and reimbursements to staff of expenses) are a critical function for successful delivery of GN mandated programs and services.

The incumbent also helps to safeguard government assets by ensuring compliance with the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and Manual (FAM), General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and all applicable other government policies.

Ability to use a computerized word processing program and financial spreadsheets are required. Ability to communicate orally and in writing; to enable the incumbent to understand and apply applicable accounting principles and practices, to process financial transactions, and to explain account transactions to customers and staff are also required. Ability to understand and interpret: Government Financial policies, procedures, directives and legislated Acts. Experience in working in a service delivery environment including: responding to clients, liaising with other branches, other government departments and partner organizations/stakeholder groups.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Secondary school certificate along with two (2) years of experience relating to the position. Equivalencies that consist of a combination of education, knowledge, skills and abilities to formal education and experience requirements will be considered.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created for this competition



  • 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