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Finance Officer

Rankin Inlet
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
30 June 2017

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 Warden, Rankin Inlet Healing Facility, the Finance Officer manages the cost-effective operation of the facility by organizing the business, financial and administrative affairs, assessing resource requirements, monitoring and forecasting resource utilization, recommending efficiencies and developing procedures for the purchase of goods and services. The Finance Officer is a critical position providing accurate information and updates to the Warden on financial matters that impact the day to day operations of the centre. The Finance Officer also takes a role in managing payroll, accounts payable and inmate trust functions for the facility.

The incumbent takes the lead in monitors, documents and tracks all aspects of the facilities financial transactions and provides expert advice, forecasts and analysis to the Warden by; supporting the operational objectives of the facility by developing, implementing and monitoring all business, financial and administrative activities. A unique financial features of correctional centres include inmate work accounts, inmate trust accounts, inmate welfare funds and a highly complex payroll resulting from shift work. Exercises signing authority for expenditure on O & M and accounting authorities as designated is another responsibility. Developing, administering and monitoring the Facility’s budget of $5-7 million dollars including developing and assisting in ranking budget packages, preparing the sub-delegation of the facility budget to the appropriate managers, forecasting income and expenditures, forecasting PY utilization, investing anomalies and preparing variance reports.

To be invited for an interview; you’re required to have a strong accounting skills with experience electronic accounting systems; a knowledge of sound financial management practices, budget management, forecasting and tracking of expenditures; you also should demonstrated ability creating and maintaining spreadsheets, graphs and other financial recording methods. You should also be able to provide expert reports to the Warden on financial matters and variances. Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills are required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained a high school diploma with 3 years of related experience, Grade 11 with 4 years related experience or Grade 10 with 5 years of related experience.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

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.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • 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 (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097