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Manager of Finance

Nunavut Arctic College
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to GN employees
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$93,951 to $106,626
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
Open until filled

Term ending July 2018.

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

Reporting to the CFO/Bursar of Nunavut Arctic College, the Manager of Finance is responsible for managing and coordinating the corporate accounting and financial functions of Nunavut Arctic College. The Manager assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of financial services in accordance with the Financial Administration Act, Financial Administration Manual, Public Colleges Act, Generally Accepted Accounting/Auditing Principles and related policies, procedures, directives and regulations, in order to safeguard and control the assets of the College.

The Manager of Finance will provide back-up support to the Bursar and will be responsible for with providing timely reports to Senior Managers, the Finance Committee and the Board of Governors. The incumbent will work with finance and administration staff throughout the College to ensure all work is completed in a timely and accurate manner and will ensure that staffs understand accounting functions. The Manager of Finance will directly supervise four staff: the Manager of Finance Intern, Accounting Services Clerk, Data Entry Operator and Financial Control Clerk, all located in Arviat.

The incumbent of this position requires a professional understanding of financial accounting and reporting techniques including the ability to prepare financial reports and working papers in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Knowledge of computer applications on both micro and mini computer platforms and experience in the operations of computerized accounting systems and related software is essential. (i.e. Word, Excel, and Multiview Accounting System).  Applicants must have a working knowledge and understanding of the new Public Service Board (PSAB) financial reporting requirements.

The responsibility of this position requires the supervision and direction of four financial staff, therefore proven human resource skills are mandatory, as are proven team building skills. The incumbent should be sensitive to the regional, economic, social, political and cultural conditions of the region. Applicants must have completed high school and possess a minimum two year accounting diploma and have at least six years of directly related proven experience. Equivalencies may be considered.

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.  Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees, who apply and are successful on this term position competition, may be offered a competitive transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

  • 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.
Manager Human Resources (Nunavut Arctic College)

Manager of Human Resources
Nunavut Arctic College
PO Box 600 Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: 1-867-979-7231
Fax 1-867-979-7108