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Senior Compliance Officer

Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Restricted to beneficiaries
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$ 86,873 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
31 March 2017

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit.

Reporting directly to the Manager of Taxation and Insurance, the Senior Compliance Officer (SCO) will administer and enforce Nunavut’s tax system and help regulate Nunavut’s Insurance industry. In particular, the incumbent will ensure taxpayers compliance with the appropriate Acts, Regulations, policies and guidelines that govern administration of Nunavut’s tax and insurance systems. Additionally, the SCO will collect tax revenue, license insurance professionals, communicate tax – and insurance-related decisions to taxpayers (individual and businesses), industry professionals and the public. The Officer will help regulate Nunavut’s insurance industry in a manner that promotes consumer protection and its competitive marketplace; will suggest ways to improve the tax and insurance systems effectiveness and efficiency; will implement legislative, regulatory or administrative changes as required.

The ideal candidate will need to understand, interpret and apply legislations, policies, payment processing and reporting procedures related to public sector, accounting, budgeting and taxation, including but not limiting to The Income Tax Act, The Insurance Act, The Tobacco Act, The Property Assessment and Taxation Act, Petroleum Tax Act, Payroll Tax Act, The Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief Act, The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the GN Accounts Chart, etc.

The Officer works in a cross-cultural and multi-lingual environment, and so will require the ability to communicate messages effectively, both in writing and verbally, to taxpayers with various levels of tax experience and knowledge. Strong organizational, coordination and planning skills are essential for this position.

The knowledge, skills and abilities for this position are generally obtained through a Certificate or Diploma in: Business, Accounting, or related fields from a recognized College or University, accompanied by at least 1 (one) year of relevant work experience.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. Proficiency in English is also required for this position. A bilingual bonus of $1,500.00 per annum may apply.

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.

  • 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