5 month Term.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Accounting and Purchasing Officer is responsible for the day to day accounting and purchasing functions of Nunatta Campus of Nunavut Arctic College. In performing the duties, the incumbent ensures that the financial transactions are processed in a timely and accurate manner, in accordance with the established Government of Nunavut Arctic College Financial Policy and Procedures. The incumbent is also responsible for distributing monthly financial reports to all program managers and to 3rd party contractors.
The Accounting and Purchasing Officer will perform accounting services, perform purchasing services and administer 3rd party contracts by providing efficient operation of day to day financial activities and transactions at the Nunatta Campus. These include processing of payment of invoices in a timely and accurate basis, compliance of delegated spending and payment authority when processing financial documents, ensuring correct financial coding is applied on all transactions and provide training and support services to program managers and 3rd party contractors. The Accounting and Purchasing Officer will ensure that all purchasing activities are in adherence to the established GN Purchasing/Contract Regulation and the NAC Purchasing Policy. The incumbent must also ensure that all College purchases of goods and services are properly documented and that proper cost allocation is applied.
The incumbent will have completed a College certificate or diploma program plus six months experience working in an office environment. Some of this experience must be directly related to finance. The incumbent must also have working knowledge of computerized accounting systems and other related database management systems. The Accounting and Purchasing Officer should have working knowledge and application of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), good communication skills and analytical skills. The incumbent must have the ability to work with minimum supervision, easily adapt to system changes and have proven team playing skills. 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 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.