This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants. If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit, this position will be offered as a 3 year term.
Reporting to the Manager, Budgeting and Financial Programs in Iqaluit, the Finance Officer provides accounting services such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue operations, analysis, reports, financial advice and support to clients, and other assigned administration duties in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), financial and applicable legislation, policies, procedures, control processes and collective agreements, to ensure quality financial and client services, in accordance with the financial and service goals of the Government of Nunavut.
Finance Officer plans and conducts assigned financial services in areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable and revenue operations, including the processing of revenue, program related financial accounts, grants and contributions, contracting, payroll, travel and petty cash transactions, the implementation of verification and control processes, and required reporting. Leads or participates in the coordination of department-wide financial requirements such as a budget submissions, year-end processes, the update of controllable asset inventories and the write-off of surplus or obsolete assets, and the maintenance of delegated authorities and specimen signature cards. Enters data in various systems from a variety of source documents, conducts extensive verification and control processes to evaluate compliance and data accuracy, to monitor expenditures and spending, and reconciles various accounts. Identifies and initiates corrective actions.
Provides other assigned services, including program support, travel arrangements, office supplies and financial form control and purchasing. Provides back-up support to staff (e.g. finance, program related initiatives, administration), and support during peak periods. Orientates new employees, coaches and motivates them to continually maximize performance, identifies training and development. Provides support to new staff on methods for using systems, on the correct interpretation and application of financial travel, HR and general administration policy and procedures.
Have working knowledge with financial systems, and other databases, spreadsheets and other word processing programs, and produce accurate financial and other reports, system-wide correspondence program specific and administrative documents. Good understanding of legislation and policies respecting financial administration (e.g. Financial Administration Act, Financial Administration Manual, collective agreements).
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a diploma in a related field, plus minimum of 2 years of relevant finance experience in a computerized environment, and experience in providing advisory services to clients. An acceptable combination of related education, training and experience may be considered.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.
Fluency in an Inuit language considered an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.