This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Manager Finance reports to the designated regional Executive Director. This position provides leadership to a team of staff focused on Finance, Medical Travel and Administrative supports. The positions main role is to support the department’s achievement of program goals through the delivery of financial services. This position works with the regional management team and has significant impact on departmental budget development and control within the region. The Manager coordinates the development of a realistic budget and when possible utilizes existing resources to satisfy the program and service delivery needs within the region. The Manager supports management training that focuses on helping the program managers understand and interpret their budgets, to effectively monitor spending and develop realistic financial forecasts.
The Manager Finance is the senior financial advisor to the Department in the Region. The Manager is responsible for providing financial management advice and support to ensure that the Regional office conforms to the Financial Administration Act, the Financial Administration Manual, and all applicable government financial policies, procedures and directives. The Manager provides regular mentoring, coaching and developing of their team. The Manager is accountable and supervises the arrangement of medical travel for patients and escorts travelling within and outside the region. The Manager must ensure that administrative support is available to regional managers and directors through the daily supervision and coordination of work assignments to the Administrative Assistant.
A contextual knowledge of theories, principles and practices of HR and Financial management; applicable legislation and policies including FAA and FAM guidelines; GAAP; business planning/budget development; budget monitoring and evaluation; financial and program analysis and evaluation; and financial accountability and control processes. The incumbent should have strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex financial problems and implement appropriate effective solutions; Strong supervisory skills with the ability to motivate staff to work together as a team; Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle sensitive and sometimes volatile situations with staff and clients; Must be able to interpret and apply legislation and policy; and Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to structure technical reports in a user-friendly format that is understandable to lay readers.
The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through an undergraduate degree in business, commerce or related field and 3 years of related experience including 1 year of supervisory experience. A professional accounting designation would be an asset.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, 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.