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Manager, Financial Services

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
$117,746 to $133,647 per year, 37.5 hours/week
Northern Allowance: 
$16,008 per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees residing in Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Director, Financial Services (Director), the Manager, Financial Services (Manager) is responsible to design, manage, implement effective financial controls to safeguard Government assets and ensure that the Departmental financial transactions are processed in accordance with the Government of Nunavut and Departmental policy and procedures that ensure timely, relevant, and accurate information is available when managing budgets and exercising spending authority. This position oversees and provides technical expertise to the three regional offices to ensure that programs and services are delivered on a fair and consistent basis across the Territory.

The Manager supports the Director by leading the preparation and verification of receipts of revenue, commitments, payables, receivables, and journal vouchers. The manager is responsible for planning, developing and managing the implementation and evolution of approved operational policies, procedures, processes, tools and systems governing accounting operations and other financial services. This position leads the roll-out of new or improved financial practices, processes and policies to all regional offices and ensure consistencies in their application throughout the division. The Manager develops and prepares various reports such as financial accruals and ensuring the timely and accurate submission of monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reporting and analysis. This position manages and coordinates all Capital payments of large government construction contracts based on specific details in the contract. The Manager manages, motivates and trains staff, ensuring effective teamwork and communication.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or similar, plus three (3) years of related accounting and finance experience. Supervisory or management experience  is also required for this position. The completion of a recognized professional accounting designation (CPA) would be considered an asset. 

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce; therefore, priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 


Expiry Options: 
Open until filled