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Senior Finance Officer
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager of Finance and Administration, the Senior Finance Officer will provide senior financial advice and support to clients and staff, assess and evolve financial procedures, internal controls, audit verification processes and reporting to ensure operational effectiveness, quality financial and client services in accordance with the financial and service goals of the Government of Nunavut.
While supervising the work of full-time and casual staff, this position will work closely with the manager on budget forecasting, monitoring and control of the financial services. Plans and supervises in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable and revenue operations, including the processing of revenue, program, grants and contributions, contracting, payroll, travel, petty cash, reconciliations, general ledger maintenance and reporting.
Solid knowledge of theories and principles of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), understanding of financial legislations and financial systems will be required (or beneficial) to be successful in this position. Ability to lead and supervise individuals and/or teams will be required for this position.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are normally acquired through a diploma in business administration or related field. Minimum three (3) years of relevant experience in accounting, auditing or similar financial area in a computerized environment; experience supervising, mentoring, and/or providing training and/or guidance to colleagues and/or subordinate staff.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
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 staff future vacancies in various communities.