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Senior Finance Officer - Supervisory

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Type of employment: 
$97,372 to $110,510 per year, 37.5 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 11:59am

This employment opportunity is restricted to residents of Iqaluit only.

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Services, the Senior Finance Officer (Officer) is responsible for supervising staff and providing accounting services such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue operations etc. in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, all applicable legislation, policy, procedures and collective agreements. The Officer will ensure effective accounting controls are in place and implemented correctly and that financial transactions, payment processes, revenues, general ledger maintenance, account reconciliations and reports are conducted in a timely manner and 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.

The Senior Finance Officer – Supervisory position impacts the quality of accounting operations, budget control and financial services provided to the assigned Department(s) and compliance with legislative, policy and financial control frameworks and the accuracy of financial reports. This impacts timely and correct payments to employees and suppliers, the secure handling and deposit of revenues, accurate financial reports for management decision making and corporate use, effective control, transparency and legality of multi-million-dollar Operation and Maintenance and capital budgets and all accounts specific to the assigned portfolio, and the reputation of the Department and the Government of Nunavut internally and externally. This position provides financial advice on program administration and on more complex, high risk program accounts impacts sound financial decision making by program and other managers. This position supervises the work of full-time and casual staff.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized college diploma in business administration or related field, plus three (3) years of relevant experience in accounting, auditing or in a similar financial area in a computerized environment.  Experience in conducting background research and analysis, experience developing financial reports and summaries and experience providing advisory services to clients are required. Experience supervising, mentoring and/or providing training and/or guidance to colleagues and/or subordinate staff is required. This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

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. 
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