This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager, Financial Operations, the Senior Finance Officer supervises staff and provide accounting services such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue operations, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), all applicable legislation, policy, procedures and collective agreements, 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.
The Senior Finance Officers 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 financial and service goals of the Government of Nunavut.
Senior financial advice on program administration and on more complex high risk program accounts impacts sound financial decision making by program and other managers.
Senior Finance Officers-Supervisory impacts the quality of accounting operations, budget control and financial services provided to the assigned Department(s), compliance with legislative, policy and financial control frameworks and the accuracy of financial reports. Development and delivery of training programs enhances the compliance with legislative and policy requirements.
An in-depth knowledge of legislation and policies, directives and guidelines respecting financial administration, comprehensive understanding of Government of Nunavut structures, mandates, and priorities and good knowledge of the organization, services, programs and funds administered by the assigned department, Advanced critical thinking, analytical, written and verbal communication and supervisory skills are required for this position.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Diploma in Business Administration or related field, along with three years of relevant experience in accounting, auditing or similar financial area, in a computerized environment and one year experience supervising, mentoring and/or providing training and/or guidance to colleagues or subordinate staff.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.