Senior Advisor, Financial Policy and Corporate Control

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 17578
Salary: $99,353 - $118,658
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 25, 2019

Department Information

The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.

Job Information

The Senior Advisor, Financial Policy and Corporate Control is the GNWT’s principal financial policy expert and is responsible for providing sound advice in the identification and management of financial internal controls, financial administration legislative and policy research, development, analysis, advice and recommendations to the Assistant Comptroller General, Comptroller General, Departments and Public Agencies to ensure continual improvement in the efficient and effective stewardship of GNWT financial resources.

The Senior Advisor, Financial Policy and Corporate Control position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Assistant Comptroller General. The incumbent deals directly with Senior Management to formulate and present policy advice and information that bears on the government’s financial operations. 

• Expert knowledge of internal control standards (i.e. IAS, COSO) and the ability to apply and adapt best control practices to the organization.
• Expert knowledge of taxation as it applies to Government and not-for-profit organizations.
• Knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) best practices.
• Expert knowledge of and ability to apply CPA and PSAB accounting standards and GAAP.
• Expert knowledge of Financial Information Systems and the System for Accountability and Management.
• Expert knowledge of Government financial policies and legislation, their applications and interpretation.
• Knowledge of public administration, financial planning and control.
• Excellent interpersonal skills required to establish and build client/stakeholder networks and to ensure concepts imparted gain acceptance. Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with Senior Department officials and senior officials of government agencies.
• Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
• Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Strong research, evaluative, and analytical skills.
• Ability to work independently with limited direction along with good time management skills.
• Strategic thinker with proven good judgment
• Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and synthesize multiple concepts and priorities
• Ability to collaborate or effectively manage a diverse team.
• Ability to work in undefined areas with little or no precedent and take the initiative to solve problems.
• Ability to work to deadlines and respond effectively to frequently changing priorities and deadlines.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

These qualifications are typically obtained through a Bachelors degree in business and the completion, or near completion of an accounting designation plus 4 years of progressive experience including specialized training in policy development.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

More Information


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $50.95 per hour (approximately $99,352 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 17578        

Closing Date: October 25, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Daylight Time