AMENDED Senior Accounting Clerk

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Finance
Job ID: 18071
Salary: $70,259 - $83,909
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Feb 21, 2020

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


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  •  A working knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) as well as Federal and Territorial legislation regulations, policies (e.g. the GNWT Financial Administration Act

  • The ability to mentor colleagues in a positive manner

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Grade 12 and post-secondary course financial/accounting courses (e.g. Introduction to Financial and Management accounting) and 2 years of directly related full cycle financial transaction+ one year of directly related payroll transaction processing experience; OR

Grade 12 and a Business Administration Diploma or Degree and 2 years of directly related full cycle financial transaction processing experience and 1 year of directly related payroll transaction processing experience; OR

Grade 12 and successful completion of the Canadian Payroll Certification - Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and 3 years of directly related payroll transaction processing experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st Floor, Alex Moses Greenland Building
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Inuvik NT.

More Information

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $36.03 per hour (approximately $70,258.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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 # 18071        

Closing Date: February 14, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time