Senior Finance Officer

Job Summary

Location: Norman Wells
Department: Finance
Job ID: 18156
Salary: $90,714 - $108,362
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Feb 28, 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

Located in Norman Wells, the Senior Finance Officer reports to a Manager, Operations. This position processes transactions through exercising delegated accounting authority for all GNWT departments and the NWTHC, Boards, Agencies and Authorities as designated by the Minister and the Comptroller General under applicable sections of the Financial Administration Act (FAA).  The overall accountability of this position relates to the processing all forms of financial transactions through the GNWT ERP system. The position is responsible for overseeing the work of a team of up to six supporting positions.

•Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with colleagues and clients
•Familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning systems
•Knowledge of accounting practices through GAAP
•Ability to supervise technical work in a large-volume environment
•Proficient in the use of software applications
•Ability to read and understand relevant manuals, regulations, policies and procedures
•Organization and time management skills; ability to handle deadlines

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A relevant undergraduate degree, one year of experience supervising, and one of the following:
•completion of four competencies of the Canadian CPA Professional Education Program with three (3) years accounting experience
•completion of the Canadian Payroll Association's Certified Payroll Manager Certificate (CPM), with three (3) years directly related experience
•completion of the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Designation with three (3) years directly related experience

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360 
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.


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

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $46.52 per hour (approximately $90,714.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

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 #18156  Closing Date: February 28, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time