Assistant Director, South Slave/Dehcho

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Finance
Job ID: 18174
Salary: $119,028 - $142,175
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

Reporting to the Executive Director this position is accountable to clients pursuant to the established service partnership agreements. The incumbent provides strategic and opeorational advice to the Executive Director on shared service operations, techncial accounting issues, customer satisfaction, continuous improvement activities, communication, employee engagement, performance and employee development.

The position is the senior designated Accounting Officer for all departments and the NWT Housing Corporation in the regions pursuant to the Financial Administration Act and ensures accurate processing of payroll informatiion and various components of benefits administration for Government of the Northwest Territories employees in various employment groups. In addition, this position oversees three (3) Managers' of Operations, which are responsible for supervising Regional Financial & Employee Shared Services staff.

The incumbent of this positon should have experience working in an automated financial environment, negotiation skills to support making and managing agreements and relationships wtih client departments, knowledge and experience leading, supervising, managing and motiviating staff. Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and the ability to respond effectively to changing priorities and deadlines.

Typically this knowledge, skills and abilities would be attained through the successful completion of a relevant degree or a professional accounting designation and at least five (5) years of directly related experience including at least three (3) years of supervisory experience.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
195 McDougal Road
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

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 $61.04 per hour (approximately $119,028.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,612.00.


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 # 18174

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