Financial Planning & Budget Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 19207
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Oct 28, 2020

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The  Financial  Planning   &  Budget   Coordinator is  part   of  a  team   of  financial   and  administrative specialists that provide financial,  accounting and program  support to various divisions.   In addition,  this position provides  advice and  direction to  outside agencies, regional staff on contract and tender procedures and the interpretation and application  of financial acts and policies to ensure compliance.

The Financial Planning & Budget Coordinator takes a lead role in the budgetary coordination for the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE). In accordance with GNWT acts and policies, Department of Finance instructions, and senior management direction, the position ensures systems and processes are in place to facilitate and coordinate the budget planning, development, management and analysis of the department program budgets including ensuring adequate information is available for appropriate resource allocation decisions. This position plays a key role in the preparation and consolation of major budgetary exercises such as the Business Plan and Main Estimates.

The incumbent will have knowledge of financial planning and budgetary development concepts, Annual Budget and Financial Cycles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The incumbent will also have a high degree of proficiency in using computer software applications - particularly spreadsheet, database and statistical applications. A high degree of adaptability and initiative is essential.

The above qualifications are typically attained by:

  • Completion of Degree in Commerce, Major in Accounting in Canada, and completion of a recognized Canadian professional accounting designation (CGA, CA, CMA, CPA) as well as 3-years directly related experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

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

More Information

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19207

Closing Date: October 28, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $47.68 per hour to $56.96 per hour (approximately $92,976 - $111,072) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.

Criminal Records Check

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

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term