Senior Finance Officer

Job Summary

Location: Hay River
Department: NWT Housing Corporation
Job ID: 19651
Salary: $80,964 - $96,681
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jan 27, 2021

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation provides access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing through the provision of housing programs and services based on need.

Job Information

The Senior Finance Officer (SFO) is based in the South Slave District of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) office in Hay River and reports to the District Controller. The SFO will perform professional accounting activities as required to support the financial operations of the District Office, including the financial monitoring and support of the Local Housing Organizations.

The successful incumbent ensures integrity of financial controls and processes, that all financial transactions are processed and recorded in accordance with policies and procedures. This framework includes generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), NWTHC policies and procedures and the GNWT's legislation and policies pertaining to financial management and administration, including the Financial Administration Manual (FAM) and the GNWT Business Incentive Policy. Maintain budgets, reports and provide support in an effective, accurate manner.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Working knowledge in computer software application using PC software including ACCESS, MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as various accounting software.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.

The qualifications are typically attained by:

  • Completion of a certificate program in Accounting with 2 years working experience in financial administration.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Hay River HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 874-5085
Fax (867) 874-5095

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.

Criminal Records Check

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

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 # 19651         

Closing Date: January 27, 2021- 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $41.52 per hour (approximately $80,964. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $4,593.