Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: South Slave Divisional Education Council
Job ID: 20457
Salary: $111,443 - $133,146
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The South Slave Divisional Education Council is the governing education body for the South Slave Division as legislated under the Education Act. Established as a corporation at arm’s length from the Territorial Government, the SSDEC consists of one member selected from each of the five locally elected District Education Authorities (DEAs) that represent the communities of Fort Smith, Fort Resolution, Hay River, Lutsel K’e and K'atlodeeche. The SSDEC serves approximately 1300 students in eight schools, is responsible for a staff of approximately 185 administrators, teachers and support staff and a budget of over 25 million. The Superintendent and staff of the SSDEC provide professional advice; educational, administrative, technical and financial services; monitoring and support and assistance to the SSDEC, community-based DEAs and their secretary treasurers, school administrators and staff, stakeholders, members of the public, and particularly, students and their families in order to ensure the delivery of quality educational programs and services within the division. 

Job Information

Under the supervision of the Superintendent, the Comptroller is responsible for the administration of the financial and personnel support services for the Council. The Comptroller develops, recommends and implements policies and procedures required for the effective delivery of these services. The Comptroller also works with the school principals and District Education Authorities to enhance site-based financial management practices and procedures. Major duties of the position include:

- Ensuring full and accurate accounting records, reports and statements are produced and maintained in
  a timely manner;

- Development and monitoring of internal control policies, practices, and procedures;

- Maintenance and updating of the electronic financial systems for the Council;

- Advising the Superintendent in the development of a comprehensive budget and ensuring all
  budgetary guidelines are followed;

- Ensuring GNWT financial, administrative and personnel policies and procedures are followed;

- Supervision and training of the finance and human resources staff of the SSDEC;

- Assisting the Superintendent in financial, administrative and personnel reporting to with Council, DEAs
  and staff

Applicants will have completed a CPA designation and have graduated from a university degree program with a major in Accounting. Applicants will have significant expertise and experience in a computerized accounting environment. Supervisory experience would also be preferred. At least three years of employment with a publicly funded organization is highly desirable. Equivalencies may be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

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 may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20457

Closing Date: Open Until Filled