Financial Planning & Budget Officer - TERM

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 20928
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Sep 28, 2021

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


Located in Yellowknife, the Financial  Planning & Budget Officer plays a key role in providing financial planning, accounting and program support to the Regional Superintendent, Regional Manager of Income Security, Career Development Officer and Early Childhood Consultant. In addition, this position provides advice and direction to outside agencies, regional staff on contract and tender procedures and the interpretation and applicationof financial acts and policies to ensure compliance.

The incumbent ensures adequate information is available for proper resource allocation decisions in regards to the Department's  annual Operations & Maintenance, Fund 1 and Fund 3 budgets.This position coordinates with the Regional Superintendent, the major budgetary exercises for the Department by maintaining the departmental coding structure, preparing budget loads, coordinating variance reports and projections, while maintaining accurate and useful historical information relating to the ECE regional office's financial resources.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

  • Much of the incumbent's time will be spent working with clients and staff and is heavily involved in budgetary planning. Therefore, the Financial Planning & Budgeting Officer must be able to analyze material and provide advice to management. The incumbent must have management and planning skills to coordinate the budgetary exercises.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and experience in the application of accounting theories and principles to oversee complex financial and administration operations and to recognize when transactions require further investigation to ensure compliance with GNWT Financial Acts, regulations  or policies or other Federal and Territorial/egis/at/on;
  • Proven financial management  skills to analyze variance reports, O&M and capital budget projections  and to manage, administer, and control program budgets and to provide financial reporting, advice and direction to the Regional Superintendent and program managers;
  • Ability to conduct in-depth financial analysis of complex issues and make high-level recommendations concerning budgeting,  expenditures, financial processing  and human resource issues;
  • Knowledge of facility with an electronic financial management  system to extract financial information and create financial reports; 
  • Proven effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, people management  skills, time management skills, and analytical skills to deal productively and effectively with staff, clients, and various partners; and
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with spreadsheet  and word processing applications (such as Microsoft Excel and Word) to convey financial information, including a facility with computerized financial data bases.

Typically attained by.

A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Commerce or a related discipline and/or the equivalent level of a professional accounting designation (i.e. completion  of fourth  level  CGA) and at least three years varying accounting and management  experience or a combination of education and 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

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

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.

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 #20928         

Closing Date: September 28, 2021- 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $48.40 per hour to $57.81 per hour (approximately $94,380 - $112,730 annually) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.