Financial Coordinator, Early Childhood and K-12

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 22725
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 7, 2022

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 Coordinator Early Childhood and K-12 (Kindergarten to Grade 12), administers a full range of financial and accounting services on behalf of early childhood development and K-12 education programs within the mandate of the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE). These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, budget development; monitoring and analysis; administration of financial controls; financial account management; administration of third party funding; financial reporting and analysis; collection of revenues; payroll distribution and human resource statistical data for planning purposes; payables and receivables; and contract and procurement administration.

The position requires the ability to apply accounting concepts and principles to create useful information to support decision making and recognize transactions requiring further investigation to ensure compliance with GNWT Financial Acts, regulations or policies, or other Federal and Territorial legislation.

You will have proven financial management skills to prepare and analyze budgets and financial reports, financial statements, and variance reports easily understood by the reader; strong critical thinking that enables the review and analysis of complex financial issues concerning budgeting and expenditures; and strong oral and written communication and research skills to develop financial policies.

The above qualifications are typically attained by:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Commerce or a related degree, and for non-Canadian institutions the equivalency must be provided;
  • The completion of a recognized Canadian Professional Accounting Designation (CGA, CA, CMA,and CPA); and
  • Three years of related current work experience including senior financial analytical responsibilities

The Government of the Northwest Territories offers a competitive salary plus a northern living allowance of $3,700 for Yellowknife along with health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan and leave benefits that include deferred leave options. On top of that we offer relocation assistance and provide professional development opportunities.  

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.

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 # 22725

Closing Date: October 7, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.12 per hour to $58.68 per hour (approximately $95,784 - $114,426) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.