Accounting Clerk

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Finance
Job ID: 23038
Salary: $71,585 - $85,508
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 7, 2022

Department Information

The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to a Senior Finance Officer, the Accounting Clerk provides Human Resources processing support for all GNWT Departments, NWTHC, Boards, Agencies and Authorities; as well as administrative support to the Division. This role provides a range of services including the preparation, verification of payroll, employee benefits Accounting Clerks are expected to work in teams across the GNWT to ensure all work items are processed in a timely and accurate fashion.

GNWT Financial and Employee Shared Services is responsible for providing a range of services for all Departments of the GNWT, the NWTHC, Boards, Agencies and Authorities and includes operational offices in Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Hay River, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells and Inuvik. Under the shared services model, these responsibilities must be fulfilled for each respective client with often competing priorities, timelines and workload demands. This position is one of several Accounting Clerks who share these responsibilities across the Northwest Territories. The position receives mentoring and assistance from Senior Accounting Clerks within its team.


• Ability to effectively enter employee benefits and payroll data into the HRIS (People Soft) ERP

• Ability to understand interpret and apply rules and regulations of legislation, employment agreements, manuals and other payroll principles

• Ability to collect, review, understand and effectively address complaints concerning earnings, benefit coverages and deductions for various employee types

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

• Ability to organize time effectively and meet deadlines.

• Ability to work with people in an effective, positive and tactful manner.

• Proficient in the use of desktop software applications

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

Grade 12 with 2 years related experience plus 1 year related post-secondary courses.

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 # 23038       

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

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $36.71 per hour to $43.85 per hour (approximately $71,584 - $85,507) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.