Assistant Comptroller

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Aurora College
Job ID: 23089
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

Aurora College's mission is to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people.

Job Information

The Assistant Comptroller is located in Fort Smith and reports to the Comptroller and functions as the deputy Comptroller. The Assistant Comptroller works within the context of the College’s vision and principles, in accordance with the Financial Administration Act, the Financial Administration Manual, the Public Service Act, Aurora College Act, Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Human Resources Manual and Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

The Assistant Comptroller supports the management of overall financial operations of Aurora College and works with the Comptroller to provide accurate information to management, including analysis, budgeting, forecasting and preparing financial reports. Working under the general direction of the Comptroller, the incumbent must be knowledgeable in the full accounting cycle and all aspects of financial operation, financial and accounting policies, accounting principles and internal controls.

The incumbent is responsible for coordinating, supporting and executing the effective, efficient, financial and accounting services for multimillion-dollar third-party projects.

Responsibilities of the position include the preparation and distribution of financial reports, assisting Comptroller in financial operation, financial planning and comptrollership activities, coordination and execution of the audits with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and maintenance of internal controls. To accomplish all this, the incumbent must be able to work independently in an organized and effective manner.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

• Completion of a University degree with an accounting concentration and 5 years of directly related
   experience in finance & accounting field preferable in an education industry; and/or

• Completion of the 3rd level of the CGA/CPA/CMA program with 3 years of directly related experience
   in finance and accounting.

• Other relevant combinations of experience and education may be considered on individual case by
   case basis.

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 will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23098    

Closing Date: Open Untill Filled

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 $7,374.