Accounting, Budgeting & Financial Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Aurora College
Job ID: 23090
Salary: $87,419 - $104,423
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.

Job Information

The Accounting, Budgeting and Financial Analyst compiles data, reviews, monitors and reports on contributions to third party funders. The position carries a high level of responsibility as the performed budget analysis on base and third party budgets is the basis for Aurora College’s planning and decision making. The position reviews financial records and maintains a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality in managing and reporting on College staff salary data. The budgeting and reporting process involves many deadlines and the timely and accurate preparation of information is critical in meeting targeted deadlines. The position is also responsible for responding to ad hoc financial information requests on behalf of the Director of Finance/CFO.   

The Accounting, Budgeting and Financial Analyst will have knowledge of Annual Budget and Financial Cycles and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). They will a high degree of proficiency in using computer software applications (particularly spreadsheet, database and statistical applications), knowledge of cash flows and historical trend analysis. The Analyst will accurately review, prepare and monitor budgets, expenditures and financial records, they will also have advanced communication and presentation skills as well as concern for order, quality and compliance and the ability to cooperate with and respect others and high degree of adaptability, and be able to work in team and must assist and care for others.

These skills are normally acquired through completion of Degree in Commerce, Major in accounting in Canada or completion of 4th level of a recognized professional accounting program (i.e. Certified General Accountant (CGA), Chartered Accountant (CA), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) as well as 3 years of directly related experience. 

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 # 23090

Closing Date: Open Untill Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.83 per hour to $53.55per hour (approximately $87,418.50 - $104,422.50.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $7,374.