Director, Finance

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 23545
Salary: $133,692 - $190,983
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2023

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

Reporting directly to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance, Policy and Planning. The Director of Finance is accountable for financial planning, implementation, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the financial activities of the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA), the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) and the Tlicho Community Services Agency (TCSA). 

The Director of Finance is the most senior financial position in the health and social system, and provides expert, strategic advice and recommendations to the Chief Executive Officers of the 3 Authorities, the Assistant Deputy Minister Finance Policy and Planning, the Deputy Minister and other members of the Senior Management Team on financial matters, including options and alternatives for addressing issues. The incumbent also plays a lead role as a member of the HSS Leadership and Senior Management Teams and actively participates in the development of strategic and business plans and the identification of key goals and objectives.  

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge, skill and ability is typically attained through the completion of a university degree in a related field (Administration, Business, Commerce, Finance) coupled with a recognized professional accounting designation (ie. CGA, CMA, or CA) and at least 5 years directly related work experience including at least 4 years at a managerial level in a complex organization, with added benefit if direct experience in a Public Service environment. The incumbent’s experience should reflect involvement in decision making, team management and strategic planning and in fields of finance and administration.

Experience in health or social services setting would be a definite asset.

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.

Senior Management Occupation

This job opening is for a Senior Management Occupation. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

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 # 23545      

Closing Date: March 31, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $68.56 per hour to $97.94 per hour (approximately $133,692 - $190,983) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.