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October 17 2020
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting, Corporate finance, Treasury, Management accounting, Management, Administration
Iqaluit, NU


Department of Education – Government of Nunavut

Reporting directly to the Director, Corporate Services, you'll provide strategic leadership, management and administration of the Financial Operations Unit, and will be accountable for ensuring the Department's financial viability and efficacy in any given year. As Controller, you'll be responsible for the administration and implementation of the Department's annual budget cycle, and you'll provide support and services to all departmental staff to ensure the Department operates within established financial management and reporting requirements. You'll also have full accounting authority, and will be responsible for developing and managing an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) budget and assisting with the development of the Capital Estimates.

Key responsibilities include:

  • providing strategic leadership, administration, management, and oversight of the Division's Financial Operations Unit and the Department's finance activities;
  • assessing the adequacy of financial controls to ensure audit requirements;
  • ensuring all applicable staff are aware of the Department's financial and accounting responsibilities;
  • overseeing and managing the development of the Department's Business Plan;
  • ensuring departmental staff with financial management and reporting responsibilities are kept informed of the status of their operational and program budgets;
  • overseeing and guiding investigations into financial irregularities; and
  • bringing forward recommendations to address any shortcomings in financial control.

Your profile includes the following highlights:

  • An undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Commerce, Finance/Accounting or similar from a recognized university.
  • Completion of recognized professional accounting designation (CPA).
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive accounting experience including two (2) years of progressive managerial experience is also required.
  • Considerable experience in:

-managing significant operational budgets

-organizing and carrying-out financial audits

-managing contractors, and

-working in a regulatory environment reviewing, interpreting and monitoring activities relative to legislated/regulatory requirements.


  • Fluency in more than one of Nunavut's official languages (Inuktitut [Inuinnaqtun], English and French). 
  • Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.


  • This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
  • An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Compensation & benefits: This position has a salary of $116,454 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.

Stepping forward together

With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we're enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment.

For more information and to apply

If you are interested (Ref. #09-506230), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), October 30, 2020, using one of the following methods: Department of HR, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. Email: ****@***.**.**. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies. Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice (i.e., Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English or French).

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

For position details in French or Inuktitut, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at network