Manager, Operations

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Closing date: May 2, 2017

Location: Hay River

Department: FIN Fin Shared Serv - Reg Ops

Job Code: 14272

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Minister and the Department of Finance have the mandate for obtaining, managing and controlling the financial resources required to implement the Government of the Northwest Territories' policies and programs.  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. The Minister and Department are also mandated with regulating the insurance industry and controlling the sale of alcohol products in the Northwest Territories.


Job Information

The Manager, Operations reports to the Assistant Director, and manages the transactional processing activities (accounts payable, accounts receivable, general journal entries, as well as employee information for compensation and benefits) entered into the GNWT ERP System within their designated authorized limits under the appropriate legislation, regulations, agreements, policies, departmental business procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for the GNWT, NWTHC, Boards, Agencies and Authorities.  GNWT Financial and Employee Shared Services (F&ESS) is responsible for providing a range of employee and financial services for all GNWT Departments, NWT Housing Corporation, boards, agencies, 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.  The manager is responsible for participating in ensuring proper systems, processes and internal controls are in place to manage and report on expenditures, revenues and accounts, supervising staff, and ensuring payroll, benefits and financial transaction processing for all GNWT departments, the NWTHC, and where applicable, the boards, agencies and authorities.  The position is responsible for liaising with client departments to ensure the timely provision of accurate and relevant financial information to assist in the preparation of Business Plans, Main Estimates and variance reporting.  The position also ensures accurate processing of payroll information and various components of benefits administration for GNWT employees in various employment groups.  The Manager, Operations is a representative of the department with full accounting authority for all GNWT departments and the NWTHC and must establish and maintain a close working relationship with client departments and other stakeholders.  The position applies Federal and GNWT legislation, regulations, agreements, policies and procedures to payroll, benefits and financial transactions.  The position assists the Assistant Director in the monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement of financial transaction processing with regards to performance metrics and Service Partnership Agreements with the client departments.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required are:  Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems and financial compliance processes; Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles in respect to financial transactions; Ability to interpret the Acts, Manuals and other relevant Statutes, agreements, regulations, policies and procedures; Good communication and interpersonal skills for dealing with clients, vendors and employees; Experience in the use of software applications such as MS Word, Excel and computerized accounting systems; Ability to interpret financial statements and reports; Ability to organize time effectively and meet deadlines; Ability to respond effectively to changing priorities and deadlines.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:  The completion of a relevant undergraduate degree, with (5) years relevant experience in a service-centered transactional environment, including (3) years of supervisory experience.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,624.00.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

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.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14272         

Closing Date: May 2, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


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