Senior Accounting Clerk-LIMITED

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Closing date: Jul 28, 2017

Location: Inuvik

Department: FIN Fin Shared Serv - Reg Ops

Job Code: 14535

Salary: $67,607 - $80,691

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. 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. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that representative of the people it serves, the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.


Job Information


The Senior Accounting Clerk provides financial transaction processing support for all GNWT departments, NWTHC, Boards, Agencies and Authorities.  The position is responsible to assist in ensuring the accuracy of transaction processing (accounts payable and accounts receivable, as well as employee related compensation and benefits information) in the GNWT’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System by providing seasoned advice to Accounting Clerk’s and processing complex transactions.  The position is responsible for transaction processing of unique and specialized transactions related to client departments specific program needs and reconciliations of a more complex or time sensitive nature.  It is imperative that these transactions are dealt with in an accurate and timely manner in order to meet the performance metrics laid out in service partnership agreements with client departments.  The position provides daily support, seasoned financial processing advice and first level of escalation from transaction of an unusual nature and must determine appropriate resolution to issues to the team for resolution.  In order to ensure effective and timely processing of transactions this will require considerable judgment.


  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • A working knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) as well as Federal and Territorial legislation regulations, policies (e.g. the GNWT Financial Administration Act
  • The ability to mentor colleagues in a positive manner

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Grade 12 and post-secondary financial/accounting courses (e.g. Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting) and 2 years of directly related full cycle financial transaction plus one year of directly related payroll transaction processing experience; OR

Grade 12 and a Business Administration Diploma or Degree and 2 years of directly related full cycle financial transaction processing experience and 1 year of directly related payroll transaction processing experience; OR

Grade12 and successful completion of the Canadian Payroll Certification – Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and 3 years of directly related payroll transaction processing experience.

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Inuvik.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.67 per hour (approximately $67,606.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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 # 14535

Closing Date: July 28, 2017 -  23:59, Mountain Standard Time



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Inuvik Client Service Centre
GNWT Human Resources
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620