Senior Accounting Clerk

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Closing date: Sep 22, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: FIN Financial Shared Services

Job Code: 14712

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 Clerks, and processing complex transactions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include:

  • Strong communication 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 course financial/accounting courses (e.g. Introduction to Financial and Management accounting) and 2 years of directly related full cycle financial transaction, and 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

Grade 12 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 employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

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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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #14712

Closing Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $34.67 per hour - $41.38 per hour (approximately $67,607 - 80,691) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3450.