Comptroller, Marine Trans Serv

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Location: Hay River

Department: INF Marine Operations-Barging

Job Code: 15110

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.


For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at


Job Information

Marine Transportation Services is responsible for the effective and profitable provision of essential marine transportation services and the immediate and long-term viability of the business that is Government of the Northwest Territories Marine Transportation Services (MTS).  The division accomplishes this through the deployment of the GNWT owned fleet of vessels to transport goods on Great Slave Lake, the Mackenzie River and the waters of the Arctic Coast, and the effective use of the GNWT Shipyard and Marine Terminals.  The Comptroller is located in Hay River and reports directly to the Director, Marine Transportation Services.  The position supports the Director by providing advice and recommendations, preparing financial reports and analysis, and fulfilling governmental reporting requirements.  The Comptroller also plays an important role in the business operations of the Division, participating in and providing advice on decisions around pricing and contract arrangements to ensure profitability.  In addition to budgeting, the Comptroller provides timely revenue and expenditure data and analysis to support operational decisions.  Operating costs are financed through the Marine Transportation Services Revolving Fund (MTSRF) under the Revolving Funds Act and advances from the Revolving Fund are recovered through business revenues that may range from $10 million to more than $20 million annually.  The MTSRF has an authorized limit of $35 million.  The Comptroller ensures there is financial management and control in place to allow for the appropriate use of financial resources to promote operational results.  This includes budget planning and control, accounting operations, revenue and work on behalf of third parties. 

The knowledge, skills and abilities include:  Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including Public Service Accounting Principles; Knowledge of management accounting practices to support a profit enterprise; The ability to understand and implement financial systems; Financial, statistical, analytical and conceptual thinking; Organizational planning and problem solving skills; Proficient communication skills, both verbal and written; Team building, relationship management and client services skills; Knowledge of the marine transportation industry and requirements of isolated Northern communities.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by the completion of a professional accounting designation with seven (7) years of related experience, including five (5) years supervisory experience OR a University Degree with an accounting concentration  and not less than five (5) years of senior level experience in the financial administration of a business operation.  


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The incumbent will be expected to travel when required to attend meetings, training or other events related to this position.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position ranges from $53.65 - $64.05 per hour (approximately $104,617.50 - $124,897.50 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 #15110     

Closing Date:  Open Till Filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Hay River HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
#209, 62 Woodland Drive
Ph. (867) 874-5085
Fax (867) 874-5095