Financial Support Clerk

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Closing date: Apr 27, 2018

Location: Norman Wells

Department: INF Regional Program Delivery

Job Code: 15373

Salary: $60,762 - $72,540

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within the Sahtu Region.

Job Information

Located in Norman Wells, the Financial Support Clerk reports to, and completes a wide variety of administrative work for the Manager, Finance & Administration.

This position works regularly with 8 client departments regarding asset maintenance and, on average, 10 general contractors regarding work orders and thereby provides financial and administrative support services related to the maintenance of all buildings and works and vehicles owned by the GNWT in the Sahtu.


• Basic  knowledge  of  contract  law  and  accounting  together  with  experience  in  the application of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with GNWT Financial Acts, Financial Administration Manual and related regulations, policies and procedures.
• Knowledge  and  interpretative  skills  necessary to  enable  comprehension of  the  Motor Vehicles Act, policies and procedures.
• Proven oral and written communication skills to provide advice and assistance to client departments, suppliers and staff regarding the interpretation and application of financial policies and procedures and to maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with department staff and clients and tenants while maintaining confidentiality.
• Strong  computer  skills,  including  ability  to  use  financial  spreadsheets  and  financial systems.
• Ability  to  understand  relevant  legislation  and  convey  its  meaning  to  the  public,  and influence positively the compliance with such legislation.
• Ability  to  maintain  confidentiality  of  records  and  be  able  to  converse  tactfully  with representatives of various agencies as well as the general public.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Business Administration Certificate program with 1 year of directly related experience in a computerized accounting environment; or,
Completion of Grade 12 with courses in bookkeeping or accounting and 2 years of related experience working in a computerized accounting or licensing environment.

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

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GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
#2 McKenzie Drive
Box 360 
Ph. (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #15373   Closing Date: April 27, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

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.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.


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

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $31.16 per hour (approximately $60,762.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License.