Chief Financial Officer

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Closing date: Jun 8, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: NTHSSA - Executive Offices

Job Code: 15510

Salary: $130,709 - $186,732

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.



Job Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate in the Chief Financial Officer role on their leadership team. 

We’re looking for a solution focused, creative thinker with exceptional communication skills to lead our financial team. This position has broad responsibilities, as NTHSSA has a staff compliment of 1,600 employees who delivers services and programs in 38 communities in an area spanning more than 1.4 million square kilometres.  Looking for a Chief Financial Officer who will be a strong, authentic leader and who will provide clear strategic direction for the Health Authority.  You will be responsible for building relationships as you work closely with key partners and stakeholders, such as the Departments of Health & Social Services and Department of Finance.  You will also be responsible to provide expert, strategic advice and guidance to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the rest of the Executive Leadership Team in the provision of effective financial services in support of NTHSSA operations.

We are undertaking all of these activities while moving toward one integrated Territory-wide delivery system as part of the government’s transformation strategy.  As a key member of the leadership team you’ll lead the collaboration of the integration of health and social services programs throughout the Northwest Territories to ensure continued efficient and effective service delivery.

We offer an excellent Compensation package with a Salary and Northern allowance of up to $190,000.00 per annum.  Benefits include first-rate leave provisions, defined pension plan, dental, health care, relocation upon being hired and much more.  Detailed information can be found in the Senior Managers’ Handbook at

This position is located in the City of Yellowknife, a thriving multi-cultural community of 20,000 located on the shores of Great Slave Lake.  You’ll find all the amenities of a big city, without the traffic.  There are year-round outdoor (and indoor) activities, and a wide variety of individual and team sports leagues.  Upon moving to Yellowknife you’ll find a welcoming community that quickly becomes home.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A university degree in a related field (Administration, Business, Commerce, Finance) coupled with a recognized professional accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA, CPA), at least 15 years of financial management experience in a complex, public service environment, with a minimum of 5 year of senior management experience in a complex, public service organization.


More Information

Senior Management Occupation

This job opening is for a Senior Management Occupation. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $67.03 per hour to $95.76 per hour (approximately $130,709.00 - $186,732.00.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.


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


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 # 15510

Closing Date:June 8, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


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