Financial Analyst

locationInuvik - Northwest Territories (NT),

atGovernment of the Northwest Territories

Estimated salary $92,000 - $111,000 a year

Job Description:

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

This position is located in Inuvik and reports to the Regional Manager, Financial & Administration. Area of responsibility includes the eight communities located in the Inuvik Region. The Financial Analyst provides financial analysis and advice to department staff in six communities in the Inuvik region, as well as provides financial assistance to suppliers and contractors on daily basis. The incumbent works with the staff, public, outside agencies and other Government departments. The incumbent is an expert resource in the department's financial and contracting processes and as such, is the escalation point for unusual or complex issues.

With the implementation of Financial Shared Services (FSS) in the Region, all day-to-day transactional activities are processed in the GNWT's System for Accountability and Management (SAM) by FSS. However, the Department will remain accountable for all regional budgets and expenditures processed in

SAM by FSS. The Financial Analyst provides quality assurance and financial analysis to ensure financially accurate information is available for proper decisions in regards to budgets, contracting and procurement.

The Financial Administration Manual (FAM), Government Contract Regulations, Document Information System, Contract Information System (CIS) and relevant departmental policies and procedures guide the incumbent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of financial planning and budgetary development concepts and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of cash flowing, auditing and analysis techniques
  • The incumbent must possess good analytical skills and skills in complex computerized accounting application, MS Word, Excel or similar financial management, database management, word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Work in a high stress multi-tasking environment with tight deadlines
  • Deal with individuals where there is a high degree of tact and diplomacy required
  • Work in a cross-cultural environment to deal with a diverse group of clients and staff, agencies and organizations

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This knowledge is normally acquired through completion of 4 years towards a recognized accounting program with three years financial experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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