Chief Financial Officer


Job ID:                                   20962

Salary:                                   $141,346-$201,923 plus annual Northern Living Allowance

Employment Type:          Full-Time, Regular

Closing Date:                      October 22, 2021


Are you an experienced public service Accountant looking for your next leadership opportunity? As Chief Financial Officer you will advise on and lead integral strategic financial initiatives. When not driving financial change as a CFO, you will live and work in a place that offers adventure and discovery for the whole family. Apply today: 


Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city.


Home to the Capital City of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is a captivating mix of city life and untamed wilderness. Fully stocked with the essential businesses and surprising amount of services for a population of 22,000, Yellowknife also embraces its quirky northern roots with colourful houseboats, world famous fish shacks and houses springing up from the rocks. From the endless glow of the midnight sun in the summer, to the nightly aurora shows in the winter, Yellowknife is waiting to amaze you!


About the Work

You will be accountable for providing strategic direction and leadership for the Financial Services of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA). You will be a senior financial advisor, as a member of the NTHSSA Executive Leadership Team, and lead the financial relationships between the NTHSSA, the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and the Department of Finance (DOF).


You will provide strategic direction and leadership to finance initiatives, and overarching financial functions for the NTHSSA. In addition, you will provide advice and guidance to the CEO and the Executive Leadership Team in the provision of effective financial services in support of NTHSSA operations.


You will be accountable to ensure compliance with all financial obligations established by the GNWT Financial Administration Act (FAA).


As well, you will lead and direct assigned staff according to NTHSSA legislation, policies, values, directives, and strategic priorities. You will be accountable for providing the appropriate financial tools and processes to support the organization in achieving the operational results expected of the Leadership Council. You will contribute to the safeguarding and controlling of NTHSSA's reputation and assets by ensuring regular review and quality assurance of financial management and material management activities.


This position is currently available in Yellowknife.


Typically this position requires 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 years of senior management experience in a complex, public service organization.


What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700 for Yellowknife), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support.


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