South Slave Divisional Education Council

Government of the Northwest Territories,

Fort Smith, NT


Department Information

The South Slave Divisional Education Council is the governing education body for the South Slave Division as legislated under the Education Act. Established as a corporation at arm’s length from the Territorial Government, the SSDEC consists of one member selected from each of the five locally elected District Education Authorities (DEAs) that represent the communities of Fort Smith, Fort Resolution, Hay River, Lutsel K’e and K'atlodeeche. The SSDEC serves approximately 1300 students in eight schools, is responsible for a staff of approximately 185 administrators, teachers and support staff and a budget of over 25 million. The Superintendent and staff of the SSDEC provide professional advice; educational, administrative, technical and financial services; monitoring and support and assistance to the SSDEC, community-based DEAs and their secretary treasurers, school administrators and staff, stakeholders, members of the public, and particularly, students and their families in order to ensure the delivery of quality educational programs and services within the division. 

Job Information

The community of Fort Smith is located along the Slave River which provides an abundance of outdoor activity options for the 2,500 residents. Aside from the water activities, and world class rapids, provided by the river there are a number of other amenities to help residents enjoy a balanced lifestyle including a beautiful local campsite, 9-hole golf course, pool and a curling rink to name just a few.

The South Slave Education Council is seeking a Comptroller to live in beautiful Fort Smith while working to support approximately 1,300 students spread over eight schools in five communities. As the successful applicant you will be responsible for the administration of the financial and personnel support services on behalf of the Council. You’ll need experience in developing, revising, and implementing policies and procedures to ensure the effective delivery of those services.

In addition to that you’ll need experience in managing internal control policies, electronic financial systems, and budgeting. 

To be considered for this competition you’ll have to have completed a Charters Professional Accounting designation, have a University Degree in Accounting and have significant expertise and experience in a computerized accounting environment.

Additional qualifications that would be nice to have include supervisory experience and at least three (3) years of employment experience in a publicly funded organization. Experience in an educational organization is an asset.

If you think you have the skills and experience to do this job but don’t exactly match the job requirements please consider applying as equivalencies will be considered on a case by case basis. The most important attribute we are seeking is a positive attitude and a willingness to serve the public to the best of your abilities.

 Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23048

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $58.88 per hour to $70.34 per hour (approximately $114,816.00 - $137,163.00.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $7,374.




GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

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