New Job Manager, Finance And Procurement Services In Northwest Territories

Manager, Finance and Procurement Services
Manager, Finance and Procurement Services

Manager, Finance and Procurement Services

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Salary : $114,000–$137,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly is one of the three distinct and autonomous branches of the Government of the Northwest Territories (Legislative, Executive and Judicial). As such, it operates with autonomy and independence from Cabinet direction and the public service at large. This independence is critical to the mandate of the Legislative Assembly to scrutinize and approve legislation and budgets proposed by cabinet, monitor and critique the activities and performance of the executive branch and provide a forum for the exercise of responsible parliamentary democracy in the Northwest Territories.

Job Information

As the head of Financial Services team, the Manager, Finance and Procurement Services is responsible for coordinating the delivery of financial and human resource management services to Members of the Legislative Assembly with respect to their indemnities, benefits, allowances, entitlements and services needed to carry out their elected duties.

The Manager, Finance and Procurement Services is the key advisor to the Deputy Clerk, Members and Precinct Services for the Legislative Assembly's financial and budgetary coordination, and is responsible for ensuring information is available and processes are in place to facilitate effective budget planning and development. The Manager is also responsible for ensuring systems and controls are in compliance with applicable legislation, regulations and policies. They are also the lead for reporting on the Legislative Assembly's financial position and year-end accounting.

The incumbent directly supervises three staff: the Procurement and Finance Officer and two Administrative and Finance Coordinators, and indirectly supervises one staff: a Procurement Services Clerk; provides financial advice and support to the Office of the Clerks' three senior managers and to the Legislative Assembly's nineteen Members. Additionally, the Manager provides financial support and guidance to the Office of the Speaker and eight Statutory Offices of the Assembly, (Chief Electoral Officer, Om bud, Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Adjudication Panel, Languages Commissioner, Equal Pay Commissioner, Conflict of Interest Commissioner and Information & Privacy Commissioner); and exercises spending, full payment and commitment authorities and regularly assumes standing acting responsibilities for the Deputy Clerk, Members and Precinct Services.


  • Knowledge of the GNWT's Financial Administration Act and the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act and its regulations.
  • Sound knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • In depth understanding of financial planning, budget development and analysis;
  • Sound problem solving, analytical and evaluation skills
  • Sound knowledge of government accounting practices;
  • Excellent human resource management skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Thorough understanding of computer applications including in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point;
  • Knowledge of the people, culture, and government of the NWT, and its political environment is an asset.

This position is typically attained by:

Completion of a Business Degree and/or the completion of a recognized accounting designation with a minimum five (5) years progressive senior financial management expereince, and three years in a related supervisory capacity.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

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