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Financial Accountant

Government of Yukon

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted September 14, 2022.

Government of Yukon -> Finance
– Financial Accounting Location Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 CA (Primary) Job Type Permanent End Date Full/Part Time Full-time Standard Hours Bi-weekly 75 Classification AR15 $80,913.00
– $93,848.00 Union YEU Days Off Saturday/Sunday Travel 10% Admissibility Open to all Candidates, Preference
– Canadian Indigenous Ancestry, Preference
– Yukon First Nations ancestry This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility.

A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates.

This initiative is in support of Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.

For more information on the hiring preference visit .

Job Summary and Requirements This posting will be used to fill 1 permanent, full time position working 75-hours bi-weekly.

The eligibility list for this position may also be used to fill anticipatory permanent or temporary positions over the next 12 months .

Yukon government’s vision is an engaged and diverse public service that embraces innovation to deliver positive outcomes for Yukoners.

As the responsible stewards of public funds, the Department of Finance partners to ensure value for money in the delivery of programs and services for Yukoners.

The Department of Finance serves as the territory’s statistical body and develops the territorial budget, corresponding supplementary budgets and Public Accounts for the territory.

It is also responsible for negotiating, coordinating and representing Yukon on inter-governmental financial matters with other jurisdictions.

In its capacity as a central agency, the department works with all areas of government in the creation of their annual departmental budgets and in processing operational accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions.

The opportunity… The Office of the Comptroller provides a central service to the Government of Yukon by maintaining the financial management and reporting framework for departments, government corporations and executive decision makers.

The services culminate in the production and delivery of the annual public accounts to the Legislative Assembly, providing transparency and accountability to the public.

The main responsibility of the Financial Accountant is the preparation of the Yukon Government’s financial statements, which includes the associated back-up documents and various schedules that are to be included in the Yukon Public Accounts.

The Yukon Public Accounts includes consolidating multiple entities into one consolidated statement, which is audited by the Office of the Auditor General.

The position is also responsible for providing advice to departments in regards to the public sector accounting standards, as well as reviewing transactions to ensure they are compliant with accounting standards.

The Financial Accountant also reviews and prepares the T4/T4A’s for all Yukon Government that are non-payroll related (i.e.

service contracts, honoraria, etc.).

Explore everything we have to offer… Yukon government cares about their employees and strives to offer a variety of learning and developmental opportunities including in-house training.

Funding may also be available to support further education.

Flexible work and leave options may be available allowing you to balance your personal and professional needs.

We also have a comprehensive and generous benefits plan, providing for the health and wellbeing of you and your family.

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet each of the following qualifications.

Emphasize how your work experiences and related duties align with the essential and asset qualifications listed below.

Note that selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Include the month and year you started and ended a job when you list your work experience.

This allows us to accurately calculate the length of time you were in the position.

For more information on how to prepare and submit your resume visit this resource page on

Post-secondary bachelor’s degree with an accounting background or equivalent program.

Completion or near completion of a professional accounting designation will be considered an asset.

Considerable experience applying accounting principles on all accounting transactions, such as analyzing and reviewing general ledger accounts Considerable experience in the preparation of financial statements and associated back-up documents.

Experience with internal controls and process improvement will be considered an asset.

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability T o best support the achievement of key strategic and business objectives, candidates may be assessed on: Thinking Strategically Developing People Demonstrating Client Focus Leading Change and Innovation Ability to work in an organized, detailed manner under tight deadlines with a high degree of accuracy in an environment with changing priorities.

Ability to summarize complex financial material into clear messages and plain language for a variety of audiences.

Ability to facilitate discussions, work collaboratively and generate commitment while building relationships internally and externally, to reach the Departments goals.

Ability to identify a problem, obstacle or opportunity and make appropriate recommendations to address current or future problems or opportunities.

Ability to demonstrate strong self-awareness through deliberate learning from past experience and self-reflection to increase personal effectiveness and responsibility.

Proficient in advanced Excel functions Additional Information Conditions of Employment: ability to obtain a security clearance If you have any questions about this position, please contact : Gurmaan Rai, Director of Financial Accounting, Reporting and Compliance at or 867-332-6380 If you have questions about our recruitment process, please contact : Hailey Spears, Human Resources at or 867-667-5763