Financial and Budget Officer - Jobs in Whitehorse, YT - 238348

Yukon Government
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Job Description

This is a full-time permanent position, working 75 hours bi-weekly.

Community Services is working to build vibrant, healthy and sustainable Yukon communities. The department does this through the provision of a diverse range of services to Yukon communities. We are committed to our core values. At Community Services we believe Respect is the foundation of our organization, Collaboration is achieved through inclusive approaches and sharing of diverse perspectives, Service Excellence is the standard for all our interactions, and Integrity is achieved through honest, committed and accountable public service. Communications branch helps Community Services tell its story, engage and build trust with Yukons people and create a quality profile for our department.

The Finance, Systems and Administration branch is looking for an experienced individual who can maintain accuracy and attention to detail while working within tight and often changing timelines. Strong analytical skills, sound judgment and solid research and writing skills are critical as well as an innovative and collaborative approach to team building and problem-solving.

This position is responsible for the coordination and preparation of variance reports, budgets and budget briefing notes. The position is also responsible for the monitoring and control of expenditures and recoveries. There are three Financial and Budget Officers in the unit who are assigned specific portfolios within the department and work in conjunction with Finance Service Clerks, also assigned to the same portfolio, to ensure accurate financial transactions, reporting and administrative effectiveness/efficiency.

For more information about this position, please contact Rebekah Harrison at or 334-5909.

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

Degree/diploma in Business Administration, Accounting or related discipline.
Experience providing in-depth financial analysis and advice on a variety of accounting and administrative operations, procedures and systems.
Experience in financial planning, forecasting, and reporting.
Experience in variance reporting.
Experience with procurement processes, policies and systems would be an asset.

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

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
Excellent analytical skills, critical thinking and sound judgment.
Ability to manage a broad range of financial functions such as variance reporting, auditing, budgeting, business planning, and in-depth financial analysis and interpretation of relevant legislation and policies.
Excellent two-way communication skills and self-awareness.
Ability to influence decision making and best practices through building and maintaining collaborative relationships.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple critical and time-sensitive deadlines.
Planning and detail oriented with the ability to think strategically.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications.
Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
29 May 2019
Close Date
12 June 2019
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