Mar 08, 2024
Baker Lake

Energize your career in the Arctic!


Find your next exciting adventure in the Canadian Arctic! Join our team of highly motivated and experienced industry professionals as we provide safe, reliable, and affordable power across Nunavut.


Working in Nunavut


Nunavut is Canada’s newest and largest territory and has the fastest growing economy in the country. With breathtaking landscapes and amazing adventure opportunities, you will find excitement not only in your career, but in your free time as well. If the thought of dog sledding, snowmobiling, kayaking, ice fishing, or exploring a rich culture filled with distinct artwork and music sounds enticing, Nunavut is the place for you.


Qulliq Energy Corporation                                                                                  


Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is entrusted to provide safe, reliable power to all customers in Nunavut. Owned by the Government of Nunavut and operated as an arms-length territorial corporation, QEC is the sole provider of electricity and district heating in Nunavut. In comparison to other utilities in Canada, QEC faces unique challenges as it operates 25 stand-alone diesel power generation facilities and distribution systems located in each of the territory’s communities.


Controller (QEC-24-008)

Baker Lake, Nunavut

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller oversees and coordinates all financial accounting, reporting, control, and regulatory activities. The position also manages the annual capital and O&M budgeting development processes, conducts financial analysis and forecasting, prepares financial reports and presentations, and coordinates the annual audit cycle. The position is also responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Accounting division and ensuring it operates in compliance with all federal and territorial acts, regulations, administrative manuals, policies, and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and oversees all operational accounting functions to ensure the financial health of the Corporation and its operations, including assessing current financial accounting policies and procedures and implementing process and control improvements.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains appropriate financial procedures and controls to ensure the Corporation operates in compliance with all relevant federal and territorial acts, regulations, administrative manuals, policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinates the Corporation’s Capital and O&M budget planning process to ensure sufficient financial resources are available to achieve the Corporation’s strategic, corporate, operational, and departmental goals and objectives.
  • In collaboration with the Vice President Finance/Chief Financial Officer, develops and administers operational and strategic financial strategies to ensure the Corporation can meet its short, medium, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Oversees the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of business results and develops and maintains appropriate financial reports and metrics to monitor and safeguard the financial health of the Corporation.
  • Develops comprehensive financial reports to ensure departments and department heads are appraised of their financial positions relative to the achievement of their short, medium, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Oversees accounting activities related to regulatory initiatives including General Rate Applications, the Net Metering Program, Commercial and Institutionalized Power Producer Program, and Independent Power Producer Program.
  • Coordinates and oversees interim and year-end audits, including audits conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
  • Maintains the Chart of Accounts, oversees treasury, inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and ensures timely completion of month-end, quarter-end, and monthly financial reports.
  • Coaches, mentors, develops, and appraises staff to ensure optimal performance and business results.

Required Qualifications Include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce, or related discipline with a concentration in Finance or Accounting.
  • Professional designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), with preference towards candidates holding either a legacy Certified Accountant (CA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).Five years of post-qualification experience (CPA) in a senior finance or accounting role.
  • Three years of experience in the supervision and development of staff.
  • A combination of experience preparing financial reports, conducting financial analysis, administering accounting processes, and/or developing budgets.


  • Experience in a regulated environment is an asset.
  • Experience in a utility environment is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Nunavut, the land, language, and culture.
  • The ability to communicate in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and/or French.

A combination of education and equivalent experience may be considered.

We offer a competitive starting salary range of $133,155.90 to $160,177.60 and a northern living allowance of $24,281.00 per annum. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a defined-benefit pension program. In addition, subsidized staff housing is available for this position. This position is not included in the Nunavut Employee’s Union.

Preference will be given to Nunavut Inuit.

To apply, send your application by email to:

Apply in writing by March 8, 2024.

Applications for this competition may be considered for future employment opportunities with QEC.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.