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Government of Yukon
Deputy Minister of Finance

Yukon is a land of rich culture, natural beauty, outdoor adventure and welcoming people. Having a meaningful professional life in one of Canada’s most stunning and unique natural and cultural regions – and plenty of exciting opportunities to develop and grow your career path too – is what it means to be a part of the Yukon public service.

As members of the Yukon public service, we are able to make a genuine difference in our communities. Every day, we work closely with both the people we serve and with the decision-makers who guide the policies that affect our lives. A career with us allows you to be a part of that process and watch the results of your work come to life in the real world

Reporting to the Premier and Minister of Finance, the Deputy Minister of Finance is an at pleasure appointment and plays a crucial and pivotal leadership role in formulating the long-term strategic direction for the finances of the Government of Yukon. This position advises the Minister of Finance, Cabinet, Management Board and all departments on all significant financial matters, including supporting financial policy decision making, providing advice and options to colleagues, supporting budgeting and prioritization across all departments, and participating at the Deputy Minister table in leading the professional public service. In addition, the Deputy works with First Nations and other governments, as well as a variety of external agencies, to provide a cohesive and collaborative financial and investment strategy for Yukon.

As the ideal candidate, you are a seasoned financial leader with an economic or accounting background, who is known for enabling colleagues across a large, complex organization through solid fiscal policy, advice and planning. You have experience in a public sector entity, supporting elected officials or Boards in making sound financial decisions, backed by evidence, data, and prudent practice. A consummate relationship builder, you are skilled at working with a wide variety of colleagues and constituents, from government colleagues to First Nations governments and leaders to NGO’s. You are able to support financial literacy in non-financial managers, ensuring decision making is made clearly and with the best possible advice. In addition, you bring an ability to move to best practice and continuous improvement, while honouring and acknowledging the past. Your background is augmented by a degree in public or business administration, economics or commerce.

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