The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides leadership, accountability, and operational program support to Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. This position is responsible for the effective implementation of the Financial Management Act of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation and is the administrative head of the Finance Department. The CFO is responsible for the overall management and reporting of the financial affairs, manages the day-to-day accounting procedures, assists in the development and administration of financial policies and procedures.  The CFO provides overall leadership and guidance to finance staff of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the day-to-day control of financial activities for Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
  • Responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, analysis, capital management, budgeting, and project analysis
  • Responsible for preparing monthly, quarterly, annual unaudited financial statements
  • Oversees accounts payable and accounts receivable, and payroll technicians
  • In-depth understanding of Indigenous Services Canada/Government of Canada funding agreements, programs and reporting requirements
  • Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated and financial and management information systems
  • Oversee the processing of revenue, expenditure, and position the control documents, department budgets, general ledger account maintenance and date entry
  • Monitor all banking activities
  • Oversee all payroll processes
  • provide monthly reports to Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Chief and Council
  • Provide strategic leadership and support on best financial practices and implementation of financial reporting systems
  • Develop and administer budgets and provide advice and assistance to managers in budget preparation (e.g., creates the operational budget for the fiscal period
  • Identify financial risks and challenges
  • Represent Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, auditors, government, and other public officials, etc.
  • Oversee and manage reporting requirements of government and other funders
  • Interface and establish effective working relationships with federal and provincial governments and other funding agencies
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with financial and human resources legislation, policies, and procedures
  • Ensure reporting is competed and submitted in a timely matter
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in challenging situations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Commerce or Administration with a specialization in Accounting/Finance/Business Administration.
  • An accounting designation (CMA, CPA, CGA, CAFM)
  • Five (5) years of experience in a finance position at the middle to senior management level
  • Three (3) years of experience working in First Nations governance
  • Strong understanding of, and respect for, Cree culture and the socio-economic challenges facing many First Nations communities.
  • Ability to speak Cree is a strong asset
  • Experience in strategic planning and its execution
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience with IFRS (formerly GAAP)
  • Exceptional time management skills and superior analytical skill
  • If you are the successful candidate, you will be required provide a CPIC

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to by May 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM CST. Only candidates who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.