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 firstname.lastname@example.org by May 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM CST. Only candidates who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.