Council continues record of debt reduction, posts surplus in 2016/2017 Audit

For Immediate Release

September 28, 2017

Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The 2016/2017 Consolidated Financial Statements report significant improvement in the Nation’s financial position” explains Juliano Tupone, the Chief Financial Officer for the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.

Those numbers paint a promising picture.

The Nation’s overall net debt was reduced by $3M from the last fiscal year to this year; the Nation posted a $2.8M surplus; and according to auditing firm MNP, the Nation’s audit was “unqualified” meaning ‘the financial statements present fairly, in all material aspects the financial position of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation’.

The Nation’s leadership and senior administration have taken significant steps to improve the financial management of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. Working together, we will continue to improve our financial position” added Tupone.

We have worked diligently to manage our financial affairs” said Chief Roy Petit, “our financial success can only continue with the recent adoption and implementation of the Financial Management Act. Our Council remains committed to prosperity and understand that getting there requires strong, and effective financial controls.

The 2016/2017 Fiscal Year Audit documents are available to the public at the Nation’s Band Office, and on the Nation’s website. A Members’ Assembly has been called for October 16th to review the audit findings.
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Employment Opportunity: Arena Operator

Summary: The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is looking for a motivated individual who has a positive attitude for the position of Arena Operator. The Arena Operator should have experience in managing an arena facility. The Arena Operator must be willing to work evenings and weekends.

Responsible to: Sport Culture and Recreation Coordinator.  Responsive to Director of Operations.

Core Competencies: The Arena Operator is responsible for the day to day operations of the Willow Cree Arena, the operation of the ice/ice plant and supervising the building; have total janitorial maintenance done in and around the arena; booking ice time and collecting ice rentals; maintaining inventory of supplies and any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The Arena Operator should have superior communication and organizational skills; demonstrate an exceptional ability in time and resource management and have excellent personnel skills to work with people, visitors and vendors. Consistently motivated to perform work and assignments with attention to detail.  Able to provide prompt, efficient and courteous service.  Must be reliable. Excellent knowledge of installing and removal of the ice.  Successful applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle; and must be able to provide a CPIC upon successful selection.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references to:

  • Jaye Cameron, Director of Operations
    RE: Arena Operator
    Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation
    PO Box 340
    Duck Lake, SK  S0K 1J0

Applications can also be dropped off with our receptionist in-person at the Beardy’s & Okemasis Band Office.

Closing date for submissions is 12:00pm (noon) Friday, October 06, 2017.

We thank all those who are interested but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.