Shackan Indian Band

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Job Summary: A Day in the life of our Senior Financial Officer

Reporting to and under the support and supervision provided by the Band Administrator, the Senior Financial Officer is responsible for the day to day management of the systems of the financial administration of Shackan including financial management, control, and reporting while maintaining all of Shackan’s financial investments and assets. They will ensure all decisions and actions meet the relevant legislation, policies, and procedures that govern Shackan including the Shackan Financial Administration Law and any other Laws enacted by the Shackan Council.

Position: Senior Financial Officer

Type: Full-time

 This individual will oversee the finance department including payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other staff as directed by the Band Administrator to ensure efficient day-to-day operations. The right person will be a progressive accounting professional who is a key contributor to the change and growth of Shackan Indian Band. As the Senior Financial Officer, you will:

  • Ensure the financial administration systems, policies, procedures, directions, and internal controls are appropriately designed and operating effectively,
  • Administer and maintain the chart of accounts of Shackan and all its entities;
  • Prepare the draft annual budgets and amendments for Shackan and its entities
  • Prepare all monthly financial statements and information for the review and discussion with Council and Committees,
  • Prepare the financial components of reports to Council and Committees including short, medium, and long-term plans, projections, and priorities,
  • Actively monitor compliance with any agreements and funding arrangements entered by Shackan,
  • Administer and supervise the maintenance of the financial systems and records of Shackan to facilitate the annual audit,
  • Monitor compliance with the Financial Administrative Law
  • Prepare or provide any documentation and financial information required by Council or Committee to discharge its responsibilities
  • Evaluate the financial administration system of Shackan and recommend improvements,
  • Develop and recommend procedures for the safeguarding of assets and to ensure approved procedures are followed,
  • Develop and recommend procedures to Council for identifying and mitigating financial reporting and fraud risks and ensure approved procedures are followed,

ABOUT YOU - Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ of progressively responsible accounting and management experience preferably in the First Nations communities or with Indigenous organizations
  • CPA Designation in good standing
  • Class 5 Drivers License

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities - What you bring to the role:

  • Leadership & Teambuilding - Sets an example and a direction for others by acting as a role model and inspiring a positive attitude toward work, motivating others toward vision and goal achievement. Coaches for employee development and provides purposeful feedback for improved performance
  • Strategic Performance - Contributes to the organization’s strategic performance by linking long- range vision and mission to the daily work, developing individual and/or group goals, aligning goals with organization objectives and building commitment of staff to this direction
  • Financial Impact - Delivers on financial results by budgeting resources responsibly, analyzing data, recognizing trends and patterns, and synthesizing financial data into meaningful terms.
  • Analytical Thinking - Observes identifies and organizes information to detect underlying issues.

What makes you great:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience with ability to develop team and team capabilities.
  •  Ability to work collaboratively with the leadership team in the establishment of goals, strategy, preparation of budgets and funding proposals.
  •  Ability to see the big picture and think strategically including understanding financial data and forecasting trends and issues.
  •  Ability to work independently and build effective interpersonal relationships
  •  Have good public and interpersonal relations skills.
  • Good understanding of the principle of analysis and profitability, and knowledge on how to influence it.
  • Ability to make decisions that improve the management of First Nation resources
  • Capacity to adapt to unexpected circumstances and work under pressure.
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive business and client information.
  • Skill to work independently and in a team environment.
  •  Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program)
  •  Self-driven, enthusiastic, tactful, and diplomatic.

What we will provide:

  • Full-time permanent role
  • Competitive compensation package
  • A great work culture and environment

Preference will be given to persons of aboriginal ancestry as per section 16 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Thank you to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled

Please submit your resume to the Band Office at 2099 Granit Avenue or email to assist@shackan.ca



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