Posted: Mar 19, 2021 Closing Date: Apr 30, 2021
Category: Admin / General
Burns Lake Band is seeking a strong leader with proven financial management skills and experience to lead its Finance Department as Manager of Finance.
POSITION SUMMARY The Manager of Finance works closely with the General Manager and is responsible for the overall financial control of the Nation. The Manager of Finance establishes the accounting principles, practices and procedures for the Nation, working closely with and supervising other staff members to implement these into daily practice. The Manager ensures appropriate recording of all transactions across all departments, including expenditures, revenues, assets and liabilities. The Manager provides leadership to and directly supports the preparation and interpretation of financial statements for the Nation and takes a lead role in developing, analyzing and interpreting statistical and accounting information at individual and collective levels. As a senior leader, the Manager fosters and develops positive working relationships internally and externally while supervising staff and building their capacity. We are seeking an individual who is attentive to detail, has proven planning, organizational and financial management skills to support successful performance. This financial role will appeal to a confident leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Financial Management and Analysis: • Provide leadership and work collaboratively with all departments to manage the Nations’ finances and financial performance • Develop and implement sound financial operations, systems and procedures aligned with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) • Oversee the management of all financial functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, trust accounts, revenue systems, taxes and asset depreciation • Lead, participate and supervise the development of budgets and budget controls • Oversee and prepare financial statements and reports to inform sound decision-making • Ensure financial reporting and procedural compliance with all applicable federal and provincial regulations • Maintain, evaluate and recommend improvements to the accounting systems to improve internal controls, efficiencies and decision-making • Support advancement of community projects by providing financial management and advisory support services • Develop strategies, policies and protocols in support of meeting departments’ mandate including sound documentation, record keeping and preparation of reports • Set up controls to comply with security, privacy and confidentiality requirements Stakeholder Relations and Communication: • Foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to leverage partnerships and support a productive working environment • Set up and use appropriate supervisory strategies to provide direction, guidance, instruction and correction for staff • Participate in identifying skills and training needs for staff • Design and implement a coaching culture where positive and constructive feedback are used as a foundation to building skills and growing capacity • Proactively develop collaborative and respectful relationships with all internal and external stakeholders including community members, partners, governments, agencies, services, media, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS • An Accounting (or equivalent) degree in a related field, with preference for a professional accounting designation such as Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Aboriginal Financial Management (CAFM) designation • A minimum of 5-7 years of progressive leadership in financial management, including proven experience with and knowledge of computerized accounting systems, reports and payroll in First Nation band administration • Positive experience supervising and influencing direct and indirect reports • A demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others to build skills and capacity • A demonstrated record of successfully leading, influencing, and supporting organizational goals, projects, and mandates • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability. • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude. • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills. • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor. • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills. • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral with added value of strong public communication abilities
ELIGIBILITY • Priority will be given to qualified BLB citizens. • All references will be followed up on. • A criminal record check and credit check may be undertaken. • Interviews may be undertaken in person, telephone conference or by online video. In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.
To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume and list of at least three references to the attention of: “Burns Lake Band Manager.” Email: email@example.com Please ensure that you indicate in your cover letter how you meet all of the requirements for this position.
Deadline to apply is: Until Filled.