Manager of Finance
Organization: First Nation – Northern British Columbia
We are seeking a strong leader with proven financial management skills and experience to lead our client’s Finance Department as Manager of Finance.
Located in beautiful northern British Columbia, the successful candidate will be a key member of the Senior Management Team and provide direction, guidance, and support to manage budgets and ensure implementation of sound financial processes and controls.
The ideal candidate is motivated, a strong team leader, community minded and demonstrates strong planning and implementation skills in support of service excellence.
On behalf of our client, we are seeking an experienced senior level manager with knowledge and experience in financial management, including budgeting, forecasting, analysis, controls, and reporting to supervise Finance Department employees and work closely with all department managers and Chief and Council.
The Manager of Finance works closely with the Executive Director 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 build skills and grow capacity
- Proactively develop collaborative and respectful relationships with all internal and external stakeholders including community members, partners, governments, agencies, services, media, etc.
- 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
- Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral with added value of strong public communication abilities
Candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted for an interview. Proof of certifications and criminal record check will be required prior to employment.
Job Type: Full-time
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Work Location: In person