Chief Financial Officer

Job Information
Author Cathy
Date January 30, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Fort Nelson First Nation
Salary $90K-$95K - To Be Negotiated
Location Fort Nelson
Category Government
Contact Information
Closing Date: February 10, 2017 at 4:30pm. Salary range: 90,000.00 – 95,000.00 Canadian, pending certification, experiences, knowledge and skills.  Applicants meeting all minimum qualifications will be responded to. Preference may be given to qualified First Nation’s applicants. Fort Nelson First Nation is a progressive organization offering an incredible work environment, competitive salary packages, extended medical, dental and vision, pension plan, professional development and career advancement opportunities. To forward your resume, respond to: Cathy Murphy, Human Resources Consulting Fort Nelson First Nation R.R. #1, Mile 295, Alaska Highway Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0 E-mail:   A Nation. A People. Strong, Healthy, Proud & Self-reliant.

Reporting to Chief and Council, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in developing and implementing the financial strategy of Fort Nelson First Nation. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will be an advisor to the divisional directors and managers, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic modeling. The CFO will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the finance, audit, and investment agencies of the Nation. You have a formal education, and ideally you have experience in First Nation’s finance, and you are looking for a long term commitment. An understanding of First Nations governance and administration structures is an asset.

Core Competencies

  • Ethics/Integrity                 • Confidentiality                               • Accountability                                • Communication
  • Collaboration                     • Adaptability                                    • Critical/Strategic/Analytical

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting; CMA, CA, CPA, MBA, HBA or MSc in Finance or MPAcc preferred
  • Minimum 6 years progressively responsible experience in senior-level finance position.
  • Previous experience working in First Nation’s finance is an asset
  • Experience creating and managing budgets for a large, distributed organization.
  • Experience and best practices in accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning, asset management, cost controls including GAAP; knowledge of federal and provincial regulations.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • Advanced proficiency in Accpac®, SAP®, Xyntax® software and spreadsheet programs/applications.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution, contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Experienced diplomacy, negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills; respond appropriately in pressure situations with calm, steady demeanor; build positive relationships with all.
  • Work requires flexible schedule and tight timeframes while simultaneously managing several projects.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings; professional verbal/written communication.
  • Identification and resolution skills; strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Clean criminal records check
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Bondable

Desired Qualifications

  • Formal training in fund accounting, demonstrated experience working in a non-profit environment and with multiple funding sources.
  • Experience in financial modeling, financial analysis, cash flow management and monitoring, investments and economic development.
  • Able to make sound evidence based recommendations.
  • Ability to work with leaders: community, political and business leaders.
  • High degree of proven diplomacy and professional abilities
  • Inspire and lead a team in order to influence progress.

Other Assets

  • Knowledge of First Nation’s governance, history and context is an asset
  • Experience in a similar organization and/or a similar role is an asset.
  • Knowledge of AANDC programs an asset.


Work Conditions

  • Travel required.                                • Ability to attend and conduct presentations.                   •Overtime as required.
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