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.
- Ethics/Integrity • Confidentiality • Accountability • Communication
- Collaboration • Adaptability • Critical/Strategic/Analytical
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Travel required. • Ability to attend and conduct presentations. •Overtime as required.