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Financial Analyst

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date June 1, 2020
Type Full Time
Company First Nations Financial Management Board
Location West Vancouver, BC
Category Banking / Finance
Client First Nations Financial Management Board
Contact Information
Apply on our FMB website https://fnfmb.com/en/about-fmb/careers

Job Title: Financial Analyst

The First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) is a national First Nation institution created by the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). The FMB supports First Nations in their pursuit of social and economic well-being through the development of strong governance and financial managements systems.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Standards and Certification (“SAC”), the Financial Analyst is accountable for performing a high-quality analysis of financial statements in accordance with the procedures, standards and guidelines approved by the Board of Directors. The Financial Analyst manages service delivery during all phases of the certification process.

Responsibilities

  • Establish proactive, positive and constructive working relationships with First Nation clients.
  • Maintain a current record of each client’s certification progress using the FMB’s established client relationship records management system.
  • Catalogue client documents using the FMB’s records management software.
  • Respond to client inquiries related to Standards and Certification matters and processes.
  • Provide assistance to the Senior Manager, Standards and Certification in the preparation of the necessary material in advance of meetings of the SAC Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Collect necessary data and prepare regular reports using the FMB’s client relationship management system on the certification status of First Nation clients.
  • Where required, provide input into business line strategic planning, and the continual improvement of the FMB’s policies, procedures and operations.
  • Maintain engagement file documentation in an organized and structured manner, and in accordance with established document management and retention policy.
  • Collaborate with members of other FMB service lines to support organizational initiatives.
  • Other duties as required, which may include:
    • Assisting with analysis of financial policies
    • Financial and statistical collection or other similar technical research
    • Participating on, or contributing to special projects as directed

Qualifications

  • Minimum high school completion combined with a CAFM designation or ACAF certificate, or be currently enrolled at an advanced stage of the CPA PEP program (other relevant combinations of education and experience might also be considered)
  • 2+ years of experience in a finance or accounting role, preferably in the public or not for profit sector
  • Advanced understanding of accounting principles
  • Working knowledge of Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards would be an asset
  • Experience with financial analysis and financial reporting
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Great organizational skills, knowledge of a document management system considered an asset
  • Proven success in a team environment
  • Experience working with First Nations in a finance or advisory role
  • Outgoing and energetic, with a strong commitment to helping clients succeed
  • Fluency in French or an Indigenous language is an asset

Work conditions

This position:

  • Is based in West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Requires occasional national travel

What we offer:

  • We offer a range of benefits to employees, including:
  • Work-life balance
  • Generous annual vacation
  • Employer paid extended benefits (life insurance, disability, medical and dental)
  • Matching contribution in a group RRSP
  • Subsidized training
  • Opportunities for career growth

FMB is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes and celebrates the diversity of all First Nations and people across Canada. We are an inclusive organization that treats all employees equally. As a First Nations Organization, applicants of aboriginal descent are highly encouraged to apply.

Apply on our FMB website https://fnfmb.com/en/about-fmb/careers

 

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