Senior Financial Officer
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Kanaka Bar Indian Band policies and procedures;
• Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Kanaka Bar Band;
• Provides good public relations and greeting services to the public and staff;
• Assists in implementing efficiencies and operational improvements as it applies to the Finance Department;
• Manages timely scheduling, tracking and coordination of financial transactions and events;
• Monitors all financial activity for the Band and Band-related entities;
• Supervises the day-to-day functions of the Finance Department, including staff supervision, scheduling and providing necessary backup to other accounting staff functions when required;
• Ensures that the ledgers for the Band and its entities are accurately maintained and reconciled monthly;
• Supervises all payroll functions and compliance, including employee files, employee disputes and refers all contentious employee issues to the CEO for resolution;
• Supervises all cash receipts and bank deposits, ensuring proper documentation and proper account coding;
• Ensure banks and credit cars are reconciled on a regular basis;
• Provides support to staff in meeting their responsibilities as it relates to the managing the financial aspects;
• Assists in the preparation of the year-end working papers including analysis of accounts for the annual audit;
• Assists the CEOs in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets, and financial reports for the Band, its programs and services, and entities;
• Manage cashflow needs and maintain sufficient funds in Band and its entities’ accounts;
• Ensure electronic payments to suppliers, service providers, clients, and government entities are made on time;
• Train and mentor staff on the accounting processes, procedures and software; and
• Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
• Degree or diploma in accounting or finance or close to completion of CPA or CAFM designation;
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an accounting environment, with at least 1 year of supervisory experience;
• Experience and exposure to a First Nations environment;
• Possess strong computer skills using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Xyntax accounting systems;
• Good verbal and written communication skills;
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills to achieve desired results;
• Diplomacy, tact and confidentiality in dealing with a variety of people and information;
• Reliability, good judgement, dependability and a mindset to continuously lear;
• Self-motivated and an ability to work independently;
• Ability to work in a team orientated environment; and
• Flexibility is a must to adapt to changing work priorities.
• Physical presence at the Band office from Monday to Friday during regular office hours
• Interaction with employees, residents, membership, leadership and the public.
• Travel as and when required.
• Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
• Sitting for extended periods of time.