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Finance Director

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 16, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
Salary $78,468.88 – $98,071.03 - Annual
Location Paganakomin Mikan, QC
Category Finance
Client Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
Contact Information
janet.brascoupe@kza.qc.ca

POSITION: Finance Director
LOCATION: Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Administration Office 1 Paganakomin Mikan
WORK SCHEDULE: 35 hours a week. Monday to Friday
TERM: Indeterminate.  6 month probationary period.
SALARY: Level 12, (Range to be determined according to experience) ($78,468.88 – $98,071.03 per annum)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Position Open until Filled.

The Finance Director will assume a management role to oversee finance transactions and bookkeeping.   The incumbent will collaborate in the role of planning, directing and controlling financial functions for the Community.  The incumbent must review and update internal policies and financial control mechanisms so as to ensure compliance to the Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please forward your current resume with copies of education/degree and any designation or certification attained to:

Janet Brascoupe, Employment/Training Officer, at the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Administration Office. 1 Paganakomin Mikan, Maniwaki, Quebec J9E 3C9.   This position is open until filled.

Contact information:

Email: janet.brascoupe@kza.qc.ca
Phone: 819-449-5170
Fax: 819-449-5673 

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

JOB DESCRIPTION

General Information

Job Title: Finance Director
Category: Professional
Sector: Administration
Location: Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Administration Office
Terms: Indeterminate Full-Time
Hours: 35 hours Flexible
Immediate supervisor: Kitigan Zibi Band Council
Date of job description: November 2021

JOB SUMMARY

The Finance Director will assume a management role to oversee finance transactions and bookkeeping.   The incumbent will collaborate in the role of planning, directing and controlling financial functions for the Community.  The incumbent must review and update internal policies and financial control mechanisms so as to ensure compliance to the Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards.

KEY DUTIES

The Finance Director will:

  • Manage accounting and financial systems and maintain full and accurate accounting records
  • Conduct financial analysis and prepare detailed financial reports and statements
  • Be responsible for all functions within the finance sector, accounts payable, accounts receivables and payroll
  • Provide financial and accounting advice, direction and leadership
  • Ensure compliance with financial legislation, policies and procedures and adhere to the terms of all Funding and Contribution Agreements
  • Develop and implement purchasing practices and monitor the purchasing system
  • Prepare audit tender documents and administer contracts
  • Respond to auditors’ comments concerning finances and operations and oversee required action to address deficiencies
  • Implement and monitor payment authority practices
  • Establish and maintain cash controls
  • Ensures all remittances balance and respective payments are issued on time
  • Monitor department spending and recommend corrective actions as necessary
  • Manage investments and reserves
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Evaluate the performance of, and provide training and development opportunities for, Finance and Administrative staff
  • Manage the maintenance and upgrade of financial and payroll information systems
  • Provide leadership by delegating tasks, responding to staff inquiries and providing overall direction to section employees

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Finance Director reports to the Kitigan Zibi Band Council, and is responsible for assuming all managerial functions related to sound fiscal management.

The incumbent is expected to conduct all tasks related to the financial analysis and preparation of financial reports; developing and implementing an effective accounting system; managing the payroll system and maintaining accurate and current records.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Maintains proper working relationships with colleagues, clients, directors, and KZA Chief and Council, Funders.

Leadership

  • Takes a leadership role in managing a financial sector and all related financial matters
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion is required

Team work

  • Supports and creates team work in Finance and KZA sectors.

External communications

  • Communicates daily with the clients, contractors and directors;
  • Communicates with the external Auditor and funding agencies;
  • Able to communicate in English and French

Negotiations

  • Not applicable

Training

  • Training in financial software updates
  • May train finance sector staff
  • Keeps abreast of all Federal and Provincial Regulations pertaining to accountability and transparency

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Deadlines

  • Meets financial reporting deadlines monthly, quarterly and yearly, and as requested by KZA Directors/Chief and Council.

Mental and physical effort

  • The incumbent must spend long hours in intense concentration.  The incumbent must also spend long hours on the computer conducting financial analysis and preparing detailed reports which requires attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.  Fluctuating stress levels may be in the medium to medium high range.

Working Conditions

  • Indoor Work
  • Hours and/or days may fluctuate to accommodate specialized reporting and analysis requirements.

Cultural competency

  • Awareness and knowledge of KZA culture and community.

  Qualifications REQUIREDEducation and Experience

  • Certified General accountant (CGA or CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA), CAFM or a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting, from a recognized Post Secondary Institution;
  • 5 years of demonstrated experience in financial management, accounting, finance, auditing or a related field;
  • Experience in carrying out audits and working with auditors;
  • Experience in supervising employees a strong asset;

Skills and knowledge

  • Ability to read and write in English at a competent level;
  • Ability to communicate in French;
  • Computer literacy in financial software is required;
  • Standard office computer literacy, instant messaging and use of the Internet.

Conditions of employment

  • Medical Certificate of good health is required if considered for the position;
  • Enhanced reliability check will be required in order to be considered for the position;
  • Must not possess any criminal convictions related to the position;
  • Legally able to work in Canada
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