Director of Finance
Whitecap Dakota First Nation - Whitecap, SK

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The Whitecap Dakota First Nation, located 26 kilometers south of Saskatoon, requires the services of a Director of Finance. This is a full-time, permanent position. The Director of Finance will be responsible for and accountable to Council for the overall management of Band finances.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Finance will:
 Manage the operations of the Band’s Finance Department including the supervision of all finance staff;
 Monitor compliance with any agreements and funding arrangements entered into by the Band;
 Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in an accurate and timely manner on administration and program operational budgets;
 Ensure the Band’s financial statements are accurate, kept up-to-date and prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
 Be responsible for the review and verification of the accuracy of bank statements, bank deposits and bank reconciliations on a monthly basis;
 Be responsible for the review and verification of the accuracy of other monthly account reconciliations;
 Provide monthly accounts payable list, along with substantiating documentation, to Council for approval for payment;
 Ensure that internal financial controls, policies, procedures are appropriately designed and operating effectively and are monitored;
 Assist external auditors with the annual financial audit;
 Represent the Band in financial negotiations with financial institutions, government agencies, departments and private business as required;
 Act as the tax administrator for the purposes of the Band’s property tax law; and
 Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

[A complete job description is available upon request.]

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional Accounting Designation: CMA, CGA or CA
  • Security & Safety Clearance: Bondable, Criminal Record Check, Credit Check
  • 10 years relevant experience; previous experience working with First Nation communities would be an asset;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, communication skills and deadline driven;
  • Understanding of Federal transfer agreements and reporting procedures;
  • Experience working with auditors and facilitating annual finance audits;
  • Accreditation as a First Nations tax administrator is preferred; and
  • Well-developed computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment including Excel along with skills in database management, including ACCPAC for windows.

SALARY: Based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is provided.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

SUBMIT COVER LETTER AND RESUME (INCLUDING REFERENCES) TO:

Selection Committee
c/o S. Caisse
Whitecap Dakota First Nation
182 Chief Whitecap Trail
Whitecap SK S7K 2L2
Fax: (306) 374-5899

We thank all applicants and wish to advise that only those individuals that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.


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