Finance Manager 

Stz'uminus First Nation

Stz'uminus First Nation

Finance Manager 

Permanent Full-Time

Reporting to the Director of Finance & Strategic Initiatives, as an accredited Chartered Professional Accountant, the Finance Manager is responsible for all day-to-day financial management and accurate and timely reporting of financial position and performance as well as ensuring effective internal controls and documented procedures.

  • Oversee and manage the operations and staff of the accounting and finance department.
  • Review and prepare monthly financial statements.
  • Work to ensure compliance with the Society Act and Registered Charity requirements, Public Sector Accounting Standards of Canada, and SFN (Stz’uminus First Nation) Policies.
  • In conjunction with department managers, the monthly updating and maintenance of department forecasts and review for reasonableness.
  • Monitor and implement effective internal controls.
  • Ensure all regulatory reporting is accurate and completed on time.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and other documentation as required, both, internally and externally.
  • Prepare the SFN annual budgets in conjunction with department managers and directors and reviews for reasonableness.
  • Coordinate with the accounting team all required documents for the year-end audit.
  • Review and sign-off on the accuracy of the monthly Balance Sheet account reconciliations.
  • Review and sign-off on the accuracy of the monthly Accounts
  • Receivable report and ensure timely and appropriate actions are taken for collection.
  • Lead the update and maintenance of a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Provide financial support to management.
  • Prepare and present ad-hoc financial analysis as required.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings as needed.
  • Provide supervision, guidance, and support to the finance department staff.
  • Ensure that all transactions are processed.
  • Create Word/Excel templates and data models as required.
  • Work to improve and automate systems and processes as needed.
  • Act as a back-up cheque signer as required.
  • Participate in the recruiting and hiring of finance department staff.
  • Other such related duties as required.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Chartered Professional Accountant designation required
  • Minimum 3 years’ solid experience in a Finance Manager role
  • Advanced User in Microsoft Excel and excellent computer skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with payroll practices, reports, and software
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed and organized with effective time-management skills
  • Proven skills managing and mentoring a core accounting team

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to the attention of the Human Resources Advisor at the e-mail address: by the closing date of Friday, October 18, 2019, at 4:00 pm and referencing FINANCE MANAGER in the subject line of the e-mail

Organization: Stz'uminus First Nation
Location: Ladysmith, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: September 27, 2019, 11:45 am
Expires: October 18, 2019, 4:00 pm

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