Finance Department | paNOW


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Finance Department

Position status: Permanent full-time

Reports to:

MFN Executive Director

Job Summary:

The Finance Manager directs, directs and provides strategic direction and oversight for all financial aspects of Muskoday First Nation’s financial management. Reports on all financial activities and brings a financial perspective to Muskoday’s strategic, operational and business planning processes.

This position will ensure that an appropriate internal control framework is in place to manage and protect Muskoday’s resources and will provide specific services including budgeting, forecasting, cash management, accounting, payroll, administration of benefits, financial reporting and purchasing.

This position is responsible for providing timely, accurate and relevant NPF financial information to the Executive Director and Chief and Council, ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, agreements, guidelines and policies governing the financial resources of the organization.

The Finance Director position is an integral part of Muskoday’s leadership team, assisting in the management of finance, administration, human resources and other matters as required, ensuring the nation has appropriate information systems and related technology to support decision making, accountability and service. delivery.

Main tasks (specific responsibilities):

  • Responsible for the development of strong financial systems, processes and controls, including procedures to monitor the safekeeping and maintenance of Muskoday’s cash and non-cash assets, working capital adequacy, cash security operation in short and long term investments, the proper disposition and recording of financial transactions and the administration of an efficient, accurate and timely financial operation.
  • Ensures and oversees that appropriate corporate accounting and financial information systems are in place and that all Muskoday financial and material transactions are properly recorded, reported and controlled.
  • Develop and monitor Muskoday’s financial and accounting policies and procedures and prescribe internal controls in the areas of corporate finance, accounting, payroll and materials management

(i.e. purchasing, inventory management), capital asset management and risk management policies, to protect Muskoday’s financial resources and to meet requirements of financial accountability and transparency.

  • Monitor company compliance with financial policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Develop and update short and long term financial plans for the organization in collaboration with the CEO, Chief and Council.
  • Monitor, assess and forecast the financial condition and performance of Muskoday and alert the Executive Director to potential and actual budget deviations and/or deviations.
  • Oversee the timely preparation of Muskoday’s annual financial statements and prepare and support the annual external audit.
  • Manage the Nation’s investments, cash flow and financial services in conjunction with the Executive Director, Chief and Council.
  • Ensure that a level of integration of operational planning and reporting with financial planning is achieved that provides adequate decision-making information to the Executive Director.
  • Act as financial advisor to the Executive Director and Chief and Council on financial matters.
  • Report to the Executive Director and Chief and Council on Muskoday’s financial results and provide quarterly financial forecasts of revenues and expenses against the annual budget.
  • Analyze variances and in collaboration with the Executive Director and recommend budget revisions and/or take corrective action if necessary.
  • Supervise financial clerks.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Minimum title of CA, CMA, CGA or CAFM combined with at least three

years of related experience at a senior level. An undergraduate degree in commerce with a

a major in accounting combined with at least three years of related experience may be


  • Strong analytical, logical and financial skills.
  • Ability to think and solve problems strategically and tackle challenges with

innovative solutions and policies.

  • Ability to formulate a plan of action and execute it quickly and decisively.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain harmonious and cooperative working relationships by demonstrating

consideration, concern and respect for others.

  • Possess well-developed computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets, accounting

and payroll software and financial systems.

  • Value diversity, respect differences and take advantage of cultural and individual variability in

work place.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in high pressure situations and adapt content

and style of communication to a particular audience.

  • Experience working with First Nations organizations would be an asset.

Labor conditions

  • Ability to work within deadlines.
  • Some travel required.
  • May periodically work evenings and/or weekends.


  • Health benefits. * Sick leave benefits. *
  • Pension after 6 yearse months of successful evaluation. * Cell allowance.
  • Federal and provincial holiday. * Earned day off

Wage scale

Gross income: Depending on experience, it varies from Salary range level $75,000 – $90,000 per year.


The contest ends on November 27, 2022.

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