Finance and Operations Director – B’Maakonigan
Posting Date: February 24, 2023
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: To be determined based on qualifications and experience
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits plan available
Application Deadline: March 24, 2023
B’Maakonigan is a new governance entity established to support the First Nations that have signed the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement. The Finance and Operations Director will be working with the five First Nations that have signed the Governance Agreement, as well as any First Nation that ratifies the Agreement in the future. The Finance and Operations Director will be responsible for the overall financial activities of B’Maakonigan while providing guidance, support, and risk controls on financial management and consideration to senior management and the Board of Directors.
What You Bring With You:
You are grounded in Anishinaabe aadziwin and will bring creativity and energy to building a new Anishinaabe Governance structure. You are knowledgeable, experienced, and energetic and can develop and ensure the integrity of the operation of strategies, delivery of financial policies and activities, and use B’Maakonigan’s resources to their fullest capacity. The Finance and Administration Director oversees the budget and accounting functions including cash flow and internal controls. This position will also develop relationships with B’Maakonigan’s Signatory First Nations, auditors, funders, and key organizations that move B’Maakonigan’s vision forward.
What You Will Be Doing:
The Finance and Administration Director will be responsible for:
- Overseeing the financial affairs of the organization.
- Reporting on the financial affairs to senior management, Board of Directors, B’Maakonigan First Nations, auditors, etc.
- Managing the organization’s budgets.
- Acting in the capacity of a resource person to senior management and the Board of Directors, including explaining and interpreting financial reports and assisting in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts.
- Providing financial backup to senior management on contract negotiations and ensuring that arrangements entered into are not in contradiction with the established policies, guidelines, and objectives of the organization.
- Establishing proper and secure computerization that supports staff functions.
- Ensuring that the financial and human resources of the organization are managed in light of the stated policies, guidelines, and objectives.
- Participating in the preparation for negotiations of funding arrangements.
- Providing B’Maakonigan Financial Advisor type services to the Signatory First Nations requesting such services, at the direction of senior management.
- Identifying potential issues, problems and risks related to B’Maakonigan operations or those of its member nations related to fiscal and operational issues.
- Describing technical and financial issues to non-technical and non-financial colleagues and community representatives.
- Excelling in written and oral skills including the ability to draft briefing notes, position papers, and recommendations to leadership and deliver presentations to fellow staff and leadership.
Relevant Experience and Education:
- Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or related field with a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.
- Certified Public Accountant (preferred).
- Demonstrated progression in financial leadership and supervisory roles with at least three years of experience managing the finances of a $5 million non-profit organization.
- Strong knowledge of general ledger, banking, job cost accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and non-profit taxes and registrations.
- Understanding of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit national organizations and governance structures and processes.
- Proficient in the use of financial software programs and Microsoft Office applications.
- Thorough understanding of non-profit accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Familiarity with Canadian Auditing Standards is preferred.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and balance day-to-day tasks with strategic, long-term goals, and timelines.
To learn more about B’Maakonigan, please visit: https://www.governancevote.ca
If you are interested in this opportunity and want to be a part of this exciting new Anishinaabe Governance organization, please apply by e-mailing your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references noting “B’Maakonigan – EA’ in the subject line to:
Chief Executive Officer
E-mail: [email protected]
Miigwetch to all applicants for their interest; preference will be given to members of the following First Nations that have ratified the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Wahnapitae, Moose Deer Point, Magnetawan, Zhiibaahaasing, and Nipissing. Other Anishinabek citizens are also encouraged to apply.
Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM EST on Friday, March 24, 2023.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.