Temporary Full Time (with possibility of permanent full time)

The Whitefish River First Nation is seeking a motivated individual  to  fulfill the role and responsibilities for the position of Finance Assistant. As the Finance Assistant, the successful applicant will be responsible  for  the following:


  • To assist with the administration of all payroll functions of the Whitefish River First Nation
  • To assist with the administration of the band Pension and Employee Benefits programs
  • To assist with the management of accounts payables
  • To assist the facilitation of all required government reporting regarding payroll, pension, accounts payables, and tax rebates
  • To assist in the maintenance of the financial filing system and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • To assist program staff with reporting to funders
  • Attend any required training for staff development
  • Keep up to date with ACCPAC, web-based, and related software
  • Other related duties as required by Whitefish River First Nation


  1. Professional Designation in Accounting; or Diploma/ Degree in Accounting, Business or related field; or relevant experience working in finance within a First Nations organization is preferred
  2. High School Diploma and/or Bookkeeping certificate and willingness to attend training
  3. Experience in Payroll administration and Accounts Payable is an asset
  4. Experience in Pension and Benefits administration is an asset
  5. Computer skills in Sage ACCPAC or similar accounting software; Microsoft Excel
  6. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  7. Knowledge of Aboriginal culture is an asset
  8. Valid Class G Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is an asset.

Interested applicants to forward cover letter and resume no later than 12:00 noon, June 22, 2017 to:

Whitefish River First Nation

17A Rainbow Ridge Road,

Birch Island, ON  P0P 1A0

Attention:  David Shawanda, Finance Director