Waabnoong Bemjiwang Child Well-Being Agency Development Project, an expanding project in the field of Native child welfare agency serving member First Nations situated between Parry Sound, Sudbury and North Bay, is seeking to hire a Finance Administrator.  This position will be located out of Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations’ office in Henvey Inlet First Nation.  This location may be subject to change as the project expands.

Overview of Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Administrator is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, developing, monitoring and implementing effective financial and administrative systems.  The Finance Administrator is responsible for developing, monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the organization’s budget and protection of assets as well as directing the organization’s investment activities.


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Accounting, Business Administration or Commerce
  • Designation as a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) would be preferred;
  • Five (5) years’ experience in an organization managing finances
  • Experience conducting financial analysis, risk management and bookkeeping
  • Experience writing proposals, policies, procedures and reports
  • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations

Knowledge Requirements

  • Knowledge of Native Child Welfare Services
  • Respect for, sensitivity towards as well as knowledge and understanding of Anishnabek culture, traditions and the Seven Grandfather Teachings
  • Knowledge of financial regulations required in a non-profit organization
  • Knowledge of internal controls

Special Skills & Abilities

  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Financial experience working with an organization delivering child welfare services
  • Demonstrated financial management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills with MS Office software and Sage software
  • Ability to attend to detail and develop financial analysis reports
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work flexible hours
  • Ability to adapt to and manage change
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to understand and speak Anishnaabemowin is a definite asset

Other Requirements

  • Must provide a clear Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Must have a Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s Licence, access to a vehicle and the ability to travel
  • Must have $1M automobile insurance coverage

Please submit a job related resume and cover letter along with three work related references by:

Open until filled

Joanne Koehler, Project Manager

Waabnoong Bemjiwang Child Well-Being Agency Development Project

940 A Main Street, Dokis First Nation, ON, P0M 2N1

Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nation members and/or First Nation communities involved in this project.

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