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Finance and Operations Director – B’Maakonigan

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Finance and Operations Director – B’Maakonigan

Posting Date: February 6, 2023

Job Type: Full-time

Salary:  To be determined based on qualifications and experience

Benefits: Comprehensive benefit plan available

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

Location: Negotiable

B’Maakinogan:

B’Maakonigan is a newly-established governance entity established to support the implementation of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement. Working with the five First Nations that have ratified the Governance Agreement, as well as any First Nations that ratify the Agreement in the future, the Finance and Operations Director will be responsible for the overall financial activities of the organization 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 Government. Your work experience in finance and supporting organizational operations have provide you with the expertise to deliver finance policies and activities through a risk management perspective. You have the ability to utilize all resources to its fullest capacity to support the operations strategic direction.

The Finance and Operations Director oversees the budgets and accounting functions including cash flow and internal controls.  This position will also develop relationships with B’Maakonigan’s member First Nations, auditor, 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 member First Nations, auditors, etc.
Managing the organization’s budgets.
Acting as 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 ensures that arrangements entered into are not in contradiction with the established policies, guidelines and objectives of the organization.
Establishing proper and secure computerization that support 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 those member 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, making 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 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 online by e-mailing your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to leslie.mcgregor@anishinabek.ca noting “B’Maakonigan – FOD” in the subject line.

Miigwech 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 3, 2022.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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