As a senior member of our management team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all the duties delegated and assigned under Financial Administration Law, which includes managing the Finance department, providing innovative and effective financial leadership and
advice to the CEO and senior management to ensure the long-term health of the K’uL Group’s finances.

The CFO will be responsible for developing, implementing and administering financial management and reporting systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and procedures. The successful candidate for this position must possess outstanding
strategic long and short-term financial planning, leadership and communications skills, and will be responsible for developing and maintaining a work environment that is supportive to the
organization and is customer-service based.

Core Competencies:

Technical:

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Assurance
  • Financial Management and Planning
  • General Business
  • Information Technology
  • Taxation
  • Risk Management
  • Resource and Fiscal Management

Planning

  • Allocating  and managing resources
  • Measuring and monitoring
  • Communicating
  • Decision Making
  • Organization and strategic
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Team leadership and development
  • Staff Coaching and Training
  • Knowledge of Issues

Professional

  • Client Focus
  • Ethics and Trust
  • Integrative approach
  • Problem solving
  • Professional Development
  • Self-Evaluation

Duties/Responsibilities:

Job Responsibilities and Work Performed
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management of the financial administration systems of the K’uL Group, which include the following duties:

  • Ensure the financial administration systems, policies, procedures, directions and internal controls are appropriately designed and operating effectively;
  • Administer and maintain all accounts of the K’uL Group
  • Prepare the draft annual budgets and any draft amendments to the component of the annual budget respecting the K’uL Group’s local revenue account;
  • Prepare the monthly financial information, the quarterly financial statements and the draft annual financial statements;
  • Prepare the financial components of reports of any short, medium and long-term plans, projections and priorities to the Board and the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee;
  • Actively monitor compliance with any agreements and funding arrangements entered into by the K’uL Group;
  • Administer and supervise finance staff in the preparation and maintenance of financial records and the financial administration reporting systems;
  • Administer and supervise the maintenance of the records of all receipts and expenditures of the K’uL Group to facilitate the annual audit;
  • Actively monitor compliance with the GAAP and any other applicable law, applicable standards and any policies, procedures and the financial administration of the K’uL Group, other than those matters that are the responsibility of the CEO and Tax Administrator;
  • Prepare or provide any documentation and financial information required by the CEO or the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee;
  • Evaluate the financial administration systems of the K’uL Group and recommend improvements;
  • Develop and recommend procedures for the safeguarding of assets and to ensure approved procedures are followed;
  • Develop and recommend procedures for identifying and mitigating financial reporting and fraud risks and to ensure approved procedures are followed;
  • Perform any other duties of the Chief Financial Officer that is assigned under the GAAP; and
  • Carry out any other activities specified by the CEO, and the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee.
Accountability

The Chief Financial Officer position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the K’uL Group, which include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve and protect the K’uL Group’s assets and report accurate financial results. Principal accountabilities are:

  • Planning, Operations, Financial Information, Risk Management, Monitoring and Reporting.
  • With the approval of the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer may assign or delegate the performance of any of the duties or functions of the Chief Financial Officer to any officer, employee, contractor or agent of the K’uL Group, but this assignment does not relieve the Chief Financial Officer of the responsibility to ensure that these duties or functions are carried out properly.
Reporting
  • Directly reports to the CEO;
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to CEO, the Board’s Finance and Audit
  • Committee, and external funding agencies; and Quarterly and annual reporting to the Community.
Relationships

Internally

  • CEO
  • Finance  and Audit Committee
  • Senior Management
  • Staff
Externally
  • First Nations Governments and organizations
  • Municipal, Provincial and Federal
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-Governmental Funding Organizations
Decision Making
  • High degree of trust and confidentiality;
  • Detail oriented and accurately processing and prioritizing information;
  • This department must exercise objectivity and transparency; and
  • All processes and systems are based on administrative policies and procedures.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Minimum Academic/Educational Requirements
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) and a degree in a related discipline; the incumbent will have comprehensive knowledge of computer systems and a minimum of ten (10) years experience in a senior financial management role, preferably in First
    Nations Government, or local government or similar valued experience.
Other Certification, Licenses, Designations and/or Training
  • Must possess a valid class 5 BC driver’s license;
  • Proficiency with computer applications, MS Office and similar software; and
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Record Check
Specific Job Skills and Levels
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills – oral and written;
  • Ability to maintain positive, professional working relations with staff, community and the general public;
  • Conflict resolution and moderation skills;
  • Leadership and supervisory skills;
  • Financial, human resources and program management;
  • An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures;
  • An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of financial management;
  • Cross cultural sensitivity and awareness and either have, or quickly develop, an awareness of the community and local families as well as a local, regional and territorial awareness;
  • Contract management skills; and,
  • Strategic and risk management planning skills.
Minimum Level of Experience
  • A minimum of ten (10) years experience in a senior financial management.
Personality Traits (required to be successful in this position)
  • Maintains standards of conduct
  • Takes initiative
  • Demonstrates sound work ethics
  • Consistent and fair
  • Consideration
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Friendly and courteous
  • Honest
  • Diplomatic
  • Patient and Assertive
  • Flexible to meet timelines
  • Respectful and culturally sensitive to Indigenous issues
Assets:
  • Knowledgeable of First Nations, or specifically the PIB, communities, nation and history.
Working Conditions:
  • Public administration – fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment;
  •  Busy office setting;
  • Constant time pressures to organize and meet deadlines;
  • High volume of communication demands (telephone calls, emails, fax);
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop and peripherals;
  • Exposure to fatigue and strain from prolonged periods of sitting and keyboarding;
  • Exposure to stress related time pressure, multiple demands;
  • Occasional travel as required; and,
  • Overtime may be required.

Deadline: Friday April 25 at 4 p.m.

Please email resume, cover letter and attach references to jobs@pib.ca.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.