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Finance Officer - Full-Time - Permanent

Closing Date: July 21, 2024 11:59 pm
Type: Salary

Position Description:

Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) the Finance Officer will perform internal control functions, account reconciliation, general ledger administration and preparation of audit working papers.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Process and/or verify financial transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal policies and procedures;
  • Set up and maintain vendor/customer/employee accounts to ensure current data;
  • Monitor and enforce existing financial policies and procedures and assist with identifying areas for improvement relevant to accounting and internal control, budgeting, forecasting, and project tracking;
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer as well as the Finance Department Staff to ensure consistent practices and procedures within the department;
  • Assist with the internal development, supervision, and mentorship of other Finance department staff including Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Payroll Clerk and the Finance Clerk in order to improve internal capacity;
  • Collate information for various reports and remittances to funding/government agencies and management;
  • Responsible for bank deposits;
  • Prepare account reconciliations;
  • Prepare journal entries as required;
  • Assist with audit and prepare audit working papers;
  • Attends meetings as required;
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Travel may be required;
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals;
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds;
  • Overtime as required.


  • Diploma or degree in accounting is required, combined with a minimum of three (3) years experience in the accounting field;
  • Enrolment in the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) program of study is encouraged;
  • Experience working within First Nations management;
  • Ability to work within a team setting and fast-paced work environment and is expected to initiate and problem-solve with collaboration from supervisors;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • High level of experience of financial software is required (Microsoft Dynamics would be considered an asset);
  • Must be bondable and pass a Criminal Reference Check.

Salary: To be negotiated.

Closing Date: Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume with three (3) references, must be received by 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2024.

Please note the position title in the subject line and direct your application to the attention of:
Email: jobs@fwfn.com
Ph: 807-623-9543, Fax: 807-623-5190
When hand delivering, ensure that your application is date stamped and a copy provided to you.

We appreciate all applications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.