COMPTROLLER (CFO)

Company
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Location
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Education/Credentials
Bachelor's degree in accounting or financial management
Resume
Required
Cover Letter
Required
Application deadline
August 30, 2021

Company: Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Location: Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Education/Credentials: Bachelor's degree in accounting or financial management

Resume: Required

Cover Letter: Required

Application deadline: August 30, 2021


Job Description

Chippewa of the Thames First Nation is accepting applications for the position of:
COMPTROLLER (CFO)

Supervisor: Executive Administrator
Terms: Full time, 37.5 hours/wk
Start Date: Immediate
Posting Date: August 9, 2021
Closing Date: August 30th, 2021, 4:00pm EST (Late submissions will not be accepted)

SUMMARY OFPOSITION:
Oversees payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general accounting functions, evaluates financial statements, assists the Executive Administrator and Chief & Council with the interpretation of financial statements, makes recommendations for changes to address surplus or deficits, develops and implements financial policies & procedures, and supervises accounting staff.

Qualifications
The controller candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or financial management, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience with a First Nation, major company or division of a large corporation. Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified General Accountant designation.

Principal Accountabilities
• Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
• Manage outsourced functions
• Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives
• Oversee the accounting operations of band subsidiary departments, especially their control systems,
transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.
• Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
• Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
• Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
• Ensure payroll is processed on a bi-weekly basis
• Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
• Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
• Maintain the chart of accounts
• Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
• Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
• Issue timely and complete financial statements
• Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
• Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
• Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
• Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
• Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
• Provide for a system of management cost reports • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract
negotiations

Compliance
• Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
• Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
• Comply with local, provincial, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
• Coordinate annual financial audit by an independent external auditing firm.
• Complies with terms of Financial Law

Additional Accountabilities
Responsible for the filing of quarterly and annual reports with the Indigenous and Northern Affair Canada or other
Federal Government Agencies. Assumes the responsibilities of the chief financial officer.

Briar Banks, Human Resources Manager
bbanks@cottfn.com
320 Chippewa Road, Muncey, ON N0L 1Y0
Please clearly mark on envelope “Comptroller (CFO)”

Preference will be given to Aboriginal people
Only those who qualify and are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Chii Miigwech