Financial Officer

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  • Post Date: March 30, 2024
Job Description

Social and Cultural Development – Financial Officer

Location of Work: To Be Determined

Status: Contract until March 28, 2025

Closing Date: April 12, 2024

Core Functions

The Financial Officer is responsible for implementing, administering, and monitoring the financial activities/agreements for the department and providing assistance to the Manager of Social and Cultural Development and to the Finance department. In collaboration with the department’s management team, the incumbent is also responsible for following up on procedures to ensure compliance with the Cree Nation Government’s Finance department.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Monitor status of overall department budget and manager budgets as well as grants/contributions budgets, to ensure full use of budgeted monies.
  • Analyze current and past financial data and performance.
  • Assess financial progress reports and claims from the department Managers.
  • Verify contracts, prepare payments for disbursement of funds towards the projects and ensuring that processed travel claims are following Cree Nation Government policies.
  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with the Treasurer and the Director of ASD, financial and administrative policies, systems and procedures for the department.
  • Support the department in negotiations with respect to all financial aspects.
  • Inform and advise the Manager of Social and Cultural on operations related to local programs and services.
  • Collaborate with department managers to ensure financial monitoring and on time reporting.
  • Support Finance department as required with respect to financial monitoring and reporting.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Populate the financial databases for invoices, purchase orders, and funds.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and program financial reports.
  • Ensure compliance of funding programs according to the agreement requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Finance department on internal auditing of funding programs.
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing established financial and administrative procedures.
  • Assist in coordination of all planned meetings within the projects.
  • Oversee and monitor the Laserfiche system for payment of invoices.

Reporting Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and provide monthly financial statistical reports related to funding programs to the Manager of Social and Cultural and the Director.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • College Diploma in Accounting or related field.


  • Three to five years of relevant experience.


  • Fluency in verbal Cree
  • Fluency in verbal and written English
  • Fluency in French is an asset.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of financial reporting.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.