Director of Finance and Treasurer

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  • Post Date: January 26, 2023
Job Description

The Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government represents a historical initiative in the governance of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory located north of the 49th parallel by fostering harmonious relationships between Jamesians and Crees. This innovative approach enhances future opportunities for both communities to contribute in a significant manner to the prosperity of the territory by assuming municipal and land use planning responsibilities within the largest territory in Quebec.

Within this context, that the EIJBRG is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced Senior Manager to fill the position of Director General within Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory. 


Under the supervision of the Director General, the Director of Finance and Treasurer is responsible for managing the finances and the treasury of the EIJBRG. This includes:

  • Planning, organising, controlling and assessing the financial and accounting services operations. He/she will develop and implement the financial systems of the organisation. He/she will establish the performance standards and prepare various reports for the Executive Management.
  • More specifically, he/she is responsible for the activities related to the operating and capital budgets, the preparation of financial statements and their audit, the planning of the financial needs of the Regional Government and the control of current operations: assessment, taxation, collection, accounting, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, information technology and general insurance.


  • Relevant experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, planning and financial analysis or any other operation of a financial nature, preferably in the municipal, public or semi-public sector
  • Good knowledge of the laws and the main standards related to the field of operation. An in-depth knowledge of the treasury management rules is essential
  • University education in accounting, administration with a specialisation in finance or the equivalent
  • Any combination of training and experience will be evaluated based on merit
  • Knowledge of the usual computer applications and accounting systems
  • Excellent communication skills in both languages (French and English) is an asset.


  • Permanent full-time position (37.5 hours per week)
  • Salary between $98,592 et $124,894 based on experience and skills
  • Competitive benefits, including an annual isolation allowance of $7,000, a defined benefit pension plan and a group insurance plan.


Forward resumé by email no later than February 17, 2023 to:

In accordance to the Agreement on Governance in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory, the EIJBRG will facilitate the access by Cree beneficiaries to employment opportunities within the Regional Government as well as their training and professional development.