Environment and Remedial Works – Financial Program Officer

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  • Post Date: September 11, 2022
Job Description

Environment and Remedial Works – Financial Program Officer


Core Functions

The Financial Program Officer, under the Protected Areas and Conservation Specialist (PACS), is responsible for implementing, administering, and monitoring the financial activities of the assessment on the establishment of a National Marine Conservation Area in Eastern James Bay (50% of time) as well as providing support in implementing, administering, and monitoring the financial activities of Challenge Fund-related projects (50% of time). The incumbent is responsible for budget development and management of deliverables.


Functional Responsibilities:


  • Development of program budgets and tracking of expenses.
  • Monitor status of program budgets to ensure full use of budgeted monies and compliance with grant/contribution agreements.
  • Prepare and monitor Service and Contribution Agreements and prepare payment forms for disbursement of funding towards approved projects.
  • Assess and provide feedback on financial progress reports from funding recipients.
  • Ensure compliance of funding expenditures according to Contribution and Service Agreement requirements.
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing established financial and administrative procedures.
  • Support the Finance department as required with respect to financial monitoring and reporting.

Administrative Responsibilities:


  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and program financial reports, and review General Ledgers.
  • Assess expense claims from the Project Officers and ensure that travel claims comply with CNG and Environment and Climate Change Canada Policies.
  • Collaborate with the Finance department on internal auditing of funding programs.
  • Assist in coordination of, and attend, all planned meetings for funded projects.

Reporting Responsibilities


  • Prepare and provide monthly financial statistical reports related to funding programs to the Protected Areas and Conservation Specialist.
  • Prepare financial reports to donors and funders.
  • Prepare financial summaries for CNG leadership at various levels (e.g., Director of ERWD, Management Committee, Council Board).


Other Responsibilities:


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




  • College Diploma in Accounting, Business Administration, 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:


  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a remote team 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.