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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.