Environment and Remedial Works – Financial Program Officer

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  • Post Date: July 9, 2022
Job Description

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.