Regional Financial Officer

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  • Post Date: October 1, 2019
Job Description

Department: Child and Family Services

Location: To Be Determined/Cree Community

Salary Grade 3: (Min. $39, 009.00 – Max. $58,514.00)


Core Functions

The Regional Finance Officer is responsible for supporting and monitoring of the childcare centres finance activities, such as statement of revenues and expenses, accounts payables and receivables; verification of financial data accuracy in various files and other assigned financial functions of Childcare Centres in the communities.


Functional Responsibilities

  • Verify and support local childcare centres in the production of monthly computer-generated financial reports such as statements of revenues and expenses, accounts payable and receivables.
  • Review and correct with centres the monthly computer-generated financial reports.
  • Advise and support centres in financial planning and decision-making processes.
  • Support Regional Finance Coordinator in keeping centres informed of budget rules and reporting responsibilities related to various agreements.
  • Carry out a verification and correction of the monthly occupancy reports provided by the centres.
  • Provide suggestions on how to improve the financial situation of Childcare Centres experiencing financial difficulties.


Administrative Responsibilities

  • Ensure up-to-date electronic and paper database and filing system.
  • Ensure follow-up on billing of childcare fees and account receivables of local Childcare Centres.
  • Support Regional Childcare Centres Finance Coordinator in the administration of the Childcare Centres’ Group Insurance Program and Pension Plan.
  • Assist in providing ongoing training to finance personnel and training of new finance persons in the childcare centres.
  • Collaborate with the Regional Finance Coordinator in the development of tools related to the financial administration of the Childcare Centres (administrative guides, forms, guidelines and policies)


Reporting Responsibilities

  • Verify and present to the Regional Childcare Centres Finance Coordinator the monthly computer-generated reports such as statement of revenues and expenses, accounts payable and receivable for the Childcare Centres.
  • Calculate attendance and occupancy rates on a monthly and yearly basis.


Budgeting/Funding Responsibilities

  • Work with Childcare Centres to ensure monthly accounting is kept up-to-date and to enter adjustments and corrections.
  • Collect and analyze information and provide recommendations improvements to the financial and administrative requirements of the Childcare Centres.
  • Assist regional finance team, Childcare Centres and auditors in the preparation of the annual audited financial statements.
  • Provide support to the centres in the development of their annual budgets.


Other Responsibilities

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


Education and Certification

  • College diploma in Accounting, Administration (option Accounting) or related field.



  • One to three years of relevant work experience.



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


Knowledge and Abilities

  • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proven organizational skills and to coordinate multiple projects.
  • Good judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of Gestionnaire and Acomba software are an asset.


Additional Requirements

  • Willingness to travel frequently.
  • Must agree to undergo a background check.

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.


Application Period

From October 29, 2019 to November 13, 2019



Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: CFS-191001-2

Valerie Mianscum

Recruitment Officer


Tel.: 819-673-2600