Job Description: 

Reporting to the Chief and Council, the Financial Controller participates in all areas of finance
for all departments

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Job Responsibilities: 

Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the day-to-day financial operations of the
Snuneymuxw First Nations departments
• Implement the financial policies, systems and procedures for all departments
• Prepare or co-ordinate the preparation of financial statements, summaries, and other costbenefit
analyses and financial management reports
• Co-ordinate the financial planning and budget process and funding requirements; analyze
and correct estimates
• Supervise the development and implementation of financial simulation models
• Evaluate financial reporting systems, accounting procedures and investment activities and
make recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets and other
financial control functions to the Chief and Council
• Organize, train and manage staff
• Notify and report to the Executive Director concerning any trends that are critical to the
SFN’s financial performan
• Ensures timely monthly reporting
• Maintain GL control accounts
• Assist in any or all of finance functions – A/R, A/P, payroll, GL
• Timely external reporting
• Assist with finance initiatives, both planning and implementation
Employment requirements:
• A bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, commerce or a related field is
• A master's degree in business administration (concentration in finance), or another
master's level management program preferred.
• Several years of experience in financial management
• A recognized accounting designation (CPA CAFM or equivalent legacy designation)

Desired Experience: 

Minimum of 5 years accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial planning and other financial
activities experience in a First Nations environment, including working with multiple
departments and funding streams
• Experience working with Xyntax software
• Senior level accounting experience in A/P, A/R, Payroll, GL processing and process planning

Desired Education: 

Strong knowledge of accounting/financial practices and software programs.
• Detail oriented with strong analytical, time management and organizational skills
• Be able to work well in a team environment
• Be able to work with minimal supervision
• Must adhere to SFN’s strict confidentiality standards

Additional Info: 

Snuneymuxw First Nation
Attention: Maria Kerman
668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4Z4
or email:
Fax: 250-753-3492
Deadline Date: October 15th, 2018