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Jul 16 2020

Finance Manager

CERF Niagara


Job Description

Company: Niagara Regional Native Centre

Immediate Supervisor: Serving the Indigenous and non-Indigenous community of the region. The NRNC is focused on promoting awareness of the culture  of Indigenous peoples within the community to establish a relationship of mutual understanding and respect between the Indigenous peoples and the other members of the community. The NRNC strives to deliver a wide range of high-quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of Indigenous individuals, families and the community.

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, the Finance Manager will contribute to all aspects of the financial and general business that will assist with the financial direction of NRNC. The Financial Manager will work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment where the main responsibility is to provide sound bookkeeping services and financial analysis for the NRNC in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal/Provincial legislation and NRCN policies and procedures as determined by the Board of Directors of NRNC. 

Skills Required:   The Skills required for this position include:

  • Completion of post-secondary education and/or industry courses relevant to Accounting or Finance;
  • 3- 5 years of financial experience (full accounting cycle);
  • Minimum 1-year experience working in a not-for-profit sector in an accounting capacity;
  • Thorough understanding of GAAP and accounting functions/practices;
  • Prepare audit-ready year-end financial statements and related documentation for the external auditor based on established timelines and in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors;
  • Prepare annual reporting for funders;
  • Responsible for the timely preparation, review and finalization of monthly financial reports and year-end closing activities;
  • Ensure proper internal controls are in place, including the preparation and maintenance of good accounting policies and procedures to ensure continuity and consistency in all key areas of responsibility and recommend changes as needed, in consultation with the Executive Director and Board of Directors;
  • High proficiency in Excel and other MS Office applications (Word, Access, etc.);
  • Working knowledge of accounting software such as Sage;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);
  • Self-motivator with ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Strong listening, oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to work professionally, collaboratively with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations; 
  • Criminal Reference Clearance (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance are requirements of the employment offer;
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation and show Proof of Insurance a must;
  • Knowledge of social, cultural needs and interest of Indigenous Communities and
  • Knowledge of Indigenous traditions and culture an asset.

Qualifications:  The qualifications required for this position include:

  • Completion of post-secondary education and/or industry courses relevant to Accounting or Finance;
  • Extensive knowledge and/or lived experience with First Nations, Métis, or Inuit culture, including history, perspectives, values, spirituality, and community life
  •  In-depth knowledge of urban Indigenous community needs, solutions, trends, and gaps.
  • Extensive and current knowledge of legislation, practices, standards and policies in delivery of social, cultural, recreational, educational, health services to urban Indigenous peoples;
  • Experience and knowledge of the functions of a Board of Directors and working with urban Indigenous members, community, and volunteers;
  • Ability to communicate and positively interact with a diversity of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Human Resources management in Ontario
  • Knowledge of Federal and Provincial Legislation applicable to employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation
  • Knowledge of non-profit organizations
  • Police Criminal Check- must have a current clearance report along with a vulnerable sector check.
  • Valid driver’s licence and reliable transportation

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Niagara Regional Native Centre

382 Airport Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

L0S 1J0


Fax: 905-688-4033

Job Categories: Financial Manager. Job Types: Contract and Full-time. Salary: 50 000$ - 60 000$. Job expires in 4 days.

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