Manager of Financial Services

  • Full Time
  • Moberly Lake
  • $89,870-$124,820 CAD / Year

Website Saulteau First Nations

Reports To

Director of Finance

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong, and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined.

Job Purpose

The Manager of Financial Services is responsible for ensuring the accounting records of Saulteau First Nations provide for accurate and timely financial statements and analysis.  In addition, as Saulteau First Nations is a government office, the Manager of Financial Services is responsible for ensuring the Nation’s accounting transactions are in accordance with Public Sector Accounting Standards.

This position requires an individual with a high level of professionalism and must be comfortable working in a multi-stakeholder environment.  The individual is experienced at creating a healthy departmental culture while ensuring consistent results from their team.

The confidence that is expected of a controller is second nature to you. As a manager, you enjoy your role as a coach, mentor, and culture leader, taking pride in the success and development of your team members. You are known for consistently delivering timely and accurate financial statements. You have experience developing and managing processes and internal controls within an accounting environment. You see yourself as a collaborative partner leveraging your process and financial acumen to assist other departments with their strategic and operational initiatives.

You have a passion for delivering quality financial information to members of the leadership team.

Duties and Responsibilities

The role of Manager of Financial Services includes the following responsibilities:

  • Hires, directs, manages, and supervises direct reports.
  • Ensures direct reports are appropriately trained and mentored.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports and ensure a healthy and safe work environment.
  • Manages offices procedures, ensures that confidential filing systems are maintained.
  • Ensures financial statements, accruals and account reconciliations are prepared in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Prepares/reviews adjusting entries for annual audit, and works with auditors in answering questions, providing necessary information, and explaining accounting/financial systems; reviews audit results and implement necessary/recommended internal controls and/or other revisions.
  • Manages general ledger in Sage Intacct
  • Detailed reviews of financial statements and reports prepared by staff, including annual financial statements for audit and all other reports prepared for funders.
  • Monitors the general ledger for accuracy of information and communicates any discrepancies in budgets/expenses to retrospective department heads and the Director of Finance
  • Oversees payroll and benefits payments, ensuring compliance with related legislation.
  • Maintains GL control accounts.
  • Reviews and analyzes revenues and expenditures to identify opportunities for operational improvement.
  • Ensures accounting department policies and procedures are followed.
  • Recommends additions and changes to accounting department policies and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with regulators for insurance and tax payments.
  • Works with Director of Finance on budgeting and planning
  • Works with Financial and Budget Analyst to support funding proposals to supplement SFN revenues sources.
  • Liaises with government agencies and departments on behalf of SFN, including Indigenous Services Canada, FNHA and other government bodies.
  • Ensures a positive image and professional working relationship for SFN across all stakeholder groups.



  • Designated CPA –required.
  • Accounting Diploma, or CAFM designation coupled with a minimum of 5 years of accounting experience – an asset.


  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience managing an accounting or finance team.
  • Alternatively, will also consider those with 5 years experience in public practice accounting, preferably with experience auditing in accordance with PSAS, IFRS and/or ASPE.
  • Preference will be given to those with experience in a First Nations environment.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards and reporting frameworks – PSAS
  • Experience with the accounting system Adagio or Sage is considered an asset.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical, time management and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must possess a high level of moral judgment for handling confidential information.

Work Conditions

  • Work is performed primarily in the band office with hours of work set as 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, and part days Fridays.
  • Travel may be required within SFN community.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.

Closing Date: July 17, 2024

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