Manager, Capacity Development – Financial Management, Systems, Controls
British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia

Our client’s team continues to grow and they are adding three more Managers, Capacity Development and Intervention roles to their team! Two will be located in West Vancouver, B.C. and the other will be fluently bilingual (French and English, both oral and written) in Ontario, Quebec or Nova Scotia.

The First Nations Financial Management Board (the “FMB”) has a unique opportunity for three exceptional and motivated senior level designated professional with outstanding communication skills. This is an opportunity to join a great team and to make a difference!

Reporting to the Director of Capacity Development and Intervention you will work closely with First Nations clients in various financial management, capacity development and internal control related capacities.  Support provided to clients may include various forms of facilitating, enabling, motivating and educating. You may also be responsible for developing policies, templates and communications materials.

Along with an accounting or internal control designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA or CIA) and a post-secondary degree, you have 5+ years of experience planning and conducting internal or external audits of internal control over financial reporting or similar areas. Experience working with First Nations and/or municipal governments is highly desirable! A Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation, though not required, would be an asset. Our client may consider an appropriate mix of solid experience and education in lieu of an accounting/internal control designation. 

You will have knowledge and experience with internal and financial controls, financial reporting, review and improvement of accounting and finance policies, procedures and practices. You have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as well-developed presentation and training skills. You are recognized for your ability to quickly build relationships and credibility. You must have the ability and willingness to travel occasionally within Canada and outside of regular business hours when necessary.  

This is an opportunity to join a skilled, client-focused team in a positive and fast-paced environment. It is also a unique opportunity to bring your experience to make a difference to First Nations communities across Canada. Along with salary and bonus potential, this role offers an attractive benefit package including a group pension plan and a generous leave allowance. There is also opportunity within the organization for career growth.

The FMB is Canada’s only legislated body that develops and publishes Financial Performance and Financial Management System Standards for First Nations. The FMB is a First Nations institution that provides a suite of financial management tools and services to First Nations governments seeking to strengthen their governance and accountability regime and develop necessary capacity to meet their expanding fiscal and financial management requirements. For more information please visit  www.fnfmb.com.

As an employer, the FMB is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce and specifically to increasing the number of First Nations and Aboriginal employees within our organization. As a result, we ask that all First Nations and Aboriginal applicants self-identify in our recruitment and staffing processes and preference may be given to qualified First Nations and Aboriginal applicants.

Please submit your resume and detailed cover letter as soon as possible outlining your fit for and interest in the role, in confidence, online at the WMC Careers website at: http://tinyurl.com/Manager-Capacity-Dev-44015.  To learn more about the role, please contact Trish Brydon at (604) 443-3714.