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Director of Finance

Department: Administration
Job Title: Director of Finance
Hours of Work: Full-time, Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)
Start Date: June 2022
Deadline for Applications: May 27, 2022

Under the direction of the Administrator, this position is responsible for the planning and controlling of the Financial Operations of Splatsin. This includes all aspects of financial management: accounting functions, financial and cash flow management, banking practices, financial reporting, investment management, grant management, budgeting, and audit processes.

SPLATSIN offers a welcoming team environment and a rewarding job experience. You can expect a supportive work environment, a total compensation package which includes a competitive wage, extended health and dental benefits and pension plan.


Provide financial leadership to the Splatsin government and administration and oversee all budgeting, accounting, and financial activities to ensure efficiency of processing, accuracy of financial information, consistent service delivery, and achievement of financial objectives.  Acts as a member of Splatsin’s Finance and Audit Committee and in accordance with Splatsin’s Financial Administrative Law and Policies.


Reports to the Administrator


  • Administer and maintain the accounts and financial records of Splatsin and monitor receipts and expenditures and ensure overall reconciliation of finances
  • Monitor and evaluate financial health of Splatsin through established reporting and performance indicators and recommend opportunities to improve
  • Assist Administrator, Chief & Council and Program Directors with the interpretation of financial statements and provide strategic financial management and accounting advice
  • Steward the financial planning and budgeting process and make recommendations to address surplus or deficits
  • Prepare, analyze and evaluate monthly and annual financial information and reports to meet audit and legal requirements
  • Ensure appropriate financial systems, policies, procedures and internal controls are in place and make improvements as needed to ensure efficient and accurate processing and reporting
  • Ensure First Nations Financial Management board certification is maintained
  • Monitor agreements and funding arrangements and address areas of non-compliance
  • Develop and manage the finance budget and oversee purchasing of necessary supplies and equipment
  • Lead, direct, and manage the Finance Team which involves recruiting, assigning work, monitoring and evaluating work performance, coaching, training and ensuring staff professional development to ensure optimal performance
  • Assist departments with proposal writing by providing financial models and data
  • Liaise with band businesses and provide support to Administrator and Council on business activities and financial management guidelines for revenues
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding financial transactions and activities of Splatsin
  • Perform other duties as required



  • Bachelor’s degree majoring in Accounting or other related discipline
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA)
  • 10+ years of progressive finance/accounting experience
  • 3 years of financial management experience


  • Experience financing capital projects
  • Experience with AANDC funding
  • Experience with First Nations Financial Management Board and Associated practices
  • Previous experience leading and managing a team
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles and auditing standards (GAAP, GAAS)
  • Proficient computer skills, Xyntax knowledge is an asset
  • Knowledge of MS Office is required

Competencies (KSAs & Desired Attributes)

  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Strategic thinker
  • Strong ability to organize, prioritize, multi task and manage time
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Effective presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage stress/pressure
  • Discretion & respect for confidentiality
  • Previous experience in a community-based environment preferred
  • Experience working with First Nations peoples
  • Knowledge of the Splatsin community is valued


Commensurate with experience

Pursuant to section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference may be given to applicants of aboriginal ancestry.

Please send resume, cover letter and references in any one of three ways:

Email:    [email protected]

Fax:        (250) 838-2131

Mail:      P.O. Box 460, Enderby, BC V0E 1V0


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