Chief Financial Officer - Headingley (SFNNC)

Chief Financial Officer - Headingley (SFNNC)

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SFNNCPosition: Chief Financial Officer 
Agency: Southern First Nations Network of Care

Location: Headingley, MB
Closing Date: February 21, 2020

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The Southern First Nations Network of Care is recruiting for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), is responsible in providing oversight and support to the Mandated Agencies of the Southern First Nations Network of Care (Southern Network) in the areas of financial accountability and reporting issues.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and a professional accounting designation (i.e. Chartered Professional Accountant or Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager) with a working knowledge of SAGE accounting systems, well developed financial analysis capabilities, and demonstrated computer literacy; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Several years experience in a senior management role gained through increasingly responsible financial positions within a Child Welfare environment.
  • Experience in public accounting and auditing are an asset.
  • Several years experience in preparing large and complex budgets and related data complimented by knowledge of  public sector accountability protocols and budget and decision making processes.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to provide financial accountability and support to Southern First Nation Agencies
  • Knowledge of First Nation Child and Family Services financial systems
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to provide appropriate financial recommendations
  • Ability to develop and recommend changes to financial policies
  • Demonstrated communication skills when dealing with Southern First Nation Agencies, leadership, government officials and the Board of Directors
  • Strong written communication skills with experience managing complex, high-level internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity, leverage opportunities for innovation, find creative solutions, and successfully manage change.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to challenges in a professional, inclusive and constructive manner.


  • Direct the management of financial operations, including the production and analyses of the financial reporting
  • Establish and monitor credit limits and credit performance
  • Prepare and manage the monthly financial forecasts, internal financial needs and the annual operating budget
  • Manage the preparation of all provincial and federal tax returns as required by the Canadian taxation and other regulatory authorities
  • Forecast and administer cash flow and funding requirements for the Southern Network, and ensure the transactional business requirements are met
  • Provide advice and support to the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, senior management team and agency financial directors.  Works closely with the CEO to ensure the financial integrity of the Network is stable.
  • Works cooperatively with member agencies, various levels of government, and other funding sources
  • Ensures compliance with all federal regulations and requirements governing non-profits to properly reflect the financial position of the Network
  • Maintain the banking and treasury functions for the organization

Skill and Competency Requirements:

  • To perform this job successfully, the individual should demonstrate an ability to apply an Indigenous perspective to the work
  • Knowledge and understanding of child welfare practices and how that relates to Indigenous populations; including awareness of the evolution of the structure of child and family services in Manitoba (AJI-CWI)

How To Apply

We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

All remuneration is commensurate with the provincial pay scale. A clear criminal record check (with Vulnerable Sector Query), child abuse registry check and a prior contact check is mandatory and must be submitted with your application.


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