Finance Manager – Treasurer Secretary

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Finance Manager – Treasurer Secretary
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Ladysmith -BC
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Our client provides the education programing for all age groups in the First Nations community.  We are looking for a Finance Manager/ Secretary Treasurer to lead the finance team.

Suitable candidates must have completed the CPA designation.  Being First Nations or having worked for a First Nations community is a strong asset.  Previous experience working in education or social services is also a plus.

Exciting opportunity to be part of a growing nation and supporting a safe and healthy community.


  • Support our business operations in a full-scope, hands-on role assisting our Superintendent to identify, develop & implement policies & procedures.
  • Prepare reports, financial statements and proposals for our Board of Directors
  • Provide skill & capacity-building development guidance to our Finance Clerk and administrative support staff as a collaborative and supportive direct supervisor.
  • Guide and advise our department managers to build their financial acumen and operational leadership skills.
  • Organize, execute, monitor, and evaluate our finance operations & related controls.
  • Review data to advise and collaborate with Leadership on strategic and operational initiatives and opportunities.
  • Develop expanded financial systems and business procedures with a continuous improvement approach to our policies, processes and internal controls.
  • Review & reconcile department budgets, internal and funding agreements.
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial statements for leadership, Board of Director and partner agency purposes.
  • Prepare, present & advise regarding periodic budgets, including primary responsibility for our annual budget processes.
  • Manage and sign off on reconciliations including financial statements, funding partner reports, banking & investment accounts etc.
  • Manage organizational cash flow.
  • Facilitate our annual external audit and partner-agency reviews of financial matters.
  • Collaborate with HR in administration of payroll, pension & benefit programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • Certified Professional Accounting (CPA) designation; Certified Aboriginal Finance Manager Designation (CAFM) an asset.
  • Expertise in finance & business administration software; experience with our platform, Adagio, is an asset.
  • Experience in all related areas of accounting, including budgeting, forecasting, financial management and financial reporting.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a relevant leadership position with demonstrated success in progressive leadership responsibilities.
  • Proximity to and understanding of First Nations’ financial and administrative context, ideally including education operations, is a distinct advantage.
  • Digital fluency to transition to and manage a paperless Finance Department, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and current business software such as Office 365 with Teams, Sharepoint, Forms etc.
  • Innovation and creativity to develop a strategically aligned, sustainable Finance Department and organization-wide operations.
  • Strong commitment to collaborative, respectful, relationship-first leadership
  • Integrity in communication with a dedication to respectful, trauma-aware, culturally competent interactions with everyone in the SES Community
  • You are dedicated to incorporating our indigenous Coast Salish culture, Hul’q’umi’num language & Stz’uminus ways of knowing in your professional practices & personal learning journey.
  • You are eligible for clearance of a Criminal Record Check for working with children and vulnerable persons.

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Karen Epp


Karen Epp, CPC is the Senior Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc and brings over twenty years of experience recruiting professionals in Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Banking, and Human Resources. One of the advantages of working with Karen in your search for Accounting Professionals is the extensive long standing relationships with candidates and reputable clients.

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