Senior Financial Officer

Name of organization posting this job/opportunity: 
Kanaka Bar Indian Band
Community / Organization: 
Kanaka Bar Indian Band
Posting Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2021
2693 Siwash Rd., PO Box 610, Lytton, BC, V0K 1Z0
Job Status: 
Full Time

Senior Financial Officer: under the direction of the CEO – Programs and Services, the Senior Financial Officer (SFO) is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all financial postings to the Band and its affiliated companies General Ledgers. The Senior Financial Officer is responsible for the direct supervision of the Finance Clerk for ensuring the accounting entries prepared and posted to the General Ledger(s) are accurate, timely and properly reflect the financial activities of the Kanaka Bar Band and its affiliated companies.
This will be a full-time managerial position at Kanaka Bar from Monday to Friday with regular reporting to CEO – Programs and Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Kanaka Bar Indian Band policies and procedures;
• Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Kanaka Bar Band;
• Provides good public relations and greeting services to the public and staff;
• On going review of financial services and department operations to ensure effectiveness and efficiencies;
• Assists in implementing efficiencies and operational improvements as it applies to the
accounts payable function;
• Manages timely scheduling, tracking and coordination of financial transactions and events;
• Monitors all financial activity for Kanaka Bar Band and Kanaka Bar Indian Band Development Corporations;
• Supervises the day to day functions of the Finance Department, including staff supervisor, scheduling and providing necessary backup to other accounting staff functions when required;
• Ensures that the General Ledgers and Sub-ledgers for the Band and its affiliated companies are accurately maintained and reconciled monthly;
• Supervises all payroll functions, including employee files, employee disputes and refers all contentious employee issues to the CEO for resolution;
• Reviews all payroll summaries to the General Ledger and the Xnytax System;
• Supervises all Cash Receipts, ensuring proper documentation and proper account coding;
• Prepares and completes bank deposits and reconciles band statements;
• Supervises Finance Clerk to ensure that the General Ledger for the Band and all related companies is accurate and maintained up to date;
• Prepares and/or approves and releases direct bank transactions prepared by the Director of Finance;
• Provides support to Department Managers in meeting their responsibilities as it relates to the managing the financial aspects of their programs;
• Ensures coordination of the financial activities of the Band and its affiliated companies to maintain proper accounting and cash flow management;
• Assists in the preparation of the year-end working papers including analysis of accounts for the annual audit;
• Assists the CEO in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets;
• Ensures direct payments and deposits for post secondary education, payroll remittances, pension plans and others are made to banks through electronic banking, when required;
• Other special accounting work as required from time to time and in the absence of the CEO;
• Assists the CEO in developing reports or programs, as required;
• Ensures a sufficient funds and balances are in each bank account of the Band and its affiliate companies to cover expenditures, from time to time.
• Prepares and makes bank transfers, in conjunction with the CEO, to ensure and maintain proper cash management;
• Trains, mentors staff on the accounting program;
• Ensures all staff are informed in a timely manner any corporate initiatives, issues and changes;
• Tracks and develops program and project management administration of ongoing and special projects;
• Answers inquiries, provides information and forms as required;
• Maintains the work area in a clean and professional manner;
• Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

All qualified and interested applicants should submit cover letter and a resume to by 4pm on February 19, 2021. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the interview process. Starting date could be as early as beginning of March but depends entirely on finding the right candidate.
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Type of opportunity: 
Job Posting
Job Sector: 
Public Administration