Job Title:

Director of Finance & Administration


Island Lake First Nations Family Services


Winnipeg, MB

Job Reference:


Closing Date:

December 31, 2019


Established in 1997, Island Lake First Nations Family Services of Northern Manitoba provides a continuum of culturally appropriate child and family services to the communities of Garden Hill, St. Theresa Point, Wassagamach, Red Sucker Lake and Winnipeg. 

The Director of Finance and Administration is part of the Senior Management Team of the Agency and answers directly to the Executive Director. This position ensures the effective, efficient and accurate processing of all financial and administrative functions. 



  • Works closely with the Executive Director and Senior Managers to develop the Strategic Service Plan and Annual Operating Budgets for the Agency.
  • Oversees the generation of monthly financials statements and budget to actual variance analysis reports to be presented to the Board of Directors and Senior Management
  • Ensures all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Collaborates with Agency Banking Institution and ensures financial control over the Agency’s Assets
  • Liaises with Agency Auditors and Coordinates annual Audit
  • Works closely with Agency Funders and other Stakeholders to ensure expenditures are within Funding Agreement guidelines.
  • Supports, coaches and mentors all finance staff
  • Prepares annual performance reviews for all finance staff and recommends salary levels
  • Develops and Updates the Financial and Administrations Policy and Procedures Manual
  • Evaluates and recommends updates and changes to the Agency Accounting and other non-financial systems


  • Collaborates with Agency Insurance Provides and coordinates the annual insurance renewal
  • Oversees the up-keep and maintenance off all agency vehicles and buildings
  • Negotiates with the Agencies Group Benefits and Pension Service Providers


  • Professional Accounting Designation in Good Standing – Certified Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce with a major in Accounting and Finance
  • Demonstrated Ability to Prepare Finance Reports, Audits and Financial Analysis
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Proficient in computer software


  • Transparent high integrity leader
  • Knowledge of First Nation culture, traditions and fluent in Oji-Cree language would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Manitoba’s Child and Family Services System would be an asset
  • Strong management skills with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop teams
  • The ability to set and achieve strategic objectives

If you would like more information about this opportunity or about Island Lake First Nations Family Services, please contact Teri Berry, Senior Consultant, Legacy Bowes Group at (204) 934-8822.


If you believe you can make a strong contribution to this organization as Director of Finance & Administration, please submit your resume in confidence to quoting position #193183.

Quote Job Reference: 193183

Posted 2019-11-12

Return to | Add a Job | Return to Category: Financial