Job Title:

Finance Controller


Legacy Bowes Group


Winnipeg, MB

Job Reference:


Our client, Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services (AAFS), is seeking a Finance Controller. The Finance Controller will assist in the planning, controlling, reporting and measuring the information and assets of Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services.

The Finance Controller produces and analyzes financial information critical to business interests as well as creates and presents reports to management regarding accounting data to enable knowledge-based decision making and forecasts.

Duties & Responsibilities

A sampling of the Finance Controller’s responsibilities is listed below:

  • Provides relevant, competent financial services to all program areas of the agency;
  • Ensures financial services are delivered with excellence and conform to provincial legislation, regulations, standards, and Funding Framework, and the Agency philosophy, policies, procedures, guidelines, and auditing standards;
  • Prepares monthly/quarterly Financial Statements
  • Responsible for providing effective financial controls for the organization
  • Ensures all financial reporting obligations are met in relation to submissions for funding, for grant aid, for contracts and any other initiatives and all finance team functions;
  • Assists the Director of Finance, Admin & HR in the preparation of the annual service plan and budgets for the Board;
  • Provides advice and guidance on all accounting matters including financial systems, record keeping, analysis, and reporting;
  • Conducts regular strategic analysis to identify required adjustments in approved budgets;
  • Manages and prepares the accounting operations including the maintenance and review of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and monthly financial reports.


  • Designated CPA or an equivalent post graduate degree and 5 years’ experience gained through related work experience;
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting rules, practices, tax laws, and reporting requirements;
  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, problem solving, organizational, time management and prioritizing skills are essential;
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts;
  • Experience managing audits performed by external audit firms;
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, analysis techniques;
  • General understanding of computerized accounting systems; Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of MS Office;
  • Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects;
  • Proven ability to work productively with little or no supervision, and under stress of deadlines;
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work. Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills;
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of Customary Care and the philosophy of service delivery, First Nation communities, family structure, and local customs and traditions;
  • Ability to take direction and work within the agency philosophy, policies, procedures, and guidelines;
  • Ability to establish and maintain purposeful relationships with staff, management, and other community agencies and service providers;
  • Strong commitment to help Anishinaabe children and their families by providing services in ways that respect Anishinaabe cultural and spiritual practices;
  • Always committed to ensure highest level of confidentiality with a thorough understanding that all agency matters related to services, clients, staff, and all other agency business must be kept confidential;
  • Must be aware of the cultural environment in which AAFS Family Services operates;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver’s Licence and be willing to travel;
  • Must provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver’s Abstract;
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.


If you would like more information about this position or Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services, please contact Teri Berry, Senior Consultant at (204) 934-8822.

If you believe you can make a strong contribution to this organization as a Finance Controller, please submit your resume in confidence to quoting #203143.

Quote Job Reference: 203143

Posted 2020-05-08

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