Deadline: March 29, 2024 Start Date: ASAP
Wage Range: Negotiable
Ref #: NCN 2024-03-15-002

Position Summary:

The CPA will play a critical role in developing and implementing the financial strategy of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. The CPA is responsible for the NCN’s financial plans and policies, accounting practices, the conduct of its relationships with lending institutions and the financial community, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports. This position involves supervision over general accounting, property accounting, internal auditing, and budgetary controls.


  • Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.
  • Oversee the maintenance of books of account (including but not limited to preparing checks, coding and posting invoices, preparing deposits, journal entries, reconciliations).
  • Provide leadership and support to the Finance Team to ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, including:
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable.
  • Monthly & Quarterly preparation of Finance Statements
  • Payroll Functions
  • Management of investments and cashflow requirements
  • Oversee internal system of handling funds.
  • Maintain year-end working papers and spreadsheets, and assist with preparation for any audits or independent reviews with CFO and Treasury Board
  • Monthly reconciliations.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.
  • Maintain accounts and good relations with banks.
  • Assist in maintaining policy and procedure documentation for complex financial and accounting issues.
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulatory changes and impacts on the organization’s books of account.
  • Maintain an accurate and complete trail of supporting documentation for all financial and bookkeeping activities.
  • Recommends training requirements to keep the staff at the highest level of skill necessary to meet company needs and objectives
  • Analyze cashflow, cost controls, and expenses to guide the Treasury Board.
  • Analyze financial statements to pinpoint areas of risk and/or potential weak areas.
  • Engage the Finance, Executive Team, and Treasury Board around issues, trends, and changes in the operating models and operational delivery.
  • Responsibility for providing effective financial controls for the organization; and
  • Performs other accounting responsibilities as necessary.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field required.
  • CPA designation preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in financial management.
  • Experience in accounting and computerized accounting programs.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Word, SAGE Acc-Pac and Excel.
  • Assertive, comfortable communicating with various types of individuals.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.
  • Ability to interpret and implement First Nations policies, procedures, and fiscal relationships with other levels of government.
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to:

Lorna Hart
Human Resources Director
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (204) 484-2604

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