RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Financial Manager (Controller)

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: October 31, 2021

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

Department of Common Services

Financial Manager (Controller)

About CMM

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (The CMM) is a Tribal Council representing eight Mi’kmaq communities of mainland Nova Scotia. Our mission is to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaq communities’ initiatives towards self-determination and enhancement of community. The CMM is located in the Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community in Nova Scotia and has over 120 Employees. The CMM’s Development Corporation is currently looking for an energetic, mature, and independent candidate to fill the role of a Financial Manager (Controller).

Position Overview

Under the direction of and reporting to the Senior Director of Common Services, the Financial Manager (Controller)is responsible to manage the overall operations and direction of the financial services team and for maintaining and improving the financial accountability framework of CMM and affiliated entities. The Financial Manager (Controller) is also tasked with the overseeing and monitoring of annual budgets, annual audit preparation, ensures that the terms and conditions of funding agreements, amendments and contracts are met, manages the employee benefits and contracts, and works with Senior Directors in the analysis of quarterly variance reports.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and assesses financial position of CMM and all departments, projects, and affiliates,
  • Prepare financial reports for funders, Board of Directors, Senior Management as outlined within the funding requirements and Financial Policy
  • Monitor and control accounts payables and receivables, as well as contracts and CMM investment portfolio
  • Perform The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq’s full cycle accounting functions, such as: managing general ledger and monthly statement adjustments, working with auditors for annual audit preparation, approve payments and deposits, preparing financial statements and forecasts, negotiation of funding agreements, keeping financial processes up to date, etc.
  • Responsible for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Financial Policies
  • Responsible for building and implementing new projects: reorganization and changing the General Ledger mapping; donation and charity processes
  • Work with financial institutions in getting the best interest rates, new banking accounts and products
  • Work with IT parties in getting and updating the ERP systems and provide assistance for all financial software
  • Train staff on Financial Policies and work with the management team to ensure policies are being followed
  • Assist communities with financial needs and as a technical advisor
  • Overseeing the Contract Agreements Financial Obligations and their implementation in the ERP system
  • Supervising, planning, and overseeing the operations and fiscal requirements including budgets Coordinate and oversee the work and priorities of the staff

Position Requirements:

  • Relevant professional designation is required (i.e., CPA), or candidate must be in the process of obtaining
  • A minimum of five-years of direct experience in working with public sector, not for profits, charities and with various funders and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Sage Accounting software)
  • Demonstrated ability in leadership and management skills with knowledge of human resources management, financial management, and project management.
  • Ability to manage multiple lines of business and meet requirements of many stakeholders.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in an environment requiring discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to think analytically and critically while problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Willingness to work outside of normal working hours when required.
  • Undergraduate degree in business, management, or a related field (an asset).
  • Experience working in or with First Nation communities (an asset).
  • Must have successfully completed Criminal record check
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, as travel within Nova Scotia will be required.

Salary/Employment Term: Salary range: $75,000 to $110,000 per year based upon qualifications and experience. This is a permanent full-time position subject to the policies and practice of the CMM. The CMM offers a substantial benefits package to all employees.

Application Deadline: Open until position is filled

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: Human Resources c/o The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq PO Box 1590, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5V3 Email: