Job Posting 78929

Director of Finance
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
West Vancouver
closed 12 days ago (Sun, 16 Jan)
full time  •  TBD

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) is a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC). BCACCS is currently seeking a strong leader with proven financial management skills and experience to lead its Finance Department as Director of Finance.

About the Position
The successful candidate will be a key member of our Core Team and provides direction, guidance and support to manage the Society’s budgets and ensure implementation of sound financial processes and controls. The ideal candidate is motivated, a strong team leader, community minded and demonstrates strong planning and implementation skills in support of service excellence.
You are an experienced senior level Director with knowledge and experience in financial management, including budgeting, forecasting, analysis, controls, and reporting. As a Director, you will supervise the Finance Department employees and work closely with the Core Team.

Position Summary
The Director of Finance works closely with the Executive Director and is responsible for the overall financial control of the Organization.
The Director of Finance establishes the accounting principles, practices, and procedures for the Organization, working closely with and supervising other staff members to implement these into daily practice. The Director ensures appropriate recording of all transactions across all departments, including expenditures, revenues, assets, and liabilities.
The Director provides leadership to and directly supports the preparation and interpretation of financial statements for the Organization and takes a lead role in developing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical and accounting information at individual and collective levels.
As a senior leader, the Director of Finance fosters and develops positive working relationships internally and externally while supervising staff and building their capacity.
BCACCS is seeking an individual who is attentive to detail, has proven planning, organizational and financial management skills to support successful performance. This financial role will appeal to a confident leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Responsibilities and Deliverables
Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with BCACCS policies, standards, practices and procedures, as directed by the Executive Director.

Financial Management and Analysis
-Provide leadership and work collaboratively with all Core Team members to manage the Organizations’ finances and financial performance.
-Develop and implement sound financial operations, systems and procedures aligned with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
-Oversee the management of all financial functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, trust accounts, revenue systems, taxes, and asset depreciation.
-Lead, participate and supervise the development of budgets and budget controls.
-Oversee and prepare financial statements and reports to inform sound decision-making.
-Ensure financial reporting and procedural compliance with all applicable federal and provincial regulations.
-Maintain, evaluate, and recommend improvements to the accounting systems to improve internal controls, efficiencies, and decision-making.
-Support advancement of community projects by providing financial management and advisory supportservices.
-Develop strategies, policies, and protocols in support of meeting departments’ mandate including sound documentation, record keeping and preparation of reports.
-Set up controls to comply with security, privacy, and confidentiality requirements.

Stakeholder Management and Relations
-Foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to leverage partnerships and support a productive working environment, including funding agencies, suppliers, and auditors.
-Proactively develop collaborative and respectful relationships with all internal and external stakeholders including community members, partners, governments, agencies, services, media, etc.
-Set up and use appropriate supervisory strategies to provide direction, guidance, instruction, and correction for staff.
-Participate in identifying skills and training needs for staff.
-Design and implement a coaching culture where positive and constructive feedback are used as a foundation to building skills and growing capacity.

Training, Education and Experience
-An Accounting (or equivalent) degree in a related field, with preference for a professional accounting designation such as Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Aboriginal Financial Management (CAFM) designation
-A minimum of 5-7 years of progressive leadership in financial management, including proven experience with and knowledge of computerized accounting systems, reports and payroll in First Nations organization band administration.
-Positive experience supervising and influencing direct and indirect reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-A demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others to build skills and capacity.
-A demonstrated record of successfully leading, influencing, and supporting organizational goals, projects, and mandates.
-Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral with added value of strong public communication abilities.
-Ability to present financial information and report effectively.
-Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
-Advanced computer skills including with the ability to trouble-shoot basic issues and support users.
-Genuine respect for Indigenous culture and protocols.

Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Full-time (35 hours per week). Occasional travel to attend meetings or training is required. Must reside in the lower mainland. Must be available to work during regular business hours of Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Successful applicants must provide proof of certifications, follow established BCACCS Code of Conduct, agree to a criminal record check, adhere to BCACCS COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy and Provincial Health Office COVID-19 Guidelines, and be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Application Specifics
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. There is also an extended health plan and pension plan available after a three-month probationary period.
Closing date: January 16, 2022
Start date: February 2022

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