Employment Opportunity – Finance/Personnel

Employment Opportunity – Finance/Personnel

(Internal/External Posting)

Summary of Function

Under the direction of the Band Manager as part of our team environment, Michipicoten First Nation is seeking a bondable individual to fill the role of Finance/Personnel. The Finance/Personnel position will primarily be responsible to manage the day-to-day financial and accounting matters of the organization.

This includes but is not limited to administration of payroll, including benefits administration, reconciliation of monthly bank accounts and corresponding journal entries, preparation of monthly financial statements and processing of accounts receivables and payables. This position will also be responsible for ensuring that reporting requirements are met to all Federal and provincial funding and regulatory agencies.

In addition, the incumbent will take the lead in on-boarding new employees, maintaining staff personnel files, time records and be responsible for the administration of Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) or incident reports. The Finance/Personnel person must have the ability to identify measures of performance and actions needed to improve or correct performance and ability to initiate and model positive change.

Job Duties (Include but are not limited to)

  •  Assist in the preparation of the operating budget;
  •  Code, total, batch, enter, verify, and reconcile transactions such as accounts payable and
  • receivable, purchase orders, and bank statements;
  •  Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, insurance, and other deductions;
  •  Maintain a high level of confidentiality in all interactions;
  •  Open and close books for auditors;
  •  Prepare financial reporting with accuracy;
  •  Perform basic bookkeeping functions;
  •  Process payroll in an accurate and timely manner;
  •  Provide general counsel, advice, and guidance on business and financial matters as required;
  •  Reconcile benefits statements;
  •  Record all business transactions, process accruals, and adjustments, reconcile accounts, and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting and financial statements;
  •  Verify account codes and signatures for proper assignment of budgetary expenditures;
  •  Provide advice to the Band Manager on the interpretation of personnel policies and procedures;
  •  Plan human resource requirements as directed by the Band Manager;
  •  Prepare job descriptions, advertise available positions and oversee staff hiring;
  •  Provide orientation for each new employee;
  •  Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations;
  •  Oversee the maintenance of human resource information and related records;
  •  All other duties as required.



  •  Degree or diploma in business, finance, accounting, or a related field. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered;
  •  Experience with fiscal management and human resource management techniques;
  •  High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment;
  •  Must possess strong time management and organizational skills, have the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines while being flexible to accommodate shifting priorities;
  •  Ability to communicate efficiently and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing;
  •  High level of integrity and work ethic;
  •  Must possess a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite;


Commensurate with education and/or experience. Comprehensive benefits package included.

Application Deadline

Friday, December 15, 2017, at 4:30 pm (Applications received after this date will not be considered)


Please forward your resume with a cover letter and three (3) employment related references to:

Michipicoten First Nation
Jessica Webb, Finance/Personnel
107 Hiawatha Drive
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0

Michipicoten First Nation strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Michipicoten First Nation will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.

This position is engaged primarily in serving the interests of Aboriginal people; therefore Michipicoten First Nation shall give preference to Aboriginal people who possess the requisite skill sets and experience; however, all interested parties are encouraged to apply.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work, a CPIC is required.