Finance Manager #23-01-10

January 23, 2023

STC Employment Opportunities Posting

Saskatoon Tribal Council


Finance Manager – 1 Full Time

The Organization

Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for an improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon.

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The Position

The Finance Manager is a member of a team in the Finance Department that is responsible for all activities related to the full accounting cycle for multiple not-for-profit corporations at Saskatoon Tribal Council.  The chosen candidate will have supervisory experience and a minimum of 5 years of experience in full-cycle accounting in addition to having a degree with a major in accounting and a CPA designation or equivalency. 


Assumes operational responsibility for all matters related to Finance including:

  • The implementation and maintenance of a Chart of Accounts;
  • Work with Program Directors for the development of detailed and substantiated budget proposals for the maintenance of existing service levels as well as new program initiatives;
  • The reconciliation of the general ledger and subsidiary accounts on a regular basis;
  • Supervises Accounts Payable to ensure timely and accurate payment of invoices and reconciliation of supplier accounts;
  • Supervises Accounts Receivable for the preparation of invoices and reconciliation of revenues;
  • The evaluation of compliance of financial reporting with funding agency requirements;
  • The preparation of grant allocation, adjustments, holdbacks reports, and tracking within the system;
  • The preparation of routine reports that include financial statements, cash flow analyses, financial projections, external financial information reports, and budget statements;
  • Processing staff timesheet and payroll with ADP Workforce Now;
  • Monitoring of benefits plans for staff including the group insurance and registered pension plans in conjunction with the Saskatoon Tribal Council plan package; and
  • Other duties related to the financial operation of the corporation as required.

Identifies and evaluates possible courses of action through the use of quantitative and qualitative methods in order to provide business advice for decision making including:

  • The preparation of financial evaluations and/or analyses as required;
  • The supporting services to member First Nations communities’ financial inquiries;
  • The evaluation and explanation of financial/accounting policies of the applicable funding agencies; and
  • The interpretation and review of variance reports and submission of recommendations for management and Board review as applicable.

Participates in the corporation’s decision-making processes including:

  • The preparation of information packages to help secure outside financing for the corporations;
  • Networking with other federal, provincial, municipal, and Indigenous corporations to maximize opportunities;
  • Making recommendations regarding software needs; and
  • Making recommendations on budget, policy, and procedures with regard to administrative matters.

Develops strong teams to carry out the functions of the Finance Department by:

  • Recruiting, selecting, training, and developing new members as required;
  • Providing coaching, mentoring, and developing existing professions with the project;
  • Communicating performance and client expectations and standards and ensuring applicable policies, procedures, and best practices are adhered to;
  • Delegating and monitoring the work of team members;
  • Establishing performance goals;
  • Evaluating employee performance to ensure goals are met and providing timely feedback, assessment of work performance and discipline if required; creating and following up with employees’ work and developmental plans;
  • Ensuring succession plans for self and employees to deliver on project strategies and objectives;
  • Lead the development and implementation of processes and best practices within the scope of the project.


  • Financial reporting monthly, annually, and as required for the benefit of various stakeholders including, but not limited to Board, Program Directors, CFO, and Funders;
  • Work with Program Directors to develop annual budgets;
  • Monitor, appraise and forecast the organization’s financial position and performance and alert the CFO to potential and actual budget variances and/or discrepancies in a timely manner;
  • Understand and execute budgets and functions to support requirements of Agreements;
  • Collaborate with other departments for continuous process optimization;
  • Lead and complete audit preparation work for annual audits including financial statements, schedules, and working papers;
  • Lead and participate in projects as required.

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting Major (or equivalency);
  • CPA Designation (completed or nearly completed);
  • 5+ years’ experience producing full-cycle accounting in a large complex organization;
  • Experience with SAGE 300 ERP and ADP Workforce Now would be ideal;
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO);
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements at the Provincial/Federal levels regarding Employers, Payroll, and Benefits Administration;
  • Proven ability to develop and implement changes in processes, policies, and/or procedures for improvement;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Analytical, decision-making, and the ability to recognize challenges, identify causes and provide solutions;
  • Integrity: Keep sensitive information confidential and adheres to STC’s policies;
  • Initiative: Seeks opportunities for further development;
  • Familiarity with First Nations culture, history is considered an asset.

Other Conditions

  • Must provide a current, original, Canadian Criminal Record Check (CCRC) search as a condition of employment.

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Application Process

Job posting closes at 4:30 p.m. on February 17, 2023. To apply, please submit your resumecover letter along with three (3) references.

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Saskatoon Tribal Council 
Suite 200-335 Packham Avenue
Saskatoon SK   S7N 4S1

No telephone calls, please. Saskatoon Tribal Council appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites – open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites – open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities – open for application by the general public

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