Work with a growing national team dedicated to reconciliation at the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB). We support First Nations in developing and implementing sound administrative governance and finance practices, that are fully optional and provided free to First Nations. The FMB was created under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (“FMA”) in 2006 and has been serving First Nations ever since.
FMB values it’s staff, and offers flexible work hours, generous extended benefits, vacations, matching RRSP contributions, and opportunities for professional development and career growth. If you want to make the most of your skills and expertise while growing your career, we want to work with you. A career at FMB is an opportunity to be part of a talented, diverse, and inclusive team doing transformative work on a national scale.
The First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) is a national First Nation institution created by the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). The FMB supports First Nations in their pursuit of social and economic well-being through the development of strong governance and financial managements systems.
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Standards and Certification (“SAC”), the Financial Analyst is accountable for performing a high-quality analysis of financial statements in accordance with the procedures, standards and guidelines approved by the Board of Directors. The Financial Analyst manages service delivery during all phases of the certification process.
- Establishes proactive, positive, and constructive working relationships with First Nation clients;
- Maintains a current record of each client’s certification progress using the FMB’s established client relationship records management system;
- Catalogue’s client documents using the FMB’s records management software;
- Responds to client inquiries related to Standards and Certification matters and processes;
- Provides assistance to the Senior Manager, Standards and Certification in the preparation of the necessary material in advance of meetings of the SAC Committee and Board of Directors;
- Collects necessary data and prepare regular reports using the FMB’s client relationship management system on the certification status of First Nation clients;
- Where required, provides input into business line strategic planning, and the continual improvements of the FMB's policies, procedures, and operations;
- Maintains engagement file documentation in an organized and structured manner, and in accordance with established document management and retention policy;
- Collaborates with members of other FMB service lines to support organizational initiatives;
- Other duties as required, which may include:
- Assisting with analysis of financial policies;
- Financial and statistical collection or other similar technical research;
- Participating on, or contributing to special projects as directed;
- Minimum Post-Secondary Education combined with a CAFM designation or ACAF certificate.
- 1-2 years of experience in a finance or accounting role, preferably in the public or not for profit sector;
- Advanced understanding of accounting principles;
- Working knowledge of Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards would be an asset;
- Experience with financial analysis and financial reporting;
- Advanced working knowledge of Excel;
- Strong analytical and report writing skills;
- Great organizational skills, knowledge of a document management system considered an asset;
- Proven success in a team environment;
- Experience working with First Nations in a finance or advisory role;
- Outgoing and energetic, with a strong commitment to helping clients succeed;
- Fluency in French or an Indigenous language is an asset;
- Ability to manage multiple projects and determine project urgency in a practical way; uses goals to guide actions; creates detailed action plans; organizes and schedules people and tasks effectively
Equivalent or relevant education and/or experience may be considered.
- This position can be based in West Vancouver, BC, Remote working from another location in British Columbia may be considered;
- May require occasional national travel.
What We Offer
- Salary and annual bonus eligibility;
- Flexible 37.5-hour work week
- Employer paid extended benefits;
- Matching group RRSP contributions;
- Health Spending Account
- Annual vacation allowance and generous paid stat & non-stat days;
- Work-life balance;
- Remote or hybrid work arrangements
- Professional development & career growth opportunities.
Application deadline: Until filled
FMB is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes and celebrates the diversity of all First Nations and people across Canada. We are an inclusive organization that treats all employees equally. As a First Nations Organization, applicants of Indigenous descent are highly encouraged to apply.