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Associate Director of Finance

Posted: May 3, 2021

The Role

Position Status: Full Time (40 hours/week), Permanent

The Organization

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta and has a triple mandate in education, training, and research. With a decentralized network of 11 METIS centres, a Corporate Head Office in Edmonton, and two mobile service units; RLI designs and delivers training and education services to more than 140,000 Alberta Métis.

The RLI Vision is: “A Skilled and Knowledgeable, Self-Reliant Métis Nation.”

The RLI Mission is: “To enhance the self-sufficiency and well-being of Alberta Métis through quality education, training, and research.”

The Opportunity

Rupertsland Institute is looking for an energetic and innovative Associate Director of Finance who will ensure optimal accuracy and efficiency of financial, payroll, purchasing, records management and reception functions of the organization. This management position will supervise a complement of four departmental employees. The Associate Director is responsible for GL account setup and report writing.

To Fit the Role

Responsibilities:

  • As directed by the Director of Finance and Corporate Services (DFC), draft the annual expenditure plan and ensure that proposed expenditures meet the terms and conditions of the Alberta Métis Education and Training Strategy (AMETS) and other funding agreements;
  • Support the reporting role of the Director of Finance and Corporate Services by:
    • Providing financial claims and report as required by the Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Director of Operations, RLI Board Governor members (BOG) and stakeholders as per established deadlines;
    • Advising the Director of any financial concerns that may expose the organization to financial risks or areas that funding may need to be reconsidered;
    • Formatting new financial statements as new funding agreements are introduced to RLI;
    • Supervising and directing, as required, Finance and Corporate Services staff and other clerical support staff.
  • Ensure that Finance and Corporate Services functions are completed in a professional and timely manner. This includes, but it is not limited to, the following tasks:
    • Ensure that T4s and T4As forms for all pertinent parties (clients, staff and BOG members) are submitted on time;
    • Collect and provide all appropriate information needed for the annual audit;
    • Ensure that CRA remittances, credit card payments and other expenditures are accurate and made at specified intervals;
    • Provide timely financial statements to the BOG, Senior Team Services and the Regional Team Services;
    • Draft for the Director quarterly variance reports that compare expenditures and projections to the annual budget;
    • Accurate entry into the system of payroll, vacation, personal time, overtime and benefits;
    • Maintain the RLI Human Resource Information System (HRIS).
  • Other duties as required.

Location

Rupertsland Institute Head Office (Remote work during COVID-19).

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related studies.
  • CMA, CGA, or CA designation is required.
  • 3-5 years of direct experience in accounting and administration.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in supervisory practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of SAGE or other computerized accounting systems and applications.
  • Understanding of IT networks and software is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and issues affecting Métis people.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective report writing skills.
  • Energetic with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgement and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong knowledge of applicable employment legislation.
  • Ability to read and interpret legislation.
  • Strong sense of ethics, and the ability to handle sensitive or confidential information with tact and discretion.

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) Offers:

  • A competitive salary
  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Employer matching pension plan
  • Generous flex days and vacation time
  • Culturally rich working environment
  • Continuous learning opportunities
  • And other perks!

Application Deadline

May 20, 2021

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to employment@rupertsland.org by May 20, 2021, quoting ‘AD-Finance’ in your email subject line.

Rupertsland Institute thanks all applicants for their interest. Only successful applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.