|Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations|
POSITION: BOOK KEEPER
Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations is looking for an experienced Bookkeeper to assist in managing our day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as good customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multi-tasker, is reliable and is committed to consistently meeting deadlines.
The Bookkeeper is responsible for the accounting system for the organization ensuring Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and financial practices are followed in day-to-day functions; preparing cash flows, budget forecasts, reconciliations, financial reporting to funding sources, and financial analysis reports for the Executive Director and coordinating and managing the financial auditing process.
CLASSIFICATION: Permanent Part-time
QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFILE
Education, Knowledge & Experience
- Five (5) years’ experience responsible for working in a finance department / and or bookkeeping
- Demonstrated ability to run and operate an electronic financial database software such as Sage 50
- Knowledge of financial regulations required in a public sector organization
- Enter invoices and manage accounts payable and accounts receivable
- Reconcile banks and other accounts, post month end entries.
- Experience working with Aboriginal people, organizations and communities
- Monitor and ensure reconciliations, payments, remittances and other reports are submitted as required
Vision & Cultural Sensitivity
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding of WBAFN’s member First Nations & operational structure.
- Must provide effective, efficient and culturally sensitive services and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of traditions and the Seven Grandfather Teachings
Technical Knowledge and Other Requirements
- Computer software knowledge (Microsoft Office suite) required
- Current valid Ontario Driver’s License, access to reliable vehicle, ability to travel throughout region on occasion
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Must be bondable; provide a Criminal/Police Records and Vulnerable Persons Check
- Excellent communication and time management skills
- Ability to work independently and as member of a team
- Organized, able to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
- Ability to effectively facilitate and present reports
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Ability to learn quickly, problem solve and exercise good judgment
- Must demonstrate high level professional ethics including maintenance of confidentiality
Remuneration: Will be based on education and work experience
LOCATION: 368 Pickerel River Road, Pickerel ON, P0G 1J0
POSTING DATE: November 19th, 2021
CLOSING DATE: December 3rd, 2021 12:00 pm est
Please submit your resume with a cover letter and three employment references by email to:
Theresa Teddy, Executive Director
Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations
368 Pickerel River Road
Pickerel, ON, P0G 1J0
Telephone: (705) 918-2710
Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations member First Nations’ applicants.
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Magnetawan Chief and Council are requesting that the First Nation not observe Canada Day this year while the Indigenous communities across Canada mourn the thousands of children who died at residential schools.
Magnetawan First Nation operations will be closed July 2 to allow our people to take the time as a day of mourning and all are requesting everyone to wear orange attire as will be done across Canada.
We are all saddened by the reminder of the dark period in our history, brought back to the forefront by the disheartening news from the Kamloops and Marieval residential schools.
An estimated 751 unmarked graves were found recently in a cemetery near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.
In May, the remains of 215 children were found buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.
The physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, neglect and mistreatment that took place at residential schools was meant to assimilate our children into non-Indigenous society and/or eliminate us as a people. Although it was not completely successful it has scarred our families and our communities and has placed shame in Canada for life.
The presence of unmarked graves has been known to us through oral history and is not a discovery; but is an exposure of the outcome and cover up of the horrendous atrocities inflicted on our defenceless vulnerable children.
Murray Sinclair, former commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, estimated more than 6,000 children may have died due to abuse and neglect in the schools.
The government-sponsored religious schools operated in Canada under the former “Indian policy” of the Canadian government and churches for more than a century before the last was closed in the late 1990s.
Canada is held accountable for a “legislated system of horror” that included crimes against humanity, genocide, and ethnic cleansing, including a crime “MURDER”. The church must also be held accountable and those members accountable must be prosecuted for their crimes.
Will Justice be served for the Indigenous children and their families?
The Chiefs of Ontario supports all First Nations in Ontario as they assert their sovereignty, jurisdiction and their chosen expression of nationhood.
First Nations in Ontario are united towards self-sufficiency and vibrancy while never forgetting who we are; this unity is facilitated through the Chiefs of Ontario. We envision a future where our inherent laws, lands, and traditions are recognized and respected by governments, industry, and the general public.
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Premier Doug Ford, joined by Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, and Indigenous leaders make an announcement regarding Indian Residential School burial sites. Listen to their commitment here