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Finance Supervisor

Finance Supervisor

Website Kina Gbezhgomi Child & Family Services


  • Perform regular Finance Team Meetings, providing input on issues and concerns.
    Creating and maintaining a strong sense of Team Identity.
  • Represent the Finance Team on agency and non-agency committees, delegating suitable staff members as representatives, when appropriate.
  • In keeping with the Agency’s statement of Vision, Mission and Values is responsible for demonstrating awareness and compliance with the Health and Safety Act and its regulations in performing duties in a safe manner and follows health and safety and all other agency policies, procedures, and legislation.
  • Supervisors ensure that health and safety of the Finance Department and attends the Health and Safety meeting.
  • In accordance with the Agency’s staff evaluation process, ensuring written annual performance appraisals for all assigned staff are completed as required.
  • Identifying training and development needs of staff and consulting with and making recommendations to Human Resources as appropriate.
  • Participates in the defined Agency supervisory and evaluative process.
  • Participate in professional development to achieve increased competence and skill in areas critical to performance by attending appropriate training opportunities and keeping current with the theory and practice in one’s area of employment.
  • Reviews and advises on the status of the agency’s centralized financial filing system comprised of a paper/paperless copy of all applicable office and financial records and information on an annual basis, comprehensive vendor files/accounts, statements, invoices, correspondence, reports, policy manuals, statistical files, and records, for auditing purposes.
  • Assist financial records keeping.
  • Balance bank reconciliations as required.
  • Provide information as required to new agency employees in relation to deductions and benefits that apply.
  • Oversee training to clerks for the annual HST/GST rebate for the agency.
  • Ensure the training is provided to the finance clerks on how to input into the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll systems, develops revises, and edits the procedure manual.
  • Will update the budget and general ledger monthly to maintain proper financial controls.
  • Provide training as required to management and/or staff on purchasing process.
  • Provide training as required to management and/or staff on budgeting, financial reporting, and cost center reports.
  • Provide ongoing and as needed training to staff fire captains on emergency evacuation procedures and act as a liaison with fire or police department and staff on successfully executing office evacuation safety.
  • Is responsible for completing WSIB Form 6 & 7 together with HR Legal.
  • Able to coach a staff member to a higher level of performance.
  • Provide leadership to ensure the development and successful functioning of the team.
  • Demonstrated appreciation of the whole team process.
  • Asks powerful questions.
  • Has great listening skills.
  • Using silence effectively.
  • Provides feedback.
  • Works with stories.
  • Framing and reframing.


  • The employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
  • Knowledge and ability to effectively apply “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles” (GAAP) of financial management in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and/or First Nation Financial Management.
  • Awareness of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Employment Standards Act.
  • Working knowledge of CICA standards for “Not for Profit Accounting”.
  • Working knowledge of the Ministry of Community and Family and Children’s Services.
  • Awareness of Child Welfare sector is preferred.
  • Functional familiarity with general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll procedures and practices.
  • Thorough and/or working knowledge of the agency’s Foster Care Program’s financial policies as they pertain to accounts payable, receivable, and accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of office administration and basic bookkeeping procedures.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable, accounts receivable and maintaining general ledgers.
  • Knowledge of payroll, pension & benefits functions, and procedure’s ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial and payroll information.
  • Working knowledge of related financial systems software (e.g. AccPac, Penlieu – Finance Module, Easy Pay for Windows, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Replicon, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and Power Business Intelligence.
  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office software including Excel (spreadsheets, pivot tables), Power Point (graphics), and Word.
  • Ability to work productively with limited supervision and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Reporting requirements, i.e. budgets, quarterly report forms, statistical reports, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of government financial reporting and tax requirements.
  • Highly proficient in the use of computerized financial/accounting systems, previous experience preferred.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of the agency business and client information, confidentiality must be always maintained.
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning financial and employee files.
  • Ensuring accuracy, confidentiality, and safekeeping of agency records.
  • Proven leadership and planning abilities.
  • Ability to work well with other employees from a wide range of department areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal, team building, bookkeeping, analytical, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective verbal and listening, communications, organizational, and computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs, and email at a highly proficient level.
  • Superior financial calculation understanding, knowledge and skills.
  • Participating constructively in the supervision process.
  • Acting in accordance with relevant legislation and Agency Policies and Standards and Procedures.
  • Must be willing to authorize a “Criminal Record Search” and sign a “Declaration Oath of Confidentiality.”
  • Must be willing to carry and agency cell phone, IT equipment, drive agency vehicle as needed.
  • Must be willing to work remotely.
  • Can sit/stand for extended period in front of computer.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, have access to a vehicle, provide proof of insurance, provide drivers abstract and be willing to travel.
  • Work a standard work week of 35 hours per week, however, the ability to work flexible hours may be required. The position may require working some overtime hours to attend meetings during specific periods of the Finance Department Peak Cycle Periods such as the Annual Audit, Budget Preparations, and Quarterly Reporting.
  • The employee may be exposed to potentially hazardous environments this may include driving conditions and volatile situations.
  • Understanding role and responsibility in maintaining a safe workplace and preventing workplace injuries.
    While performing the duties of this job, the “Position” will typically be in an office setting, the delivery of activities likely will be off site.
  • Knowledge of the Kina Gbezhgomi Programs & Services and Personnel Policies and Procedures.
  • Proposing changes within Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services that would improve the quality of service to Anishinabek children, families, and communities.
  • Developing and maintaining respectful cooperative working relationships that will contribute to the integrated, seamless delivery of services to Anishinabek children, families, and communities.
  • Reflecting and interpreting the Agency Vision, Mission and Core Values in his/her own work with enthusiasm and commitment.



  • Master of Business or Certified General Accountant (CGA Designation), University Degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in financial/administrative management.
  • Must have at least ten (10) years of recent and successful employment experience in an Indigenous work environment with exposure to financial processes and procedures.
  • Experience with non -profit service sector agency and/or Board Governance.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience.
  • A minimum of three (3) years in a supervisor role, preferably in a non-profit organization.
  • Previous accounting experience for all aspects of an organization.
  • Management experience of AP, AR, Payroll, Benefits, Bank Reconciliation and Audit.


  • Must possess knowledge, respect, and sensitivity of the Anishinaabe culture and be committed to helping First Nation families strengthen and achieve a healthy level of well-being.
  • The ability to speak the Anishinaabe Language is an asset.
  • Contribute to the culture of the agency through sharing and building knowledge and understanding, respect and sensitivity of the Anishinabek culture, traditions, and the Seven Grandfather Teachings.
  • Understanding and awareness of a First Nations employment environment, including knowledge of KGCFS member First Nation communities as well as the local customs and traditions.
  • The traditional practices of the Anishinabek will expose staff to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage, or cedar that will occur within the workplace or work setting.
Salary Rate: $70000.00 annually
Hours Per Week: 35
Start date: 2021-08-10
Phone Number: (705) 370-2100
Contact Name: Human Resources

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