JOB TITLE: Director of Finance

Located within the unceded territory of the syilx people, the Okanagan Indian Band is comprised of six reserves
located in the North Okanagan.
Come join the OKIB Team and enjoy all that the beautiful Okanagan Valley has to offer, including a great
climate, stunning scenery, world-class ski resorts, golf courses, wineries and beaches.
The OKIB offers a welcoming team environment and a rewarding job experience. You can expect a
supportive work environment and a total compensation package which includes:

  • 4 Weeks’ Vacation Pay
  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits
  • Employer Matched Pension Plan
  • Directors Days (1 paid day off per month)
  • 15 Statutory Holidays
  • Paid Winter Holiday Break
  • Cultural Leave
  • Retention Bonuses after years of service
  • 15 Paid Sick Days
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm)
Start Date: November 14, 2023
Deadline for applications: October 24, 2023
Email: [email protected]
Mail or drop off: 12420 Westside Road, Vernon, BC V1H 2A4
If you have accessibility needs, please contact Hollie Lachuk @ 250-542-4328 ext. 1011

The successful applicant will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check that includes the
vulnerable sector and three references


The Director of Finance is responsible for reporting on and ensuring the financial health of all assets of the
Okanagan Indian Band. This position is also responsible for developing and managing risk mitigation strategies
as they relate to financial administration. The director is responsible to monitor that OKIB departments and
services are administered in a cost effective manner, and that the best interests of the Okanagan Indian Band
are considered in all financial decisions.


The Director of Finance is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the OKIB financial statements, the
quality and timeliness of financial reports and the adoption of accounting practices in compliance with
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The director must work within the Financial Administration
Bylaw, OKIB policies and procedures and in compliance with all Federal Acts and Legislation and Provincial
Acts where applicable.


Reports to the Director of Administration.


Strategic Planning
▪ Assists and collaborates with the strategic planning of all departments
▪ Assists in the implementation of short and long term goals
▪ Assists, researches and prepares operational plans for the cost effective administration of the
▪ Implement and control with Directors a budgeting cycle
▪ Oversee the development and maintenance of relevant financial systems
▪ Financial management of all OKIB operations in order to ensure that finances are maintained in an
accurate and timely manner and comply with relevant legislation, bylaws, policies and procedures
▪ Assist Directors and Managers with developing annual forecasts and budgets
▪ Provide analysis and prepare final reports for review by the Director of Administration and
▪ Responsible for monitoring financial records, cash management and quality control
▪ Responsible for monitoring contractual agreements and contribution agreements
▪ Responsible for reporting to the Director of Administration and Leadership on financial or management
issues, policies, and the impact of issues from the Council’s perspective
▪ Responsible for the coordination of the annual Audit by ensuring all schedules are prepared, all
reconciliations are complete and documentation is available
▪ Review audited financial statements for accuracy and acceptability of format
▪ Prepare management response to Auditor’s recommendations in consultation with the Director of
Administration and Council and, take corrective action when required
▪ Conduct financial analysis and cash flow forecasting
▪ Establish and maintain internal financial controls
▪ Manage investment funds in accordance with established policies and procedures
▪ Develop and recommend accounting standards, policies and procedures for the OKIB
▪ Provides supervision and training of Finance staff

All persons employed by the Okanagan Indian Band may be required to assist the Band in
providing emergency services. Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular


▪ Provide accurate, useful and timely financial statements, financial management reports and analysis
to the Director of Administration and Chief and Council as required
▪ Review the General Ledger and financial records monthly
▪ Ensure that all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis
▪ Manages the cash flow of the organization
▪ Support the finance committee
▪ Attend the presentation of the annual audit at the Band meeting
▪ Supervise and support staff and delegate responsibilities
▪ Ensure that performance reviews are completed and recommendations are implemented
▪ Mediate and provide conflict resolution on personnel issues in relation to employees
▪ Ensure the contribution agreement obligations are met
▪ Attend required meetings, i.e. Directors, interagency
▪ Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the OKIB policies and procedures
▪ Performs other duties as required


▪ Professional designation- CPA
▪ Valid BC Driver’s licence, Class 5 and reliable vehicle
▪ An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
▪ Minimum five years as senior level accountant
▪ First Nation government program administration, management, delivery, communication
▪ Contract management
▪ Strategic Planning


Assistant Controller, Finance Services Supervisor, Finance Clerk AP, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant,
Membership Clerk, Grant Writer Coordinator and Information Technology Manager


$45.00 – $65.00/Hourly dependent on education and experience

Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal Applicants as per section 41 of the Human Rights Code.