Financial Manager | Native Counselling Services of Alberta

created: Mar 28, 2022

Location: Edmonton
Closing Date: March 30, 2022

Native Counselling Services of Alberta’s mission is to promote the resilience of the lndigenous individual and family, through programs and services that are grounded in reclaiming our interconnectedness, reconciliation of relationships and self-determination.

Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) is a diverse non-profit Indigenous Social Justice agency. The agency is seeking to employ an individual who wishes to work with an Indigenous on-profit agency and carry out full duties of the Financial Manager.
Currently, the agency is looking for the right individual to fill a full-time position as our Financial Manager.

General Summary

• Manages financial transactions involving general funds, grants, contracts and/or gift accounts.
• Performs comprehensive analysis and projections, relating to the business of NCSA.
• Oversees the development and monitoring of budgets for grants, contracts and/or general funds.
• Assists in grant financial planning and cost analysis. Analyzes financial data to ensure efficient use of resources. Ensures compliance with NCSA regulations and restrictions.

Essential Job Functions:

• Analyzes complex financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and financial Projections.
• Oversees the development of unrestricted and restricted funds budgets, research grants and
contracts, revenues, and/or gift accounts. Analyzes budget patterns and projects expenditures.
• Oversees the preparation of working papers and approved budgets; ensures that expenditures
for budgets, and grants and contracts are monitored and adhered to and that reports are
prepared to maintain balanced accounts.
• Develops management, narrative, and statistical reports for funders and donors
• Develops and oversees the maintenance of budget monitoring systems.
• Develops complex financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis.
• Monitors, identifies, and communicates over expenditures to Directors and administrative staff,
will help to resolve funding shortfalls.
• Oversees the receipt of payments from funders. Will participate in the development of payment
schedules, for programs and employees.
• Responsible for employee/employer benefits and negotiating all benefit agreements in cooperation with the agency Directors and with the Approval of CEO.
• Oversees budget accounts once contracts have been granted or contract(s) signed. Provides
oversight for the expenditure of funds, ensuring that funds are expended according to sponsoring
organization’s stipulations and contract obligations
• Confers with appropriate internal and external administrative offices to ensure that required
budget procedures are followed. Provides instruction and answers questions relating to budget
procedures and serves as liaison between the programs Directors and funders. Identifies issues,
provides alternative solutions, and resolves problems.
• Monitors and approves expenditures throughout the budgetary period, in accordance with
agency policies, and incorporation with the program directors.
• Prepares and processes payroll documents needed to implement payroll/personnel transactions.
Applies knowledge of procedures to review and record personnel activities of individuals
compensated through funded projects.
• Maintains individual attendance records and payroll processing.
• Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical
packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.

Scope of Responsibility:

Knows the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies, and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the agency. Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both, people, and functions within the department and throughout the agency.

Decision Making:

On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgement and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.


Plans and directs the activities of the accounting department and IT Department. Includes the regular and continuous management of the function. Requires the formulation and implementation of staff and management development plans and ensuring that proper controls are in place and followed.


The financial manager will report to the CEO of Native Counselling Services of Alberta and will provide written/oral reports as required, including regular Financial Statements and remittance reports. Will prepare all financial records for Auditing purposes, and liaise with assigned auditors including Audit Planning, scheduling, and reporting.


Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related field or equivalent experience of education.


• Five years progressively responsible related financial experience required.
• Additional education may be substituted for some experience.
• Advanced knowledge in the use of financial software applications, databases, spreadsheets,
and/or word processing required.

Physical Requirements:

• Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
• Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
• Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or
arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
• Communication skills using the spoken word
• Ability to see within normal parameters
• Ability to hear within normal range
• Ability to move about

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Starting salary:

To be negotiated.

Download the poster HERE
Please forward your resume and cover letter to:

Marg Milicevic, Manager, Human Resources

Thank you for your interest in joining the NCSA team. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the hiring process, please contact our Human Resource team.