Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
October 22, 2022
Starting Salary: $82,250 – $93,750, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $106,950 [2022 Rates]

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary

Further, permanent employees benefit from:

  • Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits,
  • Pension plan,
  • 10 days’ vacation to start,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The Controller, Finance Branch, oversees and supports the day-to-day activities of the Finance Accounting Function employees, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Payroll Officer(s)
  • Senior Accounts Payable Officers
  • Accounts Payable Officers
  • Financial Analyst
  • Supervisor, Accounting
  • Procurement Officer

The Controller plans, organizes, controls and reviews the processing and recording of all financial transactions of the Métis Nation of Ontario Secretariat, the Métis Nation of Ontario Cultural Commission and Métis Nation of Ontario Infinity Trust. The Controller also ensures that the work activities, key deliverables and special projects of the Branch are delivered on a timely basis and to the highest possible professional standard. This role requires both business and political acumen, the experience to manage people and change (processes, systems and policies) and the passion to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, multi-issue environment.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees administration of payroll, procurement and payables activities
  • Coordinate banking and cash-flow monitoring
  • Provides subject matter expertise to other Branches on financial policies, procedures, processes and best practices
  • Advises on complex accounting transactions according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Ensures new processes and technology are implemented / leveraged to support effective Branch operations
  • Reviews accounting system balances and reconciliations
  • Ensures all statutory reporting requirements are met
  • Processing of investments into GIC and MNO Investment Fund and ensuring documentation adheres to policies.
  • Manage the year end external audit by coordinating the preparation of working papers and provision of materials to external auditors


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Chartered Professional Accountant or equivalent
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience in a financial environment
  • 1-2 years’ previous experience as a Controller in a government department, private corporation or complex not for profit preferred
  • Experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems,  internal controls, business planning and asset management
  • Experience coaching, mentoring and developing employees, and building high performance teams
  • A clear and solid understanding of the issues faced by the Métis Nation of Ontario and Métis and Indigenous People in Ontario
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and model positive change, and hold self and others accountable for achieving it
  • Demonstrated ability to balance completion of own work with that of the team
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate a team to accomplish objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to solve conflicts and to manage challenging situations
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Strong focus on balancing an environment that values consultation and collaboration, with achieving results by delegating, setting expectations, and monitoring progress of direct reports
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • High degree of tact, diplomacy and discretion
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of self awareness
  • Strong communication skills in English, spoken and written

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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