Internal/External Job Posting

Full-time, Permanent Position

Starting salary: $78,550 – $88,000 (under review)

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
  • 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.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Oversees payroll, procurement and payables activities
  • 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
  • Prepares internal quarterly financial reports
  • Ensures all statutory reporting requirements are met
  • Support the year end external audit by coordinating the preparation of working papers and provision of materials to external auditors

Education, Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • 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, budgets, 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 has built a province-wide governance structure which includes: an objectively verifiable, centralized registry of over 20,000 Métis citizens; approximately 31 Chartered Community Councils across the province which represent Métis citizens at the local level; a provincial governing body that is elected by ballot box every four years; an Annual General Assembly where regional and provincial Métis leaders are required to report back to Métis citizens yearly between elections; a charitable foundation which promotes and support Métis culture and heritage (Métis Nation of Ontario Cultural Commission); and an economic development arm (Métis Voyageur Development Fund).

In addition, the Métis Nation of Ontario has built an accountable, results-based provincial delivery structure to meet the socio-economic needs of its citizens and communities. Currently, the MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ service delivery access points across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 300 personnel across the province.

What we offer:

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary, comprehensive employer-paid health benefits, a pension plan, 15 days vacation to start, annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January, 15 paid public and employer holidays, early closures on long weekends, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).

The Métis Nation of Ontario is a diverse and inclusive employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Please email humanresources@metisnation.org if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please email recruitment@metisnation.org if you are having issues with your application with your resume and cover letter or have any questions about the role.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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