Internal/External Posting
August 10, 2021
Starting Salary:

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 contract employees a collaborative work environment with competitive salary, comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 4% paid in lieu for vacation, annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January, 16 paid public and employer holidays, early closures on long weekends, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).

The Role

The Finance Coordinator Intern supports the Community Councils of the Metis Nation of Ontario in the development of fiscal management capacity.

Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Intern will learn about the history, structure, financial policies and future direction of the Metis Nation of Ontario.

As the members of Community Councils are volunteers, meetings and workshops are frequently conducted outside regular work hours and the Intern will be expected to attend.  Meetings and workshops should be conducted online whenever possible and the Intern will not be expected to travel extensively. The Intern will be considered a remote worker and will not be assigned physical office space.

The Intern will also receive training in other Finance Branch roles for career development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing a relationship with an assigned group of community councils in close co-operation with Community Relations staff.
  • Offer community councils training in the areas of fiscal management. This training will include the presentation of training materials developed by the Finance Branch.
  • Respond to questions and concerns by conducting the relevant research, obtaining guidance from senior Finance staff and consulting with other MNO staff.
  • Offer support to councils seeking funding for special projects.
  • Ensure appropriate policies procedures, and processes with respect to financial transactions are followed and strictly abide by the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) during execution of any related activities.
  • Assist, support, counsel and advise the Director of Finance with respect to financial matters, systems and processes.
  • Provide regular reports on all MNO financial activities as required and directed by the CFO.
  • Coordinate and assist external auditors during their audit fieldwork.
  • Liaise with bookkeeping firm and community councils to provide assistance as required.
  • Maintain the filing and record keeping systems of the Finance Branch as required, and support the Finance Branch’s administration of operations.
  • Other duties as may reasonably be assigned.


  • Minimum of a degree or certificate in post-secondary education in the fields of accounting, commerce, economics or business administration.
  • In-depth understanding of Canadian accounting principles (preferably for non-profit organizations).
  • Strong computer skills, preferred experience in accounting and payroll software (Excel, Great Plains, Ceridian, etc.).
  • Skills and solid experience with financial systems, financial reporting, financial and business planning, budget preparation and adherence to statutory, regulatory and other policy standards and requirements.
  • Ability to accurately analyze, interpret, summarize, and present financial information.
  • Ability to work in a demanding self-supervisory, multi-task environment within clear timelines.

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; 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.

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