Director of Finance
The Director of Finance has the primary function to develop control measures for the accounting system and setting up the internal auditing procedures. The Director is responsible for the implementing and management of the financial reporting system having all band staff participate in the budget, workplan and financial policy development.
The Director is responsible for monitoring all accounting procedures, making sure the accuracy of the general ledger is in line, and giving focus to the accounts receivable, and payroll/accounts payable, making sure all payroll is handled and overseeing the financial accounting for specific departments. The Director will also assure all financials are ready for monthly staff presentations to Council and assist each staff member when making the monthly presentation.
The Finance Clerk provides financial filing and administrative support to the finance department and prepares payroll according to employee time sheets. This position is also responsible for minute taking at all Council and finance meetings.
The Government of Skownan First Nation (Chief and Council) is committed to move the community forward and feel that transparency and accountability is a given high priority which supports the overall goals and objectives of the community. Every year during the month of August, the financial audit will be posted online for members to be given an opportunity to see the financial position of the band. Financial Statements are also provided at the Annual General Meeting of Skownan band membership which is held in the community on an annual basis.
The 2012-2013 and the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Financial Audits can be found on the link at the top of this page.
We will set and review specific service objectives of individual programs, which include establishment of program service requirements and standards annually. The Management will organize and co-ordinate clear written operational and work plans for each fiscal year and future fiscal years subject to the approval of the Council. All Directors will develop written annual operational and work plans subject to the approval of Council. All Directors will prioritize activities subject to the approval by the appropriate authorities.
Budget planning will begin December 15th of each year for the upcoming year and must be finalized by or around January 15th of each year. Staff must present to each program committee first, than present to the Finance and Human Resources Committee prior to going to Council for approval. Council will take all budgets to the assembly no later than February 15th of each year for final ratification.
For more information contact:
Noella Catcheway, Director of Finance
Skownan First Nation
Phone: (204) 628-3373 Ext. 228