Employment Opportunity Details

Finance Assistant - Whitecap Dakota First Nation


Full Time Term Position Available

Great opportunity for a motivated finance professional to join our team. We are a modern and progressive First Nation near Saskatoon and if you’re hard-working and dedicated, we want to hear from you. Enjoy a competitive remuneration package and great benefits. Apply to join our team today!

Position Summary

In accordance with standards of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, the Finance Assistant will provide financial support and advice to ensure the efficient operations of the Health Centre. This role has a dual reporting relationship as it is accountable to the Chief Financial Officer and responsible to the Director, Health and Social Development. 


The Finance Assistant will:

  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of funding agency programs, policies and submissions process;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of funding strategies and provide guidance on funding programs and opportunities;
  • Assist with the preparation and timely submission of funding applications and reporting accountabilities;
  • Track and ensure compliance of agency funding agreements and guidelines,
  • Provide accurate and timely financial reports related to the Health Centre;
  • Assist the Director with operational budget preparation and provide financial analysis as needed;
  • Report on monthly financial performance and highlight areas of concern to the Director;
  • Analyze and proactively report on budgetary variances;
  • Contribute to the overall reporting of the organization’s financial position with a focus on the Health Centre;
  • Assist with the month/year end analysis required for audit and/or month end close purposes;
  • Supports implementation of new accounting solutions and ongoing enhancement of existing business practices and policies;
  • Assist auditors during audit processes;
  • Act as liaison between Health Centre and Finance department to ensure cooperation;
  • Create long term relationship with Health Centre management and ensure adequate communication; and
  • Track and manage contracts and service level agreements for non-insured benefits.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Post-secondary certificate or diploma in Accounting or Business Administration AND 2-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong understanding of financial management and general accounting procedures.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to develop and maintain sustainable relationships at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, in both written and verbal form.
  • Experience with computerized accounting and reporting system (SAGE 300) and strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to adapt to change, manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Must have a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary is based on qualifications and experience.
  • As an Employee of the First Nation, you are eligible for a 50% subsidy off regular rates at the Whitecap Early Learning Centre.

Application Process

Job posting closes Friday, August 7, 2020.
Submit cover letter and resume via email to:

You will receive an automatic reply acknowledging receipt of your application.

Fax: 306 374 5899

Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Human Resources
182 Chief Whitecap Trail
Whitecap SK S7K 2L2

WDFN encourages all applicants to come forward and submit an employment application. Priority will be given to qualified Whitecap employees. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites - open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites - open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities - open for application by the general public