Finance Controller at BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres – Job opportunity

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is a leading Provincial organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Indigenous people through the support of its 25 member agencies. The BCAAFC acts as a unifying body for its member Friendship Centres supporting strategic initiatives, policy development and program administration for its Centres. The Association networks closely with all BC Friendship Centres as well as other Provincial and Territorial Associations and the National Association of Friendship Centres.

BC Friendship Centres have provided essential services for Aboriginal people living off reserve and in urban communities for over 50 years. Friendship Centres are holistic in their approach to providing services and supports to Aboriginal people and use a blend of programs and services related to health, child and family services, education, employment, youth and elders, and culture and ceremony.

The organizational culture of the BCAAFC Provincial office is rooted in a philosophy of respect, resilience, and community service. Your position as Finance Controller will support an entrepreneurial and social innovative approach to enhancing the capacity of the central agency and its member Centres. You are a seasoned and mature leader with at least 5 – 7 years of broad finance experience in making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. Your key competencies will include:

− A minimum of 3 to 5 years as a CPA or proven equivalent experience

− Demonstrated excellence in fund accounting, budgeting, forecasting, audit preparation and reporting

− Proven experience in developing financial policies and procedures from an Internal Control perspective

− Professional skills in financial analysis, planning and applying strategic vision to an operational model

− Professional leadership, communication, presentation, and organizational skills

− Hands-on accounting proficiencies in A/R, A/P and routine principles, practices and applications

− Ability to prepare for approval all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and the BCAAFC board of directors; prepare and communicate, quarterly and annual financial statements

− Ability to build key performance indicators, monitor and evaluate performance levels

− Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

− Advanced knowledge in MS Office, standard accounting platforms, cloud based tools and social media

− Creative and innovative problem solver grounded in professional ethics and integrity

− Demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for the organization’s mission

This position is available immediately and negotiable. The BCAAFC encourages applications from Indigenous candidates. If you are interested in this unique and meaningful opportunity, please apply with a Cover letter and CV and email to Ms. Leslie Varley, Executive Director at For more detailed position description please call Carl Mashon, General Manager at 250 893-2900.

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry

Thank you for your interest in the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and please visit our website for more information about our organization.