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Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is a unique Indigenous Institute, recognized by community, government, and institutions of higher learning, as a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Knowledge. SNP offers postsecondary, secondary, trades education and training. SNP has formal partnerships with nine publicly funded Ontario Universities and Colleges and collaborates with six Ontario-based Indigenous owned and controlled post-secondary Institutes.

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Function & Overview

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Financial Accountant is responsible for providing financial services ensuring effective, efficient, and accurate data in accordance with GAAP and NPO Accounting Standards. The Financial Accountant conducts financial detail audits in all areas of accounting in compliance with established governance and operating policies and procedures for monthly, quarterly, and annual activities of Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP). The Financial Accountant is required to perform all duties consistent with the governance values and operating policies of Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) while fostering positive relations with staff, students, stakeholders, and the community; contributing to a culturally supportive teaching, learning and work environment consistent with Hodinǫshǫ:nih/Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind).


The duties of the Financial Accountant include, without limitation:

Financial Detail Audit

  • Monitoring General Ledger (GL) accounts for unusual entries, including review of all transactions to ensure proper coding and making necessary adjustments to account and/or department coding;
  • Reconciling Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), and Payroll subledgers to the GL account; and ensuring transaction amounts for each subledger match what has be entered into the GL account;
  • Providing assistance with preparing deposits, processing invoices, and managing overdue accounts;
  • Assisting with preparation of student T2202 (tuition receipts, annually);
  • Assisting with preparation of T4A’s (bursaries/awards, annually);
  • Providing assistance and support to Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable, including analysis of specific expenditures and confirmation that employee compensations are allocated in the correct budget;

Financial Management

  • Performing monthly balance sheet account analysis and reconciling any significant inconsistencies or differences in AR, AP, and Payroll;
  • Supporting month-end and year-end close procedures, including the year-end financial audit and audit working papers;
  • Assisting with the preparation of reporting requirements to relevant government agencies and funders;
  • Assisting the Director of Finance with forecasting for annual SNP program budgets;
  • Engaging with department Directors and Managers on departmental budget related matters, including the budgeting process, monthly financial reporting, and general inquiries regarding budget line items;
  • Reviewing and recording general journal entries required to reflect monthly activity, including reallocation of expenses from one account to another, reoccurring monthly entries, etc.;

General Administration

  • Developing an annual work plan and schedule of duties/reporting requirements;
  • Providing administrative support to the Finance Department such as photocopying, updating the filing system etc.;
  • Performing general review of SNP assets and inventory;
  • Acting as a back up and/or general support to the Payroll & Accounts Payable Administrator and the Financial Controller, as required;
  • Participating in the development of and provision of organizational strategic financial plans;
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of Finance policies and procedures;
  • Responding to staff and Board inquiries regarding program budget expenses and revenues, payroll and T4 slips, accounts receivable and accounts payable invoices, etc.; and
  • Other related duties, as required.


Education & Experience

  • Post-secondary education in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field of study;
  • CPA designation is considered an asset;
  • Minimum 5 years’ accounting and finance experience in a similar role, including Payroll administration;
  • Direct experience participating in audit activities, performing budget development and analysis, administering accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll;
  • Direct experience utilizing financial accounting and payroll system software, including Sage AccPac accounting software; and
  • Experience utilizing Ellucian financial accounting software is considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles- GAAP) and Non-Profit accounting Standards;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Grant and Fund management as it relates to Non-Profit organizations;
  • Demonstrated understanding of employment standards, payroll regulations & best practices, and pension & benefits administration;
  • A general and current knowledge of Hodinǫshǫ:nih history, culture, values, contemporary issues, community priorities, and stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication skills with an emphasis on written expression (i.e., faultless spelling and grammar, and professional style);
  • Sound interpersonal skills including communication, organization, negotiation, problem-solving, confidentiality, and professional judgement;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage schedules, portfolios, and timelines, to meet demanding deadlines;
  • Capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, demonstrating Hodinǫshǫ:nih/Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind); and
  • Demonstrated familiarity with standard desktop computing programs, including spreadsheets, word processing, and database applications, on the Windows 2010 (or later) operating system.

At Six Nations Polytechnic, we are committed to diversity and inclusion as we continue and expand our efforts to become a more inclusive, safe and respectful workplace. Human Resources will accommodate any needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Recruitment processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, as may be requested.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Job Type: Contract (12 months)


37.5 hours/week