The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization that empowers and supports Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario.
ONWA encourages the participation of Indigenous women in the development of Federal, Provincial, Municipal and Local government policies that impact their lives and ensures, issues affecting Indigenous women and their families are heard at key government tables.
ONWA is committed to providing services that strengthen communities and guarantees the preservation of Indigenous culture, identity, art, language and heritage. Ending violence against Indigenous women and their families and ensuring equal access to justice, education, health, environmental stewardship and economic development, sits at the cornerstone of the organization. ONWA insists on social and cultural well-being for all Indigenous women and their families, so that all women, regardless of tribal heritage may live their best lives
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration has the overall accountability for ONWA’s Strategic Goal of being a Strong and Stable organization. They are responsible for providing strategic advice to the Executive Director as well as business planning including the development, management and/or implementation of policies, procedures and systems for the optimization, control and accounting of all assets, liabilities, incomes, costs and expenses. The incumbent is also responsible for the provision of budgeting, accounting and administrative services on behalf of the Agency.
The finance portfolio is an internal service to support the foundational pillars in the organization. They will ensure strong financial management of the organization which includes financial accountability and responsibility for monitoring, reporting, forecasting and delivering financial results in accordance with the ONWA strategic and operational plans and budgets. They will ensure the organizational strategy is kept at pace and works to strategically grow the organization.
The Director will work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment to ensure the ONWA establishes sound standards of performance, compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and all relevant federal/provincial legislation and governance.
This role will provide leadership in analyzing the financial performance of a complex organization to identify opportunities for strategic, innovative and forward-thinking change. The Director is expected to work with various stakeholders including the Board of Directors and leadership team, to design, develop and prepare financial management and analytical reports that support fulsome decision-making related to both internal and external issues. They will ensure timely collection of revenue and play a key role in keeping the organization funded.
KEY CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Leadership & Management
EXPECTED STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:
The Director of Finance and Administration reports directly to the Executive Director of the organization for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.
Indigenous Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
As Indigenous leaders, ONWA is continuing full operations including hiring, while working from home, as supporting our community members is a priority. ONWA is scheduling all interviews, providing all training, onboarding and orientation for new employees, through the use of virtual tools. We will continue to accommodate remote and home based work arrangements in an effort to keep our ONWA employees healthy and safe.