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Finance Specialist – Dene Tha Community School – Chateh

Career Posting : Finance Specialist – Dene Tha Community School – Chateh

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: February 5, 2021 5:00 pm

Open to DTFN Members Only


While complying with the Dene Thá  Personnel Policy and the Oath of Confidentiality and fostering safe and caring relationships with the staff and students at the Dene Tha’ Community School,  We have an available position for a Finance Specialist who will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform financial and accounting related activities such as Tracking Invoices, Purchase Orders, and Cheque Requisition Forms
  • Prepare finance record entries and account reconciliation reports
  • Analyze financial documents for accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare financial and accounting reports following finance policy
  • Generate financial transaction records for collections, invoices, payments, expenses, and revenues for future references
  • Review all accounting procedures and recommend improvements
  • Address finance issues and inquiries on time
  • Maintain accurate documentation for financial operations and transactions
  • Calculate timesheet hours and prepare them for signing
  • Manage account payables and receivables activities
  • Keep track of staff leave credits
  • Keep financial records properly


  • Completion of grade 12, supplemented by college courses for senior and executive secretarial work
  • Experience in Finance positions, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of business English Language Communication Mechanics; modern office methods, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures of First Nation programs and operations
  • Ability to plan, organize and meet target deadlines
  • Excellent typing, minute taking, transcribing, and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft computer programs
  • Must be dependable and reliable
  • The ability to speak Dene, teach traditional dancing, and other related cultural activities are additional assets.

The successful candidate must provide a current Criminal Record Check. Must also have a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Other requirements may be applicable.

Closing Date:
Friday, February 5, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator
Dene Tha’ First Nation
P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0
Fax: (780) 321-3863 or (780) 321-3886


Carlito Somera, Principal
Dene Tha’ Community School

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.