Finance Assistant


Hourly Wage Range: $24.50 – $28.00 per hour (commensurate with education & experience)

Type: Permanent Full-Time

Details: Standard of 37.5 working hours per week.

Location: Cowessess First Nation and Regina, SK

Who is Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge?

Through the organization Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge (CRBCL), Cowessess First Nation is the first Indigenous community in Canada to assert its jurisdiction over child welfare and family services under the Bill-C92 Canada Act. CRBCL is currently developing its operations, in accordance with the Miyo Pimatisowin Act, which provides support for its children and families in a way that is rooted in traditional Indigenous values and cultural practices.

Position Summary

CRBCL is seeking a Finance Assistant to join our growing Finance Department. This is an opportunity to showcase your attention to detail in a fast paced and expanding organization.  The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, exceptional organizational skills and working knowledge of accounting software.

The Finance Assistant will be responsible for assisting with both clerical and administrative tasks.  Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working closely with Human Resources, the assistant will be primarily responsible for assisting with payment processing, some payroll tasks, financial reporting, following up on invoices and collecting and reviewing data for reports & reconciliation.


Education and Experience

  • Certificate in Accounting (preferred) or a diploma in Business Administration. Comparable experience in Finance or related field may be considered.
  • 2 years of experience as a Finance Assistant or similar role (preferred).
  • Similar combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Understanding of Financial competencies and best practices.
  • Highly computer literate with intermediate knowledge of Office 365 applications (Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook) required.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license.

Skills & Abilities

  • Great knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Incredible attention to details.
  • Above average knowledge of accounting practices.
  • Openminded, with a willingness to contribute to a growing organization.
  • Exudes a professional demeanor and exercises good judgement.
  • Committed to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Able to work under pressure with tight deadlines and prioritize accordingly.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

To protect the health and safety of our people, clients, and communities, we require all employees to be COVID-19 fully vaccinated. Individuals that cannot be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine due to medical reasons or another protected ground under Human Rights Legislation may request an accommodation. Additionally, the incumbent must provide a successful criminal background check with vulnerable sector search as well as be willing and able to commute to the CRBCL Head Office on a regular basis, which is located on Cowessess First Nation, SK.


We are a new organization leading positive change within Cowessess First Nation, Saskatchewan, and Canada as a whole. Our employees have the opportunity to be a part of Canadian history as we work to redefine governance for First Nations. Some key benefits Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge offers are:

★ Competitive salary packages

★ Extended health & dental benefits

★ Employee & Family Assistance Program

★ Paid time off

★ Flexible work hours

★ Team-oriented work culture

★ Training workshops focused on indigenous practices and traditions

★ Opportunity for occasional remote work

★ Professional development opportunities

★ Employer matched pension contributions

★ Earn scheduled days off (optional)

How to Apply

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Deadline: September 14, 2023

We appreciate all those who apply; however, preference will be given to those who self-identify as Indigenous and provide confirmation upon request. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.