AOO Employment Opportunities: Accounting Advisor and Human Resources Advisor

Accounting Advisor

The Opportunity:

The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) are looking to fill the critical role of Accounting Personnel. This position will have the unique and groundbreaking opportunity to support the Algonquin Negotiation Representative (ANRs) in their ongoing efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Algonquin Nation through the negotiation towards and implementation of a modern-day Treaty, while also working to enhance the Algonquin presence across the unceded AOO Settlement Area.
The Accounting Advisor produces and analyzes financial information critical to business interests as well as creates and presents reports to leadership and the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) regarding accounting data to enable knowledge-based decision making and forecasts. This position will be responsible for the company’s financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports. This position reports directly to the Finance Manager.

About Us:

The AOO are on a journey of survival, rebuilding, and self-sufficiency – a journey of reconciliation. This journey began nearly 250 years ago when the first Algonquin Petition was submitted to the Crown in 1772. Today, the AOO are comprised of the following ten Algonquin communities:

• Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
• Antoine
• Bonnechere
• Greater Golden Lake
• Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini

• Mattawa/North Bay
• Ottawa
• Shabot Obaadjiwan
• Snimikobi
• Whitney & Area

Working with the Algonquins of Ontario provide an exceptional and rewarding opportunity for any person who seeks a complex, dynamic environment while contributing towards the process of rebuilding and revitalization of the Algonquin Nation.

About You:

You are an accounting professional who:

• Understands the detrimental and lasting effects of colonization on Indigenous people.
• Has at least 6 years of relevant experience.
• Has experience with Intuit QuickBooks Online and intermediate excel
• Is passionate about the survival, rebuilding, and self-sufficiency of all Algonquin communities.
• Is detail-oriented with excellent planning, organizing, prioritizing, problem-solving and time management skills.
• Has strong oral and written communication skills with ability to foster unity, trust and establish cooperative working relationships with clients, colleagues, senior staff, the public and other governmental agencies.

• Possesses a high level of privacy and confidentiality with understanding of the importance of protecting personal information and documentation.
• Has the ability to demonstrate a professional image of the organization when interacting internally and externally.
• Demonstrated experience in preparing accounting records and assembling internal financial statements as required
• Has the ability to maintain year-end working papers and spreadsheets, and assist with preparation for any audits or independent reviews
• Has the ability to work independently with good diplomatic skills.
• Has the ability to work within an office environment and work remotely through secure networking systems.
• Self-identifying as Indigenous and/or having first-hand knowledge or experience living in and/or working with an Indigenous community will be considered an asset.
• Has the ability to make sound business decisions and evidence-based recommendations to senior management.
• Has effective written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills.

Additional Requirements:

• CPA Designation, or working towards is preferred, but not required.
• Post-secondary education in the accounting field.
• Ability to work from the AOO office located in Pembroke as required in compliance with the Travel Policy.
• Strong computer skills including accounting software, and Microsoft Office Suite
• Must hold a valid G Class Driver’s License
• Must provide a clear criminal record check for working with vulnerable populations
• The successful candidate is expected to reside within the greater Ottawa Valley area considering that the AOO Consultation Office headquarters is in Pembroke Ontario.

To view a detailed job profile, please click here.

Benefits:

• The rewards are plentiful! Not only do you get to be part of historic and ground-breaking modern-day treaty that will leave a lasting impact with the Algonquin communities, but we also have a developed compensation range for this position ($60,500
– $70,136) and are at a time of critical growth.
• Be proud of where you work. The Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers below are the guiding principles of the Algonquins of Ontario.
o Kwayakoziwin: Honesty: Honesty in facing a situation is to be brave.
o Tabasenindizowin: Humility: Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of Creation.
o Manàdjìyàn: Respect: To honour all Creation is to have respect.
o Sòngideyewin: Bravery: Bravery is to face the foe with integrity.

o Nibwàkàwin: Wisdom: To cherish knowledge is to know wisdom.
o Sàgìhidiwin: Love: To know Love is to know peace.
o Tebwewin: Truth: Truth is to know all of these things.

• We care about you. Health and dental benefits, RRSPs, life and long-term disability insurances are just a few ways to show you that your well-being matters to us.
• We work hard but also understand the importance of balance. We operate on a standard of thirty-five (35) hours per week, recognize thirteen (13) statutory holidays, provide three (3) weeks of vacation to start and ten (10) paid personal days each year.

How to Apply:

So, what do you say? Are you ready to support the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives in their efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Algonquin Nation?

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and a letter of introduction by 2:00PM on November 7, 2022 to recruitment@tanakiwin.com.

When applying please ensure to list the position(s) you are applying for in the title of the email.
Please note that the AOO have obtained the services of an external organization to support this recruitment process and no applications will be accepted by the AOO Consultation Office. Only applicants who apply to the above email address will be considered for the position.
For members of our Algonquin communities, we ask that you please identify which community you are connected to in your cover letter.
The AOO welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Human Resources Advisor

The Opportunity

The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) are looking to fill the critical role of Human Resources Advisor. This position will have the unique and groundbreaking opportunity to support the Algonquin Negotiation Representative (ANRs) in their ongoing efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Algonquin Nation through the negotiation towards and implementation of a modern-day Treaty, to conduct project consultation work, and while also working to enhance the Algonquin presence across the unceded AOO Settlement Area.
The Human Resources Advisor will be responsible for providing support to the AOO Consultation Office by overseeing the human resources (HR) administrative procedures at the AOO Consultation Office and ensuring that labor policies are implemented. The duties consist of employee relations and support, payroll, personnel policies, regulatory compliance, and other HR programs. This individual will also be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of payroll reports, time sheets, and spreadsheets; assuring compliance with all applicable HR related federal and provincial regulations and the organization’s HR related policies. Other duties involve maintaining accurate, up-to-date HR filing systems and personnel records, and drafting reports.

About Us:

The AOO are on a journey of survival, rebuilding, and self-sufficiency – a journey of reconciliation. This journey began nearly 250 years ago when the first Algonquin Petition was submitted to the Crown in 1772. Today, the AOO are comprised of the following ten Algonquin communities:

• Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
• Antoine
• Bonnechere
• Greater Golden Lake
• Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini

• Mattawa/North Bay
• Ottawa
• Shabot Obaadjiwan
• Snimikobi
• Whitney & Area

Working with the Algonquins of Ontario provide an exceptional and rewarding opportunity for any person who seeks a complex, dynamic environment while contributing towards the process of rebuilding and revitalization of the Algonquin Nation.

About You:

You are a human resources professional who:

• Understands the detrimental and lasting effects of colonization on Indigenous people.
• Has at least 6 years of relevant experience.
• Is passionate about the survival, rebuilding, and self-sufficiency of all Algonquin communities.
• Detail-oriented with excellent planning, organizing, prioritizing, problem-solving, and time management skills.
• Ability to maintain accurate records and compile statistical reports relating to personnel data.

• Experience developing and providing recommendations for payroll policies and processes
• Demonstrated ability to prepare a variety of payroll-related and ensure the accuracy of preliminary payroll reports, time sheets, and spreadsheets.
• Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively with a wide variety of people and complex issues.
• Ability to work independently with good diplomatic skills.
• Ability to work within an office environment and work remotely through secure networking systems
• Self-identifying as Indigenous and/or having first-hand knowledge or experience living in and/or working with an Indigenous community will be considered an asset.
• Ability to make sound business decisions and evidence-based recommendations to senior management.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills.
• Knowledge to work with a Payroll Matrix System
• Ensure organization meets all Federal and Provincial related standards
• Ability to work with a number of connected entities

Additional Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Business, Human Resources, or related discipline.
• CHRP/CHRL Designation considered an asset.
• Certified Payroll Assistant Designation considered an asset.
• Strong computer skills including database software and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Must hold a valid G Class Driver’s License.
• Must provide a clear criminal record check for working with vulnerable populations
• The successful candidate is expected to reside within the greater Ottawa Valley area considering that the AOO Consultation Office headquarters is in Pembroke Ontario.

To view a detailed job profile, please click here.

Benefits:

• The rewards are plentiful! Not only do you get to be part of historic and ground-breaking modern-day treaty that will leave a lasting impact with the Algonquin communities, but we also have a developed compensation range for this position ($60,500
– $70,136) and are at a time of critical growth.
• Be proud of where you work. The Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers below are the guiding principles of the Algonquins of Ontario.
o Kwayakoziwin: Honesty: Honesty in facing a situation is to be brave.
o Tabasenindizowin: Humility: Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of Creation.
o Manàdjìyàn: Respect: To honour all Creation is to have respect.
o Sòngideyewin: Bravery: Bravery is to face the foe with integrity.
o Nibwàkàwin: Wisdom: To cherish knowledge is to know wisdom.

o àgìhidiwin: Love: To know Love is to know peace.
o Tebwewin: Truth: Truth is to know all of these things.

• We care about you. Health and dental benefits, RRSPs, and life and long-term disability insurances are just a few ways to show you that your well-being matters to us.
• We work hard but also understand the importance of balance. We operate on a standard of thirty-five (35) hours per week, recognize thirteen (13) statutory holidays, provide three (3) weeks of vacation to start and ten (10) paid personal days each year.

How to Apply:

So, what do you say? Are you ready to support the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives in their efforts to rebuild and revitalize the Algonquin Nation?

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and a letter of introduction by 2:00PM on November 7, 2022 to recruitment@tanakiwin.com.

When applying please ensure to list the position(s) you are applying for in the title of the email.
Please note that the AOO have obtained the services of an external organization to support this recruitment process and no applications will be accepted by the AOO Consultation Office. Only applicants who apply to the above email address will be considered for the position.
For members of our Algonquin communities, we ask that you please identify which community you are connected to in your cover letter.
The AOO welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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