Employment Opportunity: Finance Manager – Full Time Permanent

“Screening Process In Place”

“Child Abuse Registry & Police Check is ‘MANDATORY’”

Salary:   Based on Education and Qualifications


The Financial Manager (FM) shall be responsible for the effective financial administration of the Association and will be under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and be a key member of the Management Team. The Financial Manager will adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

In general terms, the FM position will be responsible for: The maintenance of a complete double-entry accrual accounting system; the approval of program expenditures and fund commitments; the administration of the salary and employee benefits program; will make deposits and prepare the bank reconciliation; will supervise the other staff as it relates to financial duties. the preparation of both annual and periodic budgets; the preparation and submission of required financial reports to higher authority; liaison with First Nations and Inuit Health Regional Office with regard to financial administration; will report to the Association’s Board of Directors, will act as a financial resource person by providing advice and guidance relative to the financial administration of other agencies with similar goals and objectives.


QUALIFICATIONS – Minimum entrance qualifications for the position.

Must have completed post-secondary academic education with a focus on accounting.

Must have a strong desire to work in the addictions field.

Must have a working knowledge of First Nations language, culture and spirituality.

Must have at least five (5) years general experience in the field of financial administration including at least two (2) years of experience in the maintenance of a complete double-entry accounting system including the preparation of monthly and year end statements.

Must have a good knowledge of computers, word processing and spreadsheet software such as Simply Accounting and Excel, etc.

Must be able to prepare budgets and long-range financial forecasts.

Must be able to interpret and supply financial directives and policy.

Must be able to compile statistical data.

Must be able to work under limited supervision

Must be proficient in both oral and written communication skills

Must be free to attend meetings and be willing to participate in relevant training programs.

Must be ready, willing and able to travel, including evenings and weekends.

Must have access to reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license.

Must actively practice and maintain an abstinent based healthy life style.

Must lead an abstinence base lifestyle.


In accordance with the Human Rights Exemption, preference will be given to registered status Indians as defined in the Indian Act.  Screening of applicants in effect which includes Police back ground checks.


If you have any questions, please email Ramona Gould at rgould@nadaca.ca or call at (902) 379-2267


Resumes & Applications of employment will be accepted until noon on April 21st. 


DEADLINE:  Thursday, April 21, 2022

Please Submit Applications along with Resume and two letters of reference to:

Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselling Assn. of NS
Attn: Ramona Gould – Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
70 Gabriel Street, Eskasoni, Cape Breton, NS     B1W 1H6

Email:  rgould@nadaca.ca