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Senior Financial and Operations Officer | Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

The Organization

The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC) is proud to drive Indigenous prosperity and independence through investment and active participation in Alberta’s natural resource sectors and we do so by acting as an economic ecosystem catalyst that facilitates Indigenous investment and partnerships in Alberta’s natural resource development.

As a first-of-its-kind Crown corporation in Canada, AIOC facilitates and backstops up to $1 billion in Indigenous investment in eligible natural resource projects and infrastructure.

Alberta’s experience to date shows that there is a demonstrated high rate of success where First Nations and Métis businesses have created jobs, wealth, and health outcomes for their communities, and the size and scope of Indigenous investments in Alberta’s economy continues to grow. To support this growing aspiration, the AIOC is designed to support Indigenous communities to engage actively in the Alberta economy through investments/ownership in the natural resource sectors to a level not seen before in Alberta.

The AIOC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.

Vision: Indigenous Peoples are important drivers of and key partners in Alberta’s natural resources, agriculture, telecommunications, and transportation sectors.

Purpose: To drive Indigenous prosperity and independence through investment and active participation in Alberta’s natural resources, agriculture, telecommunications, and transportation sectors.

Strategy: As an economic ecosystem catalyst, AIOC facilitates Indigenous investment and partnerships in development of Alberta’s natural resources, agriculture, telecommunications, and transportation sectors.

For further information about The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation, please visit their website at


The Opportunity
Reports to:Chief Executive Officer
Location:Calgary, AB

The Senior Financial and Operations Officer is a key contributor in the organization, building a collaborative culture and responsible for the financial reporting & analysis, human resources, risk and compliance and communication in support of the AIOC. While leading and overseeing the accounting function, the SFO also plays a key role in supporting the financial and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) procedures, the budgeting process and to improve and maintain the overall health of the AIOC and its ability to mitigate and manage operational risk.

The SFO is a collaborative leader who thrives in both strategic and operational roles, has experience within a government agency structure, understands Indigenous cultures and has a keen interest in serving Indigenous Peoples and communities.


Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:


  • Manage the operations of the department, including short and long-range goals and objectives
  • Lead the operations of the accounting department processes and systems
  • Lead the human resources payroll and benefits functions, including the management and updates of employee policies and procedures, recruitment, selection, compensation and retention, performance management and development, as well as mentoring and coaching
  • Manage information technology through an external provider, while executing decisions and developing policies related to software, hardware, security and reliability, and user support

Audit, Risk and Compliance

  • Lead and integrate the monitoring, measurement and reporting on the status of the Enterprise Risk Management Framework, policies and procedures to internal and external stakeholders
  • Design new financial reporting to bring consistency, transparency, and identification of potential of risk situations/impacts, as well as risk measurements, metrics and reporting to the Board of Directors
  • Work with government contacts to implement the methodology, metrics, and standards to ensure compliance and effective monitoring, timely reporting, and proactive identification and management of potential issues
  • Manage the provision of information to Office of the Attorney General for the annual audit and conduct necessary internal audit functions as required

Reporting and Financial Transactions

  • Lead and develop financial reporting documents and templates including the review, approval, coding and advisory of accuracy with all invoices
  • Create streamlined approach to AP, designed AR tracking, recording and invoicing
  • Manage internal systems with financial data to ensure accuracy and integrity of all financial reporting
  • Manage, create, process, and approve bank deposits and payments, including reconciliation of monthly banking transactions
  • Create, analyze and monitor forecasting and budgeting models
  • Manage the production of the audit & risk, annual budget and forecasts in the form required for both the Board as well as the Government of Alberta
  • Manage the Business Plan Financials and provide financial analysis as required for Board presentations and Government of Alberta


First Year Deliverables / Measures of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Engage and build a trusting relationships within the organization, communities we work within and government partners
  • A key measure of success in this space will be connected to the individual’s ability to persevere through adversity, and be a steadfast resource and trusted partner to the organization
  • Demonstrate an observably positive influence on the internal culture of the organization
  • Identify new policy revisions and support and implement within the business
  • Display a well-versed understanding of the organizations’ operational procedures


Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in an accounting, business or finance related discipline and/or MBA preferred
  • CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation required


  • Proven experience in a similar role, with 10+ years of financial experience, risk management and leadership experience with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and/or businesses is an asset
  • Previous experience leading financial software and evaluation processes
  • Experience in a Crown corporation, public sector, or association is preferred

Competencies and Attributes:

  • Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Driven by identifying gaps or inefficiencies and formulating solutions
  • Excellent knowledge of finance and working closely with financial institutions
  • Strong sense of personal and business integrity and commitment to ethical business behavior, including integrity with respect to confidentiality and firm adherence to privacy laws and policies


Equal Opportunity

The AIOC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and is essential to service excellence. The AIOC welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.  In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher and AIOC throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
A025978 (AXDR-280310) Senior Financial and Operations Officer | Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation - AB - Calgary and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.