The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Controller. The Controller will be a key member of the Finance Department working directly with the Director of Finance. Our ideal candidate will have strong accounting and reporting skills, enjoy working as a team, and have the ability to lead complex projects.

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario (with the option for a hybrid work arrangement)


  • Implementing and enforcing financial policies and decisions of the Chiefs of Ontario.
  • Review and revisions of Chiefs of Ontario financial policies for recommended implementation.
  • Submit recommendations and financial advice to Director of Finance to ensure effective, efficient and economical financial operation of programs, services and activities.
  • Ensure all financial transactions, revenues, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable are recorded, maintained and truly represent the financial affairs of the Chiefs of Ontario.
  • The preparation of all accounting records to include a complete set of business transactions, consisting of a general ledger, accounts payable sub-ledger, accounts receivable sub-ledger, general journal, cash receipts journal, sales journal, and fixed asset ledger.
  • Ensure that all revenues are received in an accurate and timely manner and to report any variances to the Director of Finance.
  • To maintain, prepare and submit financial records for submission to the various agencies, departments or organizations in a timely and efficient manner
  • Prepare for approval by the Director of Finance electronic payroll transfers.
  • To assist in the conduct of the financial audit, presentation to the Chiefs in Assembly for acceptance and tender audit as required by resolution of the Chiefs in Assembly.
  • To assist the Director of Finance in the overall financial management of Chiefs of Ontario.
  • Ensure proper implementation, management of the computerized accounting system and upgrading as required and advise the Director of Finance accordingly.
  • Provides all financial reporting requirements.


  • Degree or diploma in Business Administration or Commerce and/or
  • Completion of two (2) years of a recognized professional accounting program (CA, CMA, CGA or CAFM) and in good standing.
  • This position requires a minimum of two years of direct experience.
  • Consideration will be given if the above ideal requirements are not met but applicants must clearly possess a combination of education and experience to fulfill the requirements of the position.
  • Experience with Sage 300 is an asset.
  • Experience working in a First Nation is an asset.

DURATION: April 2022 – March 31, 2023, with the possibility of extension based on funding availability.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Send letter of application, resume and include two references marked confidential to:
Ashley Nardella, Human Resources

[email protected]