Chief Financial Officer

Mikisew Cree First Nation signed Treaty 8 in 1899. The Mikisew Cree have resided in Northeastern Alberta since time immemorial.

The Peace-Athabasca Delta, which is in the centre of their traditional lands, is a unique international ecosystem which is cherished. It is the source of much that sustains them. When the fur trade came west and established a trading fort in this area, the Mikisew Cree were among those who traded furs.

The traditional lands of the Mikisew Cree First Nation range over much of the area where the Athabasca Oil Sands deposits have been found. Mikisew Cree First Nation shares this territory with four other First Nations that make up the Athabasca Tribal Council.

At the present time, most Mikisew Cree First Nation members reside in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Fort Smith, NWT and Fort Chipewyan. Their Nation has the largest population of the five Athabasca Tribal Council Nations.

In 1986, a Treaty Land Entitlement was signed with Canada that created several Reserves in and around the Fort Chipewyan area and into the area north of Lake Athabasca.

The Mikisew Cree First Nation is proud of their heritage, and confident in its bright future. 



Accountable to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer participates as an integral member of the senior management team and performs duties in accordance with the mandate and priorities of the Mikisew Cree First Nation Administration.

The Chief Financial Officer will coordinate, administer, and supervise the day-to-day financial activities of the organization. They will respond to queries and perform financially related action items for all major function areas of the Mikisew Cree First Nation Administration including but not limited to: Band Administration, Community Services (Health, Education, and Social Development) and Technical Services (Housing, Public Works, and Property Management).

The Chief Financial Officer leads, manages and carries out the full range of controllership and financial activities including budgeting, analyses, accounts receivable and payable, preparation of financial statements, month and year-end reports, and a variety of financial reporting. The Chief Financial Officer develops and implements financial policies, systems and procedures, and monitors compliance. The Chief Financial Officer is also responsible for the coaching and mentoring of financial staff and training of the senior management team on preparation of budgets and understanding of financial documents and reports.

This position is based in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Business Travel to Fort Chipewyan (1 week per month).

Housing and company vehicle while in Fort Chipewyan.




A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to:


Anurag Shourie or Angela Karwal

Leaders International Executive Search

Suite 501 Fox One

10226 – 104 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 1B8

Phone: 780-420-9900