The Finance Department provides a wide range of accounting, reporting, financial management and planning functions for the Onion Lake Cree Nation that include:
- providing Director of Operations, Chief and Council along with the management teams with information for long-term, strategic planning and also day-to-day operations
- ensuring reliability by providing accurate and timely reporting
- promoting positive financial management decisions by making recommendations that align with the focus of maintaining OLCN’s strong financial position
- encouraging accountability through strong financial controls and adherence to legislated requirement
Controls and standards are the foundation of accounting, but the Finance Department thrives in change and is continually looking for ways to improve to ensure the long-term financial success of the Nation.
To serve OLCN effectively the Finance staff has entered into a training schedule where all full-time staff will work towards the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager certification with AFOA beginning September 2017.