Accounting Technician

The Company:

First Nations Bank of Canada (www.fnbc.ca) is a federally chartered bank servicing Indigenous and non-Indigenous customers throughout Canada. We are focused on delivering superior customer service and offering a full range of personal and business banking products. First Nations Bank has a strong history of growth and profitability with a clear strategy of expansion in the Canadian marketplace and provides ongoing career opportunities for our employees.

Location:

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Accounting Technician to be based in our head office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on a Monday through Friday work week.

The Challenge: 

Reporting to the Controller, the Accounting Technician will be accountable for a high level of support and will contribute to a comprehensive, efficient and accurate reporting process that satisfies both internal and external stakeholder requirements. This position will be required to prepare bank reconciliations, maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts, post journal entries, prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports and support the accounts payable and payroll function.  To be successful in this position you will require a strong knowledge in the area of accounting, with an emphasis on reconciliations.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the finance or accounting department
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to pay close attention to detail
  • High level of organizational skills with strong accuracy and ability to prioritize daily workload
  • Ability to adjust to changing work priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills with extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong emphasis on bookkeeping and reconciliations is considered an asset
  • Previous experience with regulatory bodies (OSFI, CDIC, FINTRAC, etc), internal/external audits and the banking industry would be an asset.

Compensation:

First Nations Bank of Canada offers an attractive comprehensive compensation and benefits package where individual and team performance is recognized and rewarded.


Make First Nations Bank of Canada Your First Choice

Please submit your cover page and resume to:

                First Nations Bank of Canada

                Attention: Cheryl Foster, CFO

                Email: cheryl.foster@fnbc.ca    

Loans Officer Trainee / Loans Officer / Team Lead

The Credit Union

Prairie Pride Credit Union (PPCU) is a full-service credit union with approximately $130 million in assets and more than 2,500 members with 3 branch locations.  Our branches are located in Southern Saskatchewan in the communities of Alameda, Alida and Gainsborough. PPCU is committed to providing high quality financial solutions to enhance the economic well-being of our members and the community in which we serve. We operate with the vision of Locally Invested, Exceptionally Driven to achieve our mission of being Devoted to People and Communities.

Position

Our Credit Union is actively seeking a Loans Officer Trainee/Loans Officer/Team Lead to join our team.

Based out of the Gainsborough Branch this position is responsible for supporting our members goals and operation related to all lending activities including consumer, agricultural and small business. They are also expected to be a leader in the branch to support a positive work environment.

The primary responsibilities will include:

Promote and maintain active involvement in the community.

Be a leader in the branch to ensure smooth day to day operations.

Conduct interviews with members to identify lending needs.

Perform annual reviews of risk and profitability, identify and monitor trends, and develop risk mitigation strategies.

Develop and maintain relationships with existing and prospective members.

Identify and pursue opportunities to promote credit union products and services, review current portfolios to ensure members have proper financial solutions.

Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of applicable credit union policies, government legislation as it pertains to lending.

Support team in all areas including deposit transactions.

The Ideal Candidate will have the following qualifications:

Post-secondary education; plus a minimum of four to six years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Consideration of Loans Trainee position will be given with the right candidate.

Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with your co-workers and members.  The individual will also have exceptional communication, problem solving and analytical skills.

To apply or for more information please contact:

Darin McNabb, Manager of Lending

Darin.mcnabb@ppcu.ca

We appreciate the interest of all applications, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Associate Manager, Regulatory Oversight

Associate Manager, Regulatory Oversight

Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation

Who we are:

Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation (the Corporation) is the deposit guarantor for Saskatchewan credit unions and the primary regulator for Saskatchewan credit unions and SaskCentral, together, Provincially Regulated Financial Institutions (PRFIs). We work closely with these institutions to ensure they employ sound business practices to enhance the strength and stability of the Saskatchewan credit union system.

 

We are seeking a confident, highly motivated professional who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment to join our Regulatory Oversight division. Regulatory Oversight is responsible for regulatory policy and prevention initiatives, oversight of the deposit guarantee fund, and monitoring the performance and practices of PRFIs. Our employees benefit from gaining experience and exposure to a wide variety of aspects within the financial services industry.

 

What you’ll do:

As an Associate Manager, you will join a team of professionals that collaborate with internal and external system partners in support of the Corporation’s mandate to instill confidence in the Saskatchewan credit union system. You will:

  • monitor the performance of PRFIs to proactively identify risk and communicate actions required to mitigate risk to depositor funds and the guarantee fund
  • build, manage, and maintain effective strategic relationships to accomplish corporate objectives, with a primary focus on monitoring activities and effective PRFI self-regulation
  • review and approve regulatory requests from PRFIs to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements
  • research, develop, and implement regulatory policy to ensure an effective and responsible framework for the regulations of PRFIs
  • participate in the development and implementation of the Corporation’s preventive strategy to enhance the stability of the Saskatchewan credit union system
  • conduct ongoing research and analysis of the financial services industry, Saskatchewan credit union system, and the regulatory and economic environment

 

What you’ll need:

  • three to five years of experience in a related field, preferably with exposure to financial services or a regulatory environment
  • experience in the oversight of financial institutions, either internally through an institution’s oversight function (e.g., audit, compliance, risk, etc.) or externally through a regulatory body, would be considered an asset
  • undergraduate degree in commerce or business or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • proven knowledge of policy development, governance, risk management, and financial analysis and reporting; strong research, communication, and writing skills are required

 

Core competencies focus on decision making, problem solving, teamwork, communication, relationship management, and conflict resolution.

 

What we offer:

We offer competitive benefits including immediate coverage of health and dental insurance, matched pension contributions, an employee wellness program, maternity/parental benefits, and education, training, and development opportunities. For more information on the Corporation, please visit our website www.cudgc.sk.ca.

 

The Corporation values and supports workplace diversity. We believe diverse ideas, opinions, and perspectives make our organization stronger.

 

Ready to Apply?

 

The position will be open until filled. Please submit your cover letter and resume stating competition number RO-ASMGR by to HR@cudgc.sk.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Relationship Manager

Are you a people person who can easily build positive relationships with your team and those you serve? Do you have experience in team collaboration to achieve extraordinary results? Would you thrive in an advice-based environment focused on providing exceptional service?__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Prairie Centre Credit Union, Saskatchewan’s largest rural-based credit union, currently has a permanent full-time Relationship Manager opportunity available. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, dynamic individual and will play an integral role in the overall success of the Rosetown region. Reporting to the Senior Relationship Manager, the Relationship Manager will have a strong aptitude for relationship-building with internal teams as well as with current and prospective members. He or she will assist in the implementation of collaborative strategies to ensure top performance within the team, equating to exceptional service to our members.

Responsibilities:

  • Build value-based relationships with regional team and members
  • Collaborate with the regional team to develop creative and innovative approaches to achieving results
  • Participate in business development, growth, and community engagement strategies
  • Provide solutions that support the financial wellbeing of members, through the delivery of deposit, investment, and loan products
  • Be an active member of the region’s leadership team, support branch operations, and provide regional coverage

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business or Agriculture, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • People-oriented with the desire to interact, work with, and develop relationships with co-workers, current and prospective members, and community
  • Ability to take initiative with demonstrated experience in achieving sales/growth targets
  • Knowledge of deposit and loan products and services is an asset
  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills

Prairie Centre Credit Union provides employees with the opportunity for personal and professional growth within an environment that promotes continuous learning. We offer a competitive compensation package, excellent employee benefits including relocation assistance, and a matched superannuation plan.

For additional information on this opportunity, please contact Brett Speight, Vice President Retail Relationships, at 306-882-5595. To apply, please submit an electronic copy of your cover letter and resume on or before August 8, 2022 to: careers@pccu.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Manager Member Service & Support

Are you a results-focused, motivated leader who thrives in providing outstanding service to your team and members?  Do you have strong organizational and prioritization skills, and can easily adapt to changing work demands?  Would you thrive in a culture focused on collaboration and team building?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Prairie Centre Credit Union, Saskatchewan’s largest rural-based credit union, currently has a permanent full-time Manager Member Service & Support opportunity available. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, dynamic individual and will play an integral leadership role within the Rosetown branch. Reporting to the Vice President Retail Service & Support, this position will oversee branch operations, while also leading and developing key service and support positions. He or she will ensure that the appropriate support is delivered to the regional team, resulting in top performance and exceptional service to our members.

Responsibilities:

  • Coach, develop, mentor, and motivate direct reports
  • Play a lead role in collaborating with the regional team to develop creative and innovative approaches to achieving results
  • Ensure efficient operation of branches by coordination of regional scheduling and the management of workload between branches
  • Promote and support a relationship-based service environment
  • Provide support and assistance to the branches in areas such as cash operations and the administration of estates
  • Build relationships internally with direct reports, management, and all staff

Qualifications:

  • Proven leadership, management, and supervision at a senior level with proven results; emphasis on sales management, coaching, and performance management is an asset
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common goal
  • Exceptional problem solving and decision-making skills, with a solution-focused team approach
  • Ability to prioritize work requirements to meet deadlines and work within time constraints
  • Build sustainable, trusting relationships with the team and members
  • Proven experience in a customer service orientated environment

Prairie Centre Credit Union, provides employees with the opportunity for personal and professional growth within an environment that promotes continuous learning. We offer a competitive compensation package, excellent employee benefits including relocation assistance, and a matched superannuation plan.

For additional information on this opportunity, please contact Cara Nisbet, Vice President Human Resources, at 306-882-5563. To apply, please submit an electronic copy of your cover letter and resume on or before August 8, 2022 to: careers@pccu.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

VP Business Solutions

National Consulting Limited is a credit union – focused organization which provides products and services to assist credit union operations nationally. We are looking to hire a creative, energetic seasoned professional with proven business development abilities to lead a team in the delivery of products and services to credit unions across Canada.  This is a one-year term position, with potential to become permanent.

The Job

The successful candidate will have strong people leadership skills, be a strategic thinker, and be responsible for the business unit’s budgets and financial performance to attain targeted results.  Reporting to the CEO, the VP Business Solutions will provide strategic leadership and strong communication to lead a team in growing products and services to continually meet the needs of credit unions. Building relationships with credit unions will be essential to the success of the position. This position can work remotely and requires flexibility and some travel.

The Candidate

  • Ideal candidate will have progressive experience in a senior management role ideally gained in the financial services industry
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the credit union or co-operative system, with a strong understanding of credit union operations
  • Undergraduate degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with stakeholders, vendors and partners.
  • Provide leadership and foster a positive culture that supports communication, collaboration and high performance as well as staff engagement, satisfaction and personal development.
  • Regulatory compliance or risk management experience or designations
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, you will build trusting relationships with credit union management and deliver excellent client experience
  • Strategic thinker
  • Detail orientated with proven ability to handle multiple initiatives
  • Leading and managing to achieve targeted revenue and profitability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are key requirements for this role

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, to humanresources@biggarcu.ca by Monday, July 29, 2022.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

National Consulting Limited is owned by a consortium of 26 Saskatchewan credit unions and partners with credit unions across Canada to provide expertise in Risk Services such as Compliance, AML, Fraud Protection, Privacy, Procurement, Banking and Card Services.

Compliance Consultant

Compliance Consultant

NATIONAL CONSULTING LIMITED

We are looking for a seasoned professional who would be part of a team that is responsible for the implementation and delivery of required compliance initiatives with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorist Financing (AFT) compliance programs to meet the needs of our credit union clients.  You will also provide secondary support in the growing area of Fraud Management.

 

The Job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and application of comprehensive compliance policies, procedures, and AML/AFT forms for our credit union clients as per our product offerings, as well as providing secondary operational support in the Fraud Management area. In this position you will be responsible to operate in all aspects of a compliance officer providing AML/AFT guidance and form support, risk assessments related to money laundering and terrorist financing and developing and implementing risk mitigation measures where the risk is high, monitoring medium to high-risk accounts and AML reporting requirements.  You will develop and facilitate specialized training for our clients and ensure an on-going compliance training program is available for employees as it relates to their job functions.  On-site annual visits to the credit unions will be required to work with their compliance department to ensure they are meeting all requirements of the AML Compliance Program as outlined by the regulators.  This position works remotely and requires flexibility and some travel.

 

The Candidate

  • Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the credit union or co-operative system providing operational support in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Terrorist Financing (AFT), Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), and Privacy.
  • Experience with an AML and Fraud Detection Software. Verafin would be preferable.
  • A Canadian Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing designation
  • Other regulatory compliance or risk management experience or designations
  • Strong interpersonal skills, you will build trusting relationships with credit union management and deliver excellent client experience.
  • Strong organizational and facilitation skills along with solid verbal and written communication skills are key requirements for this role.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, to humanresources@biggarcu.ca by Monday, July 11, 2022.

National Consulting Limited is owned by a consortium of 26 Saskatchewan credit unions and partners with credit unions across Canada to provide expertise in Risk Services such as Compliance, AML, Fraud Protection, Privacy, Procurement, Banking and Card Services.

 

 

Manager, Procurement and Vendor Management

At Conexus, it’s not what we do, it’s how we do it.

Are you ready to make a move and work for a company who puts the financial well-being of its members first? It’s not just something we say at Conexus. It’s a promise delivered by our 900 employees each day. We are passionate about our members’ financial health, and our employees reflect that passion. At Conexus it’s about more than conducting a banking transaction, it’s about providing members with insightful content, tools, advice and products that help them look at their financial choices in new ways. We do this by keeping it simple and lending an ear to each member’s individual needs throughout Saskatchewan.

Our employees are authentic, bold, creative, and responsible. They are the reason we consistently deliver outstanding member experiences. They’re more than just individuals who come to work each day, each employee is a vital part of Conexus.

We acknowledge that our Conexus offices and facilities are located on Treaty 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 lands. These are the traditional lands of the Cree, Dakota, Dene, Lakota, Nakota and Saulteaux peoples, as well as the homeland of the Métis.

The bigger picture 

We’re looking for an innovative professional who has a real connection with people and excels at building relationships to come on board as our Manager, Procurement and Vendor Management. In this role, you will report directly to the Chief Transformation Officer, and will be responsible for leading the procurement office, supporting our ability to deliver sustainable value to our members through strategic partnerships with third party suppliers. You will ensure that we are receiving value for our members’ money through our external partnerships.

How you’ll be spending your time 

     Procurement Management

  • Working closely with internal business leads to develop creative and cost-effective procurement strategies to meet identified business needs. This includes determining the optimal sourcing methodology in keeping with policy, risk appetite, identified requirements, and market dynamics.
  • Facilitating an end-to-end strategic sourcing process that includes working with business leads on selection criteria, pre-qualification, decision matrices, related documents, managing selection processes/competitions, and facilitating complex evaluations. Ensuring the overall integrity of the process throughout.
  • In partnership with internal business leads and subject matter experts, establishing standards and metrics by which to assess risk and ensure risk aligned due diligence requirements are established.
  • Developing negotiation plans and advise/assist business leads with the process of negotiating and contracting, ensuring critical business needs are defined, understood and met, while maintaining focus on cost efficiency and risk management for Conexus. Critically review draft contracts, securing legal services as required in a coordinated, cost-effective manner.
  • Performing ongoing market research and analysis to understand the supplier marketplace, delivery trends, and negotiation opportunities for material outsourcing services or products.
  • Promoting a culture of fairness, transparency, and responsible spending with respect to procurement, ensuring compliance with sourcing and financial policies and procedures to manage risks.

     Continuous Vendor Management

  • Developing and implementing a consistent onboarding process to ensure that new third party suppliers are familiar with the Conexus values, purpose, strategy and how we work together.
  • In partnership with internal business leads, establishing standards/metrics by which to assess the performance of third-party suppliers.
  • Determining an appropriate review cycle for each relationship based on the materiality of the relationships, and the inherent risks associated with the partnership and the services being delivered.
  • Working with business leads to identify actions and strategies that can be used to manage risks in each vendor relationship, as well as key indicators that may point to the need for intervention.
  • Developing and implementing consistent, repeatable processes for business leaders to carry out regular engagement reviews in partnership with the Procurement/VM office. This includes assessing the performance of vendors versus requirements, assessing ongoing risk levels, and triggering remediation plans where results are below expectations.
  • Facilitate business stakeholders in building and maintaining long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers to ensure a foundation of trust, good will and reciprocity.

     Processes, Policies and Reporting

  • Recommending and developing policies, procedures and guidelines for delivering a centralized, cost-effective procurement process for Conexus aligned with organizational decision-making guidelines, enterprise architecture, risk appetite and strategy.
  • Using a centralized portfolio management approach to provide continual oversight and management of the overall vendor ecosystem at Conexus. Act as the “office of record” for all third-party contracts and records. Provide periodic reports on the portfolio, overall supplier performance and contract status.
  • Providing information and analysis to support the preparation of both regular and ad hoc reports such as ESG disclosures, internal audits, annual reports, etc.
  • Maintaining procurement/vendor management policies, forms, applications and frameworks.
  • Working closely with the ERM office to ensure that a risk-based approach is applied across the portfolio and that material outsourcing risks are managed accordingly.

     Senior Leadership 

  • Leading a team, if required, to fulfill the requirements of a procurement and vendor management office.
  • Modeling leadership that drives exceptional business performance and is reflective of Conexus values and desired culture.
  • Developing strong working relationships with leaders across Conexus, to ensure a collaborative approach to sourcing and vendor management.
  • Leading the development and deployment of communication and learning plans for Conexus leaders to ensure broad understanding of the organizational approach to procurement and vendor management and their responsibilities within.
  • Aligning, coordinating and executing all budget related and business planning activities required by the organization.
  • As a representative of Conexus, liaise with external vendors, key stakeholders, system partners, external organizations, community partners and government officials accordingly.

The way people describe you 

  • You are self-aware and have a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • You are an authentic and transparent person and use this skill to help you build relationships.
  • You are committed to innovation driven by curiosity.
  • You have a growth mindset and consider matters at an enterprise level.
  • You have a solid understanding of Business, Data & Financial Acumen with a demonstrated understanding of how to use the most relevant information in making business decisions.
  • You have demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize work supported through expert levels of time management and organizational skills.
  • You have demonstrated ability to effectively empower teams through development of technical competence and organizational clarity.

The experience you bring 

  • 5-7+ years of experience in procurement planning, sourcing execution, contract negotiation and management, vendor performance and third-party risk management, operational procurement and invoicing and payments.
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic thinking, business case development, project management, advanced negotiation, conflict resolution, and presentation and facilitation.
  • Related designations such as Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) preferred.
  • Knowledge of the market and industry intelligence.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a cross-functional environment with all levels of management.
  • Knowledge and sound understanding of the credit union system.
  • Knowledge and sound understanding of Conexus’ policy framework.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated competence in people leadership and understanding of cultural impacts.
  • Awareness of key areas within the Credit Union Act & Regulations that impact procurement.
  • Awareness of procurement related key areas within the CUDGC Standards of Sound Business Practices, including the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation Guideline (2018-02) Outsourcing of Business Activities, Functions and Processes.
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant or related field or a relevant combination of experience and education.
  • Contract and/or legal experience would be an asset.

Salary Range

$98,000 – $140,000 with 16% Short Term Incentive Target

What you get in return

Our team works tirelessly to ensure the financial success of each of our members. We think such dedication deserves recognition. That’s why we’re proud to offer some of the most competitive job perks of any employer around. Come, join our crew, and find out just how sweet the rewards can be:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Industry leading work-life balance and rewards
  • Formal and informal employee development
  • Meaningful work that makes a real difference in our members’ lives

So, what do you think – does this sound like you? Do you think you’re the right fit for Conexus and can rock this role? If you do, and you have the qualifications outlined above, then we encourage you to apply now. If you have questions about this position, please contact Carmen at carmen.gray@conexus.ca.

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