The Financial Advisory Department is available to help enhance member First Nation management, operations and life by delivering community finance, management and governance advisory services upon request.
These services may include working with the local managers, administration staff, schools, health center and nursing station to address financial and personnel management capacity development. The Financial Advisory staff can work with the community finance personnel in the areas of computerized accounting and bookkeeping, financial planning, policy development, internal reporting and audit preparation. Communities can also access support for preparation of funding proposals for a variety of community driven initiatives.
The Financial Advisory office has compiled resources on management practices, policies & procedures and governance codes to assist First Nations with community, administrative and project governance and management development.
Patrick Cheechoo in Vancouver during the 2011 Aboriginal Finance Officers Association National Conference - taken outside the Vancouver Aquarium.
A flock in flight is led by a strong leader - one goal for this department is to give the elected and administrative leaders the tools to help the communities move forward - especially with the advent of resource development in our region.