Project Description

Finance Department

The Finance area of K’ómoks First Nation is responsible for the management, monitoring and reporting of the Nation’s financial transactions. This includes but is not exhaustive, paying invoices, collecting revenues from various funding organizations, managing KFN financial resources, interacting with financial institutions to protect KFN’s monetary interests, processing payroll for staff, insuring assets and managing the organization’s financial risks.

Finance works to ensure:
a) the long-term financial health of KFN is sustained via proper budgeting and monitoring of operating and capital costs and resources;
b) capital assets are properly recorded, identified, maintained, repaired or replaced whenever necessary;
c) financial reports are available for program staff, Chief and Council;
d) the annual audit of KFN is completed in a timely and efficient manner; and,
e) tax revenues and utilities are issued and collected within required timelines.
Finance touches many areas of the organization and strives to work with everyone in a healthy, cooperative fashion that helps to promote greater financial awareness and efficiency.

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Brian ParschauerFinance Manager
Brian is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 29 years of local government financial expertise as the former Director of Finance for the City of Courtenay and former Assistant Director of Finance for the City of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He brings first-hand experience working with a team budgeting for the short-term operating needs and long-term renewal requirements of municipal government. Brian is excited to have joined the K’omoks First Nation team in 2019.
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Colette SiriosFinance Assistant
Colette joined the Kómoks First Nation team in January of 2020. Colette brings with her a strong professional background of over 20 years in Payroll, Pensions/Benefits, Human Resources, Office Management and Accounting. Colette is bilingual and speaks fluent French.

Colette is originally from New Brunswick and moved to the Island in April of 2019 to be close to her daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandsons. Colette is enjoying the beautiful weather here on Vancouver Island especially the very mild winters. Colette enjoys the outdoors, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.





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