The Finance Department operates out of the Gitanmaax Band Office and is overseen by Pauline Rubinto, Finance Officer. The Finance Officer ensures that all departments operate within budget as well as ensuring that all payments adhere to our Policy and Procedure Manual. The Gitanmaax Band fiscal year runs from April 1st of each year through to March 31st of the following year. Audits are performed by an Accounting firm on an annual basis each year with the final reports being presented to the Gitanmaax Community.
The Finance Department has the following functions:
- Bank reconciliations
- Manages the general ledger listings for all departments
- Processes payroll
- Budget preparation
- Oversees accounts payable and accounts receivable operations
- Pension plan, group insurance benefit administration
- Oversees the financial function of the Social Development Program
The Finance Officer attends meetings for the Gitanmaax Development Corp., prepares the minutes as well as carrys out tasks and performs proposal research.