The OTC Finance team is responsible for all operational activities including payment, payroll and receivable processing, internal control management, the administration of staff pension and benefit programs and financial reporting for the operational activities and program services. The Finance Department strives to be a fiscal role model for member First Nations and, in so doing, works to establish and maintain current accounting, auditing and reporting standards
Additionally, financial management support and guidance is available to member First Nations. This support involves a focus on financial planning, reporting, management and system development training and advising. This includes such areas as, capital financing and liaising with various financial institutions and funding agencies as well as assisting with the formulation, drafting and implementation of financial policies, financing. The OTC may also provide member communities with guidance through remedial management and repayment plans and tender development for services including Banking, Insurance and Audit.
In terms of financial development, the OTC also assists with community initiatives such as the development and implementation of corporate entities, partnerships and other profit or not-for profit enterprises. The OTC also supports economic development functions, such as the creation or review of business plans.
Mark Dubé is the Chief Financial Officer for Ogemawahj Tribal Council where he has utilized his extensive Management, Finance, Accounting, Project Management, Economic Development, and Auditing experience to support the OTC and its member First Nations for almost twenty years.Read More
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Management and a Diploma in Accounting and the Certified Aboriginal Financial Management professional designation.
Jennifer joined the OTC in 2011 and worked as the Employment and Training Assistant for 2 years before moving to the role of Finance and Administrative Assistant. She left the OTC in 2018 for 2 years to pursue other opportunities and to further her post secondary studies.Read More
She returned to the OTC in August 2020 in the role of Finance and Executive Assistant. Jennifer holds a General Business diploma from Conestoga College, an Aboriginal Financial Management certificate through AFOA and is now pursuing her Accounting degree through Algoma University and her Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation through AFOA. Jennifer is a member of the Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation located in northern Ontario.
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