The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Finance Department is responsible for payment, payroll and receivable processing, internal control management and financial reporting for the political activities and program services facilitated by NAN. The Finance Department strives to be a fiscal role model for First Nations and, in so doing, works to establish and maintain current accounting, auditing and reporting standards. Some financial initiatives currently underway include:
- Transparent and accessible annual reporting to Member First Nations by publishing information on our web site (see Annual Reports) and in Wawatay News.
- Streamlining and improving procedures, practices and internal controls to meet changing demands.
- Expanding electronic deposit services for all First Nation allocations
- Developing growth and career opportunities for First Nations employees in the area of financial administration.
With the Grand Chief and Executive Director, the Finance Department provides quarterly reports to the NAN Chiefs’ Finance Committee which is responsible for steering financial policy and development in accordance with the vision of the NAN Chiefs. Our collective goal is to ensure that we are financially responsible, transparent and accountable to our Members within the current standards of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.