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Aboriginal Financial Management Standards - Certification Standards [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

The requirements for admission to Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager status are: Completion of the Aboriginal Financial Management program requirements Minimum of two years full time practical work experience gained in an aboriginal financial management environment and verified by two sponsors, one of which must be from an Aboriginal organization. Each sponsor must be from a separate organization. Successful completion of the professional exam. Signed agreement to abide by the Standards of Ethical Conduct

Aboriginal Financial Management Standards - Standards of Ethical Conduct [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

In order to comply with these two basic concepts the following Standards of Ethical Conduct apply to the Certified Aboriginal Financial Managers (CAFM) members of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA). These standards serve to enhance confidence in the integrity and service of the CAFM. These Standards are not in any order of priority, rather they are to be used as required by the specifics of each situation.

T5 - Technical Competency: Taxation [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

Determines taxpayer’s tax liability. (e.g., reviews corporate income tax returns, determines tax installment requirements, determines HST, First Nations Tax, GST, PST, and OSR)

T4 - Technical Competency: Management Information System [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

Monitors the effectiveness of the MIS in relation to the organization’s business plan (e.g., advises on systems that monitor and report on organizational performance; manages or controls the organizational information system).

T3 - Technical Competency: Finance and Financial Planning [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

Develops and administers budgets and provides advice and assistance to managers preparing budgets. (e.g., creates the operational budget for a fiscal period)

T2 - Technical Competency: Management Accounting [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

Assesses performance measurement requirements in the context of organizational/community objectives. (e.g., reports requirements for making purchasing cost decisions, advertising and marketing programs, human resources planning, financial ratios and documenting results in relation to work plan)

T1 - Technical Competency: Financial Accounting & Reporting [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

Processes financial transactions in accordance with accepted accounting concepts, principles, and standards. (e.g., revenue and expense recognition; amortization of leaseholds; foreign exchange transactions; disposals, exchanges and retirements of capital assets; accounting for grants, subsidies, contributions, and loans, recording and administration of real property taxation laws and public debt financing, recording and administration of real property related transactions)

Aboriginal Financial Management Standards - Certified Aboriginal Financial Management National Competency Standards [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

AFOA's Competency Standards form the basis for the development of the curriculum used in granting credits towards the Aboriginal Financial Manager Program (AFM) certificate, diploma, and the professional designation. They are also used in assessment of practical experience and in the development of the professional CAFM Examination.

Aboriginal Financial Management Standards [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

As the professional organization in Canada responsible for certification in this discipline, AFOA is setting high standards for aboriginal financial management.

On-line Course Administration Policy [Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, AFOA]

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Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA)

Any student registering for an AFOA online course for the first time will be permitted to register for only one course in the first semester. Students may only register for multiple courses in subsequent semesters at the discretion of AFOA, however, in such cases it remains strongly recommended for students to register for only one course per semester as AFOA is aware of the challenges students face while balancing their personal and professional lives while taking AFOA courses.

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