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)
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)
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.
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.
The First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act (FSMA) or Bill C-20 is a federal statute that Parliament passed on March 22, 2005. Its official title is “An Act to provide for Real Property Taxation Powers of First Nations to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.
Building on the skills and knowledge acquired in Management Practices 1, Management Practices 2 offers provides tools that can be used to provide leadership and accountability in an organization. It examines governance issues, policy making and planning, human resource management, benchmarking, government and community relations, and other key management issues.
Course participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to successfully manage Aboriginal programs. The course will cover a broad range of topics from policy and planning, to resources, accountability, reporting, evaluation, and building relationships.
Developed for managers and aspiring managers in Aboriginal organizations, this course offers the opportunity to learn about current management practices and activities that support high performance. The course examines how to work with others, how to manage change, leadership, problem-solving and decision-making, meeting management, organization, communications, negotiation and dispute resolution, continuous improvement, and self management. It also provides insight into some better practices and lessons learned.