What is a CAFM?
CAFMs are professionals with knowledge and experience in Indigenous environments who meet rigorous standards of skill, ethics and education in finance and accounting:
1) Competency Standards;
2) Standards of Ethical Conduct; and
3) Certification Standards.
The CAFM designation demonstrates that you are up to date on the latest Indigenous financial management practices, that you follow Professional Standards of Conduct, and that you are a leader in your community.
CAFMs are in demand because they have the specialized skills to handle the changing financial needs of Indigenous communities and organizations. They are key decision makers and leaders in their organizations/communities and often form the backbone of Indigenous government administration.
Demand is high for CAFMs to fill the following financial roles in Indigenous organizations and communities and in the financial institutions that serve them:
- Director of Operations
- Director of Finance, CFO
- Office Manager
- Business Consultant
- Band Manager
- Director, Finance & Administration