What is a CAFM

  • A CAFM is a Certified Aboriginal Financial Management professional whose skills and knowledge are based and tested against professional standards:
    1) Competency Standards;
    2) Standards of Ethical Conduct; and
    3) Certification Standards.  
  • A CAFM is an outstanding financial manager who provides leadership and valuable advice on financial and management operations. 
  • A CAFM sets the standard for his/her profession – they raise the bar in professionalism. 
  • A CAFM forms the backbone of Indigenous government administration 
  • CAFMs are key decision-makers and leaders in their organizations/communities.


CAFMs can lead activities in

  • Office Management
  • Finance
  • Program Management
  • IT
  • Human Recourses

CAFM careers include:

  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Finance, CFO
  • Office Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Controller
  • Band Manager
  • Director, Finance & Administration
  • plus many more

CAFMs work in:

  • All Indigenous communities, organizations and governments
  • Indigenous political, associations and non-profit organizations
  • Indigenous business
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Economic development projects

The CAFM designation is the only designation for Indigenous finance and management positions in Canada and in the world.

The CAFM designation was developed with the support of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA Canada).

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