Job Posting 69269

Deputy Director of Finance
Scout Talent
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, New Aiyansh, BC (within close proximity to Terrace)
closed 3 days ago (Sat, 10 Apr)
full time  •  Competitive Annual Salary
  • Use your financial experience to make a difference for the Nisga'a Nation! 
  • Enjoy a highly competitive salary plus great employee benefits, including up to 38 days off! 
  • Relocation assistance available for the right candidate. 

About the Organization

The Nisga'a Lisims Government (NLG) building opened its doors in 2000, and has since been responsible for a vital set of functions carried out under various departments including Finance, Programs & Services, Fisheries & Wildlife, and Lands & Resources, all which contribute to the development of the surrounding area. NLG's directives are governed under Nisga’a laws as well as federal and provincial laws.

About the Location

Located on BC's rugged northwest coast, 100 to 150km north of Terrace, Nisga'a Lands are blessed with soaring mountains, dramatic lava beds, picturesque fjords, and thriving rivers and streams. The natural beauty of Nisga'a Lands are also complemented by the Nisga'a Nation's rich cultural traditions. For visitors and residents, there is a wide variety of activities to enjoy, including fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing, and much more!

New Aiyansh, is considered the "capital of the Nisga'a Nation" and is one of the four Nisga'a villages located in the beautiful Nass Valley which include Gitwinksihlkw, Laxgalts’ap and Gingolx.  

About the Opportunity

NLG is currently seeking a Deputy Director of Finance to join their team and be based in New Aiyansh within beautiful British Columbia on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the CFO, this pivotal leadership role will see you responsible for overseeing the operating functions of the Finance Directorate, comprising the Accounting Department and Information Technology Department. This is a high-level position involving complex accounting work and is responsible for the efficient operations of the accounting department, which through the Controller/Manager, Financial Reporting is responsible for all accounting functions including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, accounting, and budget preparation and control while always observing and complying with all organizational policies. This role will also see you responsible for two direct reports, the Controller/Manager, Financial Reporting and the IT Manager. 

Some of your key responsibilities in this role will include: 

  • Managing staff through effective performance management to maintain a high level of staff performance and teamwork as well as, when necessary, working with the CFO to deal with performance and disciplinary issues. 
  • Working closely with the Controller/Manager, Financial Reporting:
    • Administering and maintaining the accounting software, system of accounts, and structure. 
    • Ensuring the integrity of the General Ledger accounts. 
    • Preparing monthly financial statements and all associated working papers and documentation to the standards required by external auditors before subsequently coordinating with the external auditors for interim and year-end audits. 
    • Preparing financial reports, information, and statistics for outside agencies, regulatory bodies, funders, and other levels of government. 
    • Maintaining appropriate cash balances, reviewing and approving bank transactions and bank reconciliations.
  • Overseeing the investment of surplus funds and arranging short term borrowing, as required. 
  • Working with the Trustee of Nisga'a Settlement Trust and applicable investment managers. 
  • Participating in developing, preparing, and implementing accounting, financial, and budgeting systems, internal control, and policies and procedures. 
  • Providing technical assistance to the greater team on financial procedures, systems, operations, and use. 
  • Assisting the CFO in developing, evaluating, and enforcing standards of accounting and financial reporting throughout the organization. 
  • Monitoring and managing operating agreements with various external organizations and agencies. 
  • Attending and presenting to Wilp Si'ayuukhl Nisga'a, Executive, Nisga'a Finance Committee, and other committees, as required. 
  • Maintaining positive and engaging relations with internal and external stakeholders including representatives from Nisga'a Villages, Urban Locals, and Nisga'a Entities, other levels of government, agencies, funders, financial institutions, trustees, investment managers, consultants, and lawyers. 
  • Reviewing and interpreting legislation, statutes, and complex agreements. 

In order to qualify for this role you will need a CPA Designation along with at least 5 years of financial leadership and management experience. Previous experience working with a First Nation community or a local government is an asset. 

As our ideal candidate, you will join us with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills. Your strong interpersonal skills will combine with your natural aptitude for problem solving and leadership to promote the success of the greater team. You are strategically minded, with a solid knowledge of Public Sector Accounting Standards. Your passion for the work that you do, your creativity for developing solutions, and your determination to make a positive impact will all help foster a positive experience for those working alongside you. 

If you are passionate about helping others and aspire to make a real difference to First Nation communities, this is the ideal opportunity for you!  Please read on to see what a career with NLG can offer you.  

Please note that this role will require passing a criminal background check. 

About the Benefits

Upon joining NLG, you will be welcomed into an inclusive, supportive and dedicated team of professionals. In exchange for your hard work and dedication you can expect to receive a highly competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, skills, and qualifications. All NLG team members also receive access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:  

  • Up to 38 days off (20 vacation + 18 elective leave);
  • Extended medical and dental benefits; 
  • Short and long-term disability; 
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Group pension plan; 
  • Employee & family assistance program (EFAP) - confidential counseling services to assist employees;
  • Opportunities for personal and professional training and development; and 
  • Relocation assistance negotiable. 

At NLG, we work hard to ensure we maintain our status as a local employer of choice. We greatly value the contributions all of our team members and we actively foster a team-based environment that encourages open communication, transparency, and respect.

By joining the NLG team, you can have a rewarding and exciting career that offers great opportunities for professional progression. Best of all, all of your hard work and dedication will serve the good of our Nation.

If you're are a passionate and personable team player who is looking for a unique leadership opportunity that is guaranteed to provide you with challenge and satisfaction - Apply Today!


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