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Financial Controller

Reference ID: 73618

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Terrace, BC
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Full Time
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Banking, Finance and Insurance

About the Organization

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 Nisga'a Lands. NLG's directives are governed under Nisga’a laws as well as federal and provincial laws.

About the Location

Gitlaxt'aamiks, also known as New Aiyansh, is a Nisga'a village in the heart of the Nass Valley in British Columbia, Canada. As one of four Nisga'a villages, it is considered the "capital of the Nisga'a Nation."

Located on BC's rugged northwest coast, and just 97km 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 is complemented by the Nisga'a Nation's rich cultural traditions. There is a wealth of activities for you to enjoy, including fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATVing, and much more!

The Kitimat-Terrace Regional Airport is the largest in the area with several direct daily flights to Vancouver, as well as flights to a host of other Northwestern communities. Terrace is served by daily, direct flights from Vancouver by Air Canada Jazz, and Hawkair & Westjet. Flying time is under 2 hours from Vancouver.

About the Opportunity

NLG is seeking a Controller to join the group in Gitlaxt'aamiks (also known as New Aiyansh) in beautifulBritish Columbia. 

Working within the NLG Finance Legislation, and in accordance with Canada Public Sector Accounting Standards, you will administer and maintain the accounting systems of the NLG. 

Responsible for full-cycle accounting functions, you will supervise the accounting group, as well as provide accurate and timely financial and management reports.

Capable of interpreting financial information, you will help to facilitate effective decision-making and assist in the preparation and presentation of the operation and capital budgetsIn addition, you will oversee the development and maintenance of accounting procedures and internal controls. 

To qualify for this role, the successful candidate will have: 

  • A Degree in Finance or Accounting 
  • A professional Accounting Designation (preferably a CPA)
  • A minimum of 5 years accounting experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory role

The perfect candidate will have high-level experience gained from the First Nations or Government/Municipal sector; however, an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered if you have expert knowledge of the principles and practices of fund accounting, finance, and business administration.

You must also be adept at interpreting applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. Similarly, you will also be knowledgeable regarding the development, preparation and control of budgets. 

Skilled at analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions and implementing recommendations, you will be capable of making sound decisions based on independent judgement. You will also be skilled at preparing, reviewing and analyzing operational and financial reports. 

This role is well suited to a strong communicator who can establish and maintain professional working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds, as well as with co-workers at all levels. Friendly and approachable, it is important that you also maintain tact and confidentiality at all time. 

Critical to your success in this role is you ability to successfully manage a team, work independently and meet strict deadlines. This will include overseeing the staffing, training and performance evaluation functions.  

Proficient at using computers, including AccPac and the MS Office Suite, you will demonstrate excellence and continually seek improvement in everything that you do.  

If this sounds like you, please read on to see what NLG can offer you.  

About the Benefits

In appreciation for all your hard work and dedication to this full-time position, you will be rewarded with acompetitive salary of $70,000 to $80,000, based on your experience and qualifications.  

You can also look forward to fantastic benefits including:

  • Relocation assistance to the right candidate; 
  • 38 days off (20 vacation + 18 elective leave); 
  • Extended Health and Dental; 
  • Short and Long Term Disability; 
  • Group Life Insurance; 
  • Professional Development; 
  • Group Pension Plan; and 
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) which provides confidential counseling services to assist employees with a variety of life's challenges.

NLG strives to maintain its position as an employer of choice. We operate with respect for one another in the workplace and we value the contribution of all of our employees. We encourage transparency and open communication within our organization throughout all of our departments.

At NLG, you will be met with an exciting career, an ethical and respectful work environment, and opportunity to serve in public service for the good of our Nation. With hard work and determination, the possibilities for career progression are endless at NLG.

If you're looking for a leadership position that is guaranteed to provide you with satisfaction - Apply Now!

Please submit your application ONLINE at:

Posted: November 24, 2017
Closes:January 23, 2018