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Senior Bookkeeper, Budgeting & Reporting

Full Time
13 days ago
54,600 to 80,080 per year
  • Enhance your finance skills while honoring our heritage!
  • Receive a competitive annual salary of $54,600-$80,080, relocation assistance plus excellent benefits!
  • Make a true difference to the vibrant community of the Witset First Nation!
About Witset First Nation

Witset First Nation, rooted in Witsuwit’en heritage, is based in Witset, a cultural gem known as ‘Kyah Wiget' ('Old Village'). Nestled in northwest British Columbia alongside the Bulkley River, Witset thrives as a community of approximately 2,100 members. Originally Witsuwit’en fishing grounds, Witset has evolved into a flourishing village with 661 on-reserve and 1,129 off-reserve members.

Situated between Smithers and New Hazelton, Witset embraces its rich culture and history, echoing through the valley, a land loved for generations. As a federally recognized Indian band, Witset First Nation is dedicated to providing tailored programs and services for its diverse community.

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About the Opportunity

Witset First Nation has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Bookkeeper, Budgeting & Reporting, based in Witset, BC.

In this position, you will be primarily responsible for processing accounts receivable and accounts payable, supervising and implementing the organization's financial plans and policies, overseeing accounting practices, managing relationships with lending institutions, maintaining fiscal records, and preparing financial reports, including monthly bank reconciliations. 

Reporting to the Strategic Finance Manager, you contribute to the Nation's success by supervising general accounting, property accounting, internal auditing, fund accounting, and budgetary controls.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to organizational and departmental planning, including budgets and work plans
  • Providing insights on financial matters for project and initiative planning
  • Managing books of account, including EFTs/checks, coding and posting invoices, deposits, and reconciliations
  • Preparing monthly/quarterly financial statements for Finance Manager to review before distribution to key stakeholders including council, Executive Director, and department managers
  • Collaborating with staff to address program-specific bookkeeping needs, guiding adherence to Finance Policy
  • Maintaining investment schedules, overseeing cash flow, and communicating with bankers on investments
  • Preparing and maintaining year-end working papers, internal controls, spreadsheets, and assisting with year end audits
  • Exercising care and control over assets and records, establishing safeguarding procedures and adhering to finance policy
  • Maintaining an up-to-date, complete, and digitized filing system for bookkeeping and financial records
  • Providing forensic bookkeeping services as needed
  • Developing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical and accounting information for assessing operating results and performance
  • Achieving organizational goals through the lens of Truth and Reconciliation
More About You

To qualify for this role, ideally, you should have a minimum of 3 years' experience in bookkeeping, including accounting experience. Additionally, a Bachelor's degree in business, finance or a related field is required. 

The following skills and experience will be strong attributes:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of computerized accounting systems (e.g SAGE300)
  • Thorough understanding of accounts payable, accounts receivable, the general ledger and sub-ledgers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with invoicing (asset)
  • First Nation or Indigenous experience (asset)
  • Proven experience in fund accounting (asset)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail while working under tight deadlines
  • Strong problem-identification and problem-resolution skills
  • Willingness to integrate into the community and actively participate in local events

You bring a spirit of adaptability, resourcefulness, and an unyielding positive attitude to our shared objectives. Your elevated professional standards, organizational, time management, and prioritization skills, and adept navigation of political dynamics with stakeholders are indispensable qualities. 

Most importantly, your solution-oriented, empathetic, and diplomatic outlook, combined with a cooperative mindset, will drive constructive decision-making, steering both the organization and community toward the successful delivery of impactful services and programs.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have First Nations ancestry. 

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive annual salary of $54,600-$80,080, negotiable dependent on experience, along with a great host of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive Benefits Plan: extended health care, dental, vision, life and long-term disability, etc.
  • Competitive Pension Plan with up to 6% employer matching
  • 40 paid hours for Special/Personal Leave Bereavement Leave
  • Paid time off for 17 designated days, including National Indigenous Day, Christmas Day, etc.
  • Generous vacation accrual
  • Paid sick days
  • Generous relocation and living assistance to make Bulkley Valley your home
  • Regular community events such as charity fundraisers, Sports Days, Christmas Dinners, and more! 

Embark on a distinctive journey as a transformative member in our culturally rich community. Want to be a catalyst for positive change? Apply now!

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