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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) ($135,000+/yr + Relocation Assistance to Terrace, BC)

Posted 2 days ago

Job Description

  • Advance your career in an Executive Finance role while having a meaningful impact on the lives of the Tsimshian Nation 
  • Receive a competitive annual salary of $135,000+, depending on experience, relocation assistance plus comprehensive benefits! 
  • Help contribute and participate in the growth of our welcoming and passionate community
About Kitsumkalum Band

The Kitsumkalum Indian Band is a Tribe proper of the Tsimshian Nation, with core tribal territories in the Kitsumkalum River and Zymagotitz River Watersheds with various other sites in the lower Skeena River and along the North Coast of British Columbia.

The vibrant, contemporary community of Kitsumkalum is located on the outskirts of the City of Terrace on the right bank of the Kitsumkalum River. The current population of Kitsumkalum is 722, with 256 living on reserve.

The community consists of 110 homes, and a group of offices that oversees administration, economic development, and resource management. Kitsumkalum is complete with all the amenities including a health centre, middle school, day care, fire hall, community hall, and various shops and services.

About the Opportunity

Kitsumkalum Band is looking for a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based in Terrace, BC.

Reporting to the Band Manager, you will play a pivotal role in the day-to-day management of the financial systems of the Band.

In this position, you will be primarily responsible for ensuring the effective design and operation of financial administration systems, policies, procedures, and internal controls.

More specifically, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administering and maintaining the accounts of the Band
  • Preparing draft annual budgets and various financial reports
  • Monitoring compliance with financial obligations and funding agreements
  • Supervising the preparation and maintenance of financial records
  • Developing procedures for the safeguarding of assets
  • Evaluating financial administration systems and recommending improvements
  • Ensuring compliance with all financial aspects of the Band’s legal obligations
  • Building financial management strategies to optimize own source revenues

To read the full position description, please click here.

About You

To qualify, you will need a post-secondary degree in Accounting or an equivalent field, and a Chartered Professional Accounting Designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA), with 7+ years of experience in financial management ideally within a First Nations community or similar context. A combination of education and experience will be considered. A valid Class 5 BC Driver's License is also required.

Additionally, the following skills and background will be highly valued:

  • Proficiency in full-cycle bookkeeping with demonstrated capability to prepare for audits and close year-end reports
  • Experience developing financial administration by-laws and policies, ensuring adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Understanding of federal and provincial processes related to finance and treaty negotiations, crucial for effective management in First Nations contexts
  • Solid financial background with experience in First Nations communities, enhancing the ability to work effectively with Indigenous people
  • Proven leadership skills to manage, oversee, and develop a diverse staff, leveraging team capacities
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel and Word, with knowledge of Sage 50 and Sage 300 considered an asset
  • Cultural competence, with a deep understanding of First Nations traditions and practices, valued for fostering community relations

As our ideal candidate, you bring a mix of strong work ethic, effective communication, and precise attention to detail. Your integrity, accountability, and ability to manage time efficiently will enable your success in this role. You are someone who engages directly with projects and community members, demonstrating empathy, cultural sensitivity, and a non-judgmental approach.

This leadership role demands not just financial acumen but a deep commitment to our community's development. We seek a candidate ready to inspire and enhance our team's capabilities, fostering growth and excellence in our financial operations and community relations.

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

About the Benefits

In appreciation of your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary of $135,000+, negotiable depending on experience, along with the following excellent benefits:

  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Long Term Disability
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Pension plan
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional Development

If you are looking for an exciting new career opportunity in a lively work environment, and help make a true difference to the development of First Nations communities - Apply Now!

About Scout Talent

Who is Scout Talent? Despite what you might be thinking, Scout Talent is not a traditional recruitment agency. Born out of a great idea and an understanding of what employers really want, we provide customized, intelligent recruitment marketing, employer branding and candidate management services to clients throughout Canada and around the World. Our key strength lies in our ability to create unique candidate attraction strategies that enable clients to tap into the best talent pools. We're proud to say that 90% of our clients are repeat business which is testament to the value of our service. At ST, we're revolutionizing the recruitment industry. Our purpose: Connecting people to grow companies, careers and communities.


Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing

Company Size

11-50 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-12

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