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Chief Financial Officer

Job No: 106894
Location: Gold River, BC

  • Are you a finance professional who wants to live, work, and play in the beautiful Gold River Region of Vancouver Island?
  • Take on this opportunity to apply and build your skills and receive a competitive salary based on skills and experience.
  • Use your leadership skills and experience to make a lasting difference to Mowachaht / Muchalaht First Nation.

About Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation

The Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation is located in scenic Gold River, and the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations is a member nation of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council which spans all Nuu-chah-nulth-aht peoples. The Mowachaht are originally from Yuquot on Nootka Sound, known as Friendly Cove.

Yuquot (Friendly Cove) is considered to be the centre of the world for all Nootka First Nations on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Yuquot means “where the winds blow from many directions”. Yuquot village has been designated as a National Historic Site and it is the starting off point for the Nootka Trail, which provides an unparalleled wilderness and marine experience, but also the possibility of catching a glimpse of the island wolves that are a central part of the nation's culture and spirit world. 

About the Opportunity

The Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation is seeking a motivated and strategically minded professional to fill the Chief Financial Officer position. Reporting to the Band Administrator, the CFO will be responsible for the leadership of Financial Administration.

More specifically, you will be responsible for the overall financial administration of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation and will provide leadership in areas of budget management, financial planning, financial reporting, financial policies, debt and investment management, and risk management.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing leadership, direction, and technical support to the Council of Chiefs in the planning, management, and reporting of the financial affairs of the Government
  • Providing regular and special financial reports to the Council of Chiefs on the financial operation of the FirstNation and the Entities
  • Working with the staff members and providing mentorship and training
  • Maintaining knowledge of laws and regulations 
  • Budgeting
  • Working with auditors
  • Completing financial reporting, including actual analysis to budget, follow-up, and corrective action

For this role, we are seeking someone with a minimum of 5 years working with First Nations communities in a similar role. A Certified Professional Accountant designation will be considered an asset.

Additionally, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and accounting software (Adagio Accounting system is preferred)
  • A Certified Aboriginal Financial Management (CAFM) designation (preferred)
  • Experience with First Nations, their funding agencies, and reporting requirements (asset)
  • Preference will be given to candidates of First Nations Ancestry
  • Supervision of all finance related staff

Similarly, strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills are essential. As a reliable, respectful and assertive leader, you will focus on building strong working relationships with all staff, while upholding and enforcing internal policies and procedures, as required. Above all, you will be a community-oriented and approachable professional with strong leadership skills. 

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary that is commensurate with your skills, experience, and qualifications.

In addition, you will also have access to a variety of employee benefits, including:

  • Extended medical and dental plan
  • Competitive pension plan
  • Regular events for staff including retreats and catered lunches
  • Employee and family assistance program

Upon joining the Mowachaht / Muchalaht First Nation, you will be welcomed into a friendly and supportive team and have the opportunity to make a real difference in the community. 

Don't miss this unique opportunity. APPLY TODAY!

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