Financial Controller

Job Information
Author eocanada
Date March 20, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Nisga'a Lisims Government (NLG)
Salary Competitive - Per Hour
Location Gitlaxt'aamiks or Terrace, BC
Category Business / Management
Contact Information
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  • Flexibility to be based in Gitlaxt’aamiks or Terrace, BC – you choose!
  • Unique opportunity to take on a pivotal leadership role with a world-class First Nations organization at a time of growth and development! 
  • Receive 38 days of leave, plus a competitive annual salary and benefits, including relocation assistance. 

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 Opportunity

NLG has an exciting opportunity for a Financial Controller to join the group in Gitlaxt’aamiks (also known as New Aiyansh) or Terrace in beautiful British Columbia. You will be able to choose where you will reside based on your preference, but you will be required to complete the first 6 months of your employment (at a minimum) working within the community and with the Accounting team in Gitlaxt’aamiks.

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. Please note that you will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

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 1 year 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.

Critical to your success in this role is your ability to successfully manage a team, work independently, and meet strict deadlines. This will include overseeing the staffing, training, and performance evaluation functions. As such, strong team-building skills and excellent oral and written communication skills will be the key to your success in this role.

Proficient with financial accounting programs and the MS Office Suite, you will demonstrate excellence and continually seek improvement in everything that you do.

About the Benefits

In appreciation for all your hard work and dedication to this full-time position, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary of $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 
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) which provides confidential counseling services to assist employees with a variety of life’s challenges

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! For full details and to apply, please visit

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