Chief Financial Officer - CFO

About Nisga’a Pacific Ventures LP

To ensure the separation between commercial interests and government programs and services, the Nisga’a Nation created several Nisga’a corporations to fulfill specific needs. These businesses are managed through Nisga’a Pacific Ventures LP (NPVLP).

Wholly owned by the Nisga’a Nation and professionally managed by an independent Board of Directors, the NPVLP's mission is to improve and sustain the economic wealth and well-being of the Nisga’a Nation and its citizens. The NPVLP includes Nisga’a Fisheries Ltd, Lisims Forest Resources LLP, Lisims Backcountry Adventures Inc, and Lisims Communications LP. 

About the Opportunity

Nisga’a Pacific Ventures LP is currently seeking a full-time Chief Financial Officer to help lead the NPV team in Gitlaxt'aamiks, British Columbia (also known as New Aiyansh).

As CFO, you will report directly to the CEO and play a critical role in the development and implementation of the company's financial strategy.

In conjunction with the Board of Directors and the Finance, Audit and Investment Committees of the Board, the CFO is responsible for overseeing all fiscal responsibilities, as well as evaluating financial plans and creating economic models.

Key responsibilities, across the diverse group of NPV companies, include:

  • Creating, coordinating, and evaluating the financial programs and supporting systems to ensure they can support budgeting, tax planning, and conservation of assets
  • Overseeing revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, department budgets, salary updates, ledger, and account maintenance and data entry
  • Coordinating the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports
  • Developing and implementing finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures
  • Establishing and maintaining appropriate internal safeguards relating to finances and expenditures
  • Analyzing cash flow, cost controls, expenses and financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas and provide strategic guidance to the company
  • Continually assessing company performance against the annual budget and the company’s long-term strategy (taking corrective action, if necessary)
  • Developing tools and systems to provide financial and operational information to the CEO and make recommendations on both strategy and operations
  • Participating in the Board's finance, audit, and investment committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery
  • Establishing yearly objectives and creating audit, investment, and finance agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants when necessary
  • Overseeing long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with the company’s strategic plan and present financial metrics both internally and externally, as required
  • Partnering with the CTO to procure specialized finance IT systems that meet the needs of the company
  • Developing a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that ensures a minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs
  • Optimizing relationships with banking professionals and implementing strategies to enhance the company’s financial position
  • Recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating department staff
  • Ensuring compliance with local, provincial, and federal budgetary reporting requirements
  • Ensuring records systems are maintained in accordance with IFRS
  • Overseeing the attainment of necessary licenses and insurance for the company

The Successful Candidate 

For this role, we are seeking candidates with a university degree in Finance or Accounting (Masters or MBA preferred). You will also have a CPA designation and at least ten years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting role. 

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate: 

  • Experience in strategic planning and execution
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including IFRS

This is a great opportunity for an experienced professional with excellent communication skills, as well as superior critical-thinking and decision-making abilities.

A personable and approachable leader, you will have proven ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external parties, as well as think strategically and solve problems in efficient and resourceful ways.

About the Benefits

At NPVLP, we want to provide you with an exciting career and an ethical and respectful work environment. You will have the opportunity to serve in public service for the good of our Nation. With hard work and determination, your career progression opportunities are endless. 

As an employer-of-choice, we operate with respect for one another in a workplace that values the contribution of all employees. We encourage transparency and open communication throughout the organization. 

In appreciation of your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary, based on experience, and access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • Relocation assistance (negotiable for the right candidate)
  • Up to 38 days of leave (to start)  
  • Extended medical and dental 
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Group life insurance
  • Group pension plan 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) - confidential counseling services to assist employees with life's challenges

Why move to Gitlaxt'aamiks?

Located 97km north of Terrace on B.C.'s spectacular and rugged northwest coast, 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. 

The Kitimat-Terrace Regional Airport is the largest in the area and offers daily, direct flights to Vancouver and other Northwestern communities. While enjoying all the lifestyle benefits that the area has to offer, you'll also have the convenience of only being two hours from Vancouver. 

If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career and the opportunity to contribute to the future of the Nisga'a Nation. Apply online today at www.applyfirst.ca/job90077


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