Chief Financial Officer
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government
Ucluelet, BC

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for providing leadership, direction and support for the overall management, recording and reporting of the financial affairs of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ and its business and other entities. The Chief Financial Officer manages the day-to-day accounting affairs including the supervision, valuation and development of Finance Department staff. The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government employees up to 30 full-time and part-time employees.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides leadership, direction and services to the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government and its operating entities in the planning, development, management, internal process auditing and reporting of their financial affairs
  • Provides leadership, direction and technical support to the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Executive Council in the planning, management and reporting of financial affairs to the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government
  • Develops the Finance Department Human Resource Plan and administers the plan, as approved
  • Provides information and support to the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government in the development and review of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ strategic plan and participates in the strategic planning process
  • Provides information and assistance in the development of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ proposals for funding
  • Manages the Finance Department and staff, and all financial and accounting activities

EXPERIENCE

  • Six to eight (6-8) years post-designation accounting and financial experience including two to three (2-3) years at the senior financial management level
  • With a related Bachelor Degree, ten to twelve (10-12) years accounting and financial experience including three to four (3-4) years at the senior financial management level
  • Corporate and auditing experience an asset
  • Prefer First Nation organization senior management accounting experience
  • Prefer experience working with Sage/Accpac/Adagio
  • Prefer a minimum of five years’ experience working for an Indigenous Self-Government
  • Experience with municipal government financial functions an ideal asset

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in related Discipline (Accounting, Business Administration / Commerce)
  • Professional Accounting Designation (Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified General Accountant (CGA)
  • Post-secondary courses or formal training to include: Planning, Policy Development, Leadership, Management, Conflict Resolution, Teambuilding, Communications and Governance/Government

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of provincial and federal programs and policies, especially those related to Aboriginal affairs
  • Criminal record check
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and own transportation
  • Bondable

Please note that, in accordance with Section A 2.0 – 1, of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government Personnel Policy, the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ is applying an aboriginal employment preference first to Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Citizens and second to members of other First Nations. In addition, the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ will request a criminal record check as a condition of employment.

How to Apply: Please submit your covering letter and resume to careers @ jouta.com. We appreciate all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time