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Manager of Accounting and Finance

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Manager of Accounting and Finance in Mistahiya

  • Mistahiya Development Corporation
  • Full time
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Job Title: Manager of Accounting and Finance

Reports To: Director of Commercial Operations

Direct Reports: Accountant


About Mistahiya Development Corporation (MDC)

Mistahiya is the governing organization for Saulteau First Nation’s (SFN) commercial businesses. Developed with the intent “to create wealth for future generations”, the role of Mistahiya is to ensure that each business is managed effectively, remains profitable, has strong and transparent governance, provides long-term benefits to SFN, and reflects the values of the Nation.

Mistahiya, and its group of companies, are located near Chetwynd, BC. Our current businesses provide services in the areas of heavy civil construction, oil and gas well site reclamation, card-lock fueling, temporary labour and security, and an industrial supply store.

Your Role

Ideally, you are comfortable working in a complex organization where your skills in finance, governance, accounting, and risk management are highly valued. You are adept at supporting the financial management aspects of businesses as they move through the various stages of the business cycle. You have demonstrated experience and oversight in financially managing existing business operations, as well as experience in evaluating new investment opportunities, always with a long-term vision. You excel at creating financial and accounting operating efficiencies and understand the importance of transparency and accountability. You can navigate and support day-to-day accounting/administrative tasks, as well as shift into big-picture strategizing. You thoughtfully and skillfully engage with your stakeholder communities to drive respectful relationships which enable long-term success.   

You share our core values:

  • Loyal – we approach our work with the view of benefiting Mistahiya and our community
  • Respectful – we treat each other as we want others to treat us
  • Dependable – we do what we say we will do, seeing all of our commitments through
  • Transparent – we are clear, concise and honest in our work and our communities
  • Honorable – we honor the land in all that we do

This is a rewarding opportunity for a financially strong, senior leader, to make a significant community impact by helping grow a number of small-to medium-sized businesses at varying stages of development.

Duties and Responsibilities

The role of Manager of Accounting and Finance includes the following responsibilities:

  • Motivate and mentor direct reports
  • Analyze financial statements for discrepancies and other issues that should be brought to the Director’s attention
  • General understanding of market patterns and financial trends relating to MDC core businesses
  • Perform monthly balance sheets, income statements and changes in financial position
  • Perform budget variance analyses
  • Understand and calculate the risk involved in the financial activities of the organizations
  • Liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained
  • Develop trends and projections for the business’s finances
  • Analyze costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans
  • Support Director and General Managers with informed recommendations regarding strategic financial decision making
  • Support planning for long-term capital investments and distributions
  • Support and collaborate with accounting staff throughout MDC’s businesses
  • Collaborate and support SFN finance department as needed
  • Assist in the design and preparation of budgets for MDC, their businesses, and SFN (as needed)
  • Ensure financial statements, accruals and account reconciliations are prepared in an accurate and timely manner
  • Manages/supports payroll and benefits
  • Reviews and analyzes revenues and expenditures to identify opportunities for operational improvement; project base analysis will be required
  • Ensures accounting department policies and procedures are followed
  • Collaborate and write policy/procedures regarding finance and accounting initiatives
  • Create feasibility analysis for potential investment opportunities
  • Support and collaborate with risk management initiatives
  • Ensures compliance with regulators for insurance and tax payments
  • Provides information to support funding proposals to supplement SFN revenues sources; write and assist with grants
  • Prepares year-end working files for external auditor
  • Ensures a positive image and professional working relationship for SFN across all stakeholder groups
  • Assist with stakeholder relations (e.g., board meetings, client negotiations, etc.)
  • Other duties as required within scope of position



  • Chartered professional accountant (CPA) designation-preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or Finance coupled with a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of accounting may be considered
  • Public Sector Accounting experience considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards considered an asset
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards and reporting frameworks – PSAS,IFRS and ASPE
  • Experience with the accounting system Adagio or Sage 50 is considered an asset
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical, time management and organizational skills
  • Well-developed problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must possess a high level of moral judgment for handling confidential information

Mistahiya Development Corporation

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