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Accountant for Mistahiya Development Corporation

Reports To
Manager of Accounting and Finance

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, gas plant maintenance, temporary labour and security, an industrial supply store, and land development initiatives.

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 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 several small-to medium-sized businesses at varying stages of development.

Duties and Responsibilities
The role of Accountant includes the following responsibilities:
  • Processes incoming and outgoing invoices and payments, including all data entry into accounting software
  • Ensures financial statements, accruals and account reconciliations are prepared in an accurate manner
  • Reviews and analyzes revenues and expenditures to identify opportunities for operational improvement
  • Analyzes financial statements for discrepancies and other issues that should be brought to the Manager’s attention
  • Enables performance monitoring by producing standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, and dashboards
  • Supports the payroll function, coordinating with HR to ensure compliance with labor standards and company policies
  • Files remittances and ensures compliance with regulators for insurance and tax payments
  • Maintains and reconciles fixed assets schedules
  • Works with Manager of Accounting & Finance to prepare budget and complete annual audit
  • Reconciles bank statements monthly and GL accounts monthly / quarterly / annually
  • Performs related clerical duties, such as word processing, board meeting minutes, and maintains filing and record systems
  • Stays current with all regulations, practices, tax laws, reporting requirements and industry trends
  • Assist with stakeholder relations (e.g., board meetings, shared services, etc.)
  • Other duties as required within scope of position
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Diploma in Accounting or Finance coupled with a minimum of 5 years experience in the field may be considered

  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years intermediate experience in an accounting or finance department
  • Public Sector Accounting experience considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards considered an asset
  • Preference given to those with experience in a First Nations environment
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards and reporting frameworks – PSAS, IFRS and ASPE
  • Strong knowledge of finance statements, budgeting, and cash flow reporting
  • Experience in full cycle accounting and the month-end / year-end close process
  • Experience with the accounting system QuickBooks Online and/or Sage 50 is considered an asset
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical, time management and organizational skills
  • Well-developed critical thinking skills and solutions-focused mentality
  • 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
Work Conditions
  • Work is performed primarily remotely with hours of work being full-time Monday to Friday
  • Travel may be required within Peace Region
  • A hybrid of remote work and in office work will be considered; please inquire within about potential options
  • Compensation is commensurate to education and experience.
Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to