Nch’kaỷ Development Corporation (NDC) was established in 2018 as the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation – Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw. Nch’kaỷ’s mandate is to develop, manage and own the active businesses of the Nation and was created to allow for the separation of business and politics within the Squamish Nation. Our mission is to generate wealth and create prosperity from economic opportunities for current and future generations of the Squamish Nation. This role is offered to members first and the broader community if an appropriate application is unavailable. This position will mainly work out of Nch’kaỷ’s Head Office.
This is a Permanent Full-time position.
Scope of the Position
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the executive team and is authorized, responsible and accountable for the proper financial administration, management, investment, and reporting of Nch’ḵaỷ Development Corporation (NDC), its related entities and commercial activities.
NDC is the economic arm of the Squamish Nation (Nation) and is responsible for the holding, management, growth, and oversight of its shareholdings and other business interests. NDC must respect the Squamish Nation for protecting its lands, waterways, resources, language, culture, and way of life while promoting Squamish self-sufficiency and self-determination through its economic activities.
The CFO’s main priority is to ensure that financial policies, procedures, operations, and data systems are in place to properly support NDC’s operations and ensure compliance with legislation and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The CFO reports directly to NDC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and advises the Board of Directors (BoD) on proper financial administration, management, investment, and reporting. The CFO has significant latitude and autonomy to make decisions.
Strategic Support and Participation
The CFO is a senior-level executive who provides management, leadership, and vision to ensure Nch’kay and its entities meet its short-term and long-term objectives and helps create enduring policies and a company culture that strengthens operational efficiency and generates revenue while respecting Squamish culture and values.
Duties, Responsibilities, Authority, and Accountabilities
- Participate in the provision of effective strategic, business, and financial
- Provide financial advice to the BoD, CEO, the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), NDC Manager, and Managers of NDC subsidiaries and managed
- Collaborate with the BoD, CEO, and SLT in organizational development, strategic and business planning, and lead financial planning and investing.
- Attend meetings and make presentations as required, including for the BoD, the Nation, Partners, Investment and Financial institutions, governments,
- Provide financial advice and functions for NDC, its subsidiaries, and managed companies to ensure that finances are managed according to legislation, directives, policies, procedures, and IFRS.
- Provide financial advice on contracts, business dealings and negotiations, agreements, quotes, and proposals.
- Lead a culture of continual business improvement and cost efficiency based on sound decision-making.
- Lead the NDC Finance team and finance teams of the subsidiaries.
- Other related duties as required
- Provide leadership, supervision, and motivation to Finance team in achieving personal and organizational goals.
- Create and influences culture across Nch’kaý through a hands-on approach to living our values.
- Provide feedback to Finance team through ongoing coaching and annual performance reviews.
- Assess and determine competencies and skill sets required for the team to achieve objectives.
- Partner with Human Resources in selecting, retaining, and developing Team Members, including termination where necessary.
- Empower, engage, coach, and develop the team to reflect the core values and principles of NDC.
- Focused on aligning and integrating finance at the executive level with other major functions of the business to ensure success.
- Perform other duties as required.
Reporting Responsibilities and Authorities from Supervisor
- Reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
- Visionary Leadership: Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
- Managing People and Teamwork: Works in a multi-cultural, diverse environment that demonstrates cultural awareness and sensitivity; manages all staffing planning; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
- Strategic Thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; manages the enterprise risk management for the organization, identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
- Change Management: Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
- Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.
- Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in the decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
- Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
- Technical Skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and professional development opportunities; strives to build knowledge and skills continuously; shares expertise with others.
- Quality Management: Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
- Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Strong computer, interpersonal and presentation skills
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), or equivalent foreign accounting designation paired with experience with IFRS and Canadian legislation, is required.
- Bachelor of Commerce, with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in an executive financial leadership role, ideally within a real estate or multi-industry organization.
- Exceptional treasury, investing, and cash management skills to support a cash-intensive, large deal flows business and partnerships model.
- Proven business acumen and positive client relationship skills are essential.
- Experience working with First Nation economic development, investing or corporate structuring is required.
- Completion of a CFO Leadership Program is an asset.
- Willing to work additional hours as required.
- Able to travel to meet the demands of Nch’kaý.
If you are looking for a dynamic work environment, competitive employment conditions, and an opportunity to test your abilities, we invite you to blend your talent with our incredible team. We are open to receiving applications from qualified candidates even if they don’t completely match the required qualifications; we look for people interested and willing to commit to Nch’kaý to learn and develop in this role.
We’re committed to an equitable team member experience, opportunity, pay, and support for every employee regardless of gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, family or marital status, religion, socio-economic status, veteran status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, education, disability, or any other characteristic that makes you unique.
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Thank you in advance to those that apply. We appreciate your interest. Only the most suitable will be contacted for an interview.