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Project Accountant

Project Accountant

Nch’ḵaỷ Development Corporation (NDC) was established in 2018 as the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation – Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw. Nch’ḵaỷ’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 prosperity from economic opportunities for current and future generations of the Squamish Nation. 

 

JOINING OUR TEAM

The Project Accountant is a Permanent Full-Time position based at Nch’ḵaỷ’s Head Office. Our Head Office is in West Vancouver, BC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sḵw̱xwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and its people. You will be working towards generating wealth and prosperity for the people of the Squamish Nation.  You will be working with a supportive team. You will have the opportunity for continuous learning, development, and growth within your job and career. 

We offer our Team Members generous benefits to help them achieve their goals and support our company culture. We are looking for Team Members who align with our values, Squamish Nation values – Úxwumixw (Community), Sté lmexw (Collective), Nexwníw (Pride), Wená xws (Empowerment, Respecting Others), Siyám̓ in (Leadership, Everyone has a role to play), Snew̓ íyelh (Culture, Tradition, Resilience, Foundation, Teachings, Knowledge).

 

In return, we offer:

  • Opportunities for career growth and development,
  • Friendly and supportive work environment and an ambitious team,
  • Flexible work schedule (hybrid),
  • Extended dental and health care benefits,
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program,
  • Pension Plan and Supplementary Savings Plan,
  • Life Insurance,
  • Paid leave (i.e., sick leave, vacation, family days) and 14 statutory holidays including National Indigenous People’s Day and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Salary range: $65,000 to $75,000

 

Scope of the Position

The Project Accountant is a key financial partner, driving the success of our real estate and operational projects. This role ensures accurate financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and compliance with financial regulations. You’ll play a critical role in providing financial insights and analysis to support strategic decision-making.

 

A. Duties, Responsibilities, Authority, and Accountabilities 

Financial Stewardship

  • Develop and manage project budgets and forecasts, meticulously tracking project expenses to ensure alignment with financial objectives.
  • Create and maintain accurate project cost codes within the ERP system, facilitating efficient financial tracking.
  • Ensure adherence to all accounting principles, standards, and regulations, safeguarding the integrity of financial data. 

 

Project Collaboration 

  • Partner with project teams by attending regular meetings, providing financial updates, and offering valuable insights. 
  • Collaborate with project managers and stakeholders to translate financial data into actionable insights, identify potential risks, and develop mitigation strategies.

 

Decision Support

  • Conduct in-depth financial analysis to support informed decision-making for real estate development and operational initiatives. 
  • Prepare comprehensive financial reports, including variance analysis, for both internal and external stakeholders.

 

Process Improvement

  • Participate in the development and implementation of effective financial policies, procedures, and controls to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations.

 

Funding Support

  • Assist in securing funding by providing financial data and analysis in support of grant applications and funding proposals.

 

Audit Support

  • Facilitate smooth audits by providing clear documentation and explanations for financial transactions.

 

 

B. Other

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive workplace culture.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Adheres to and promotes Nch’ḵaỷ’s six Guiding Principles (Leadership, Trust, Respect, Wisdom, Competence, and Passion).

 

 

C. Reporting Responsibilities and Authorities from Supervisor

  • Reports to the Accounting Manager.

 

 

D. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field (CPA or relevant certification a plus).
    • 3-5 years of proven experience in accounting or financial analysis roles, ideally within real estate, economic development, or a similar industry.
    • Strong understanding of financial principles, budgeting techniques, and forecasting methodologies.
    • Proficiency in financial software (Oracle NetSuite) and the Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced Excel functionalities.
    • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and identify key trends.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to foster collaboration across departments.
    • Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in financial data management.
    • Adaptability to changing priorities and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
    • Experience working with First Nations is an asset.

 

 

E. Special Requirements

  • Sign Nch’ḵaỷ Confidentiality Agreement;
  • Willing to work additional hours as required;
  • Willing to travel as required (i.e., other Nch’ḵaỷ office or business locations, events).

 

 

F. Working Conditions

  • Office work (prolong sitting, lifting boxes up to 5 lbs.);

 

Doing business the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh way, on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory

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