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Senior Accountant

Senior 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. 



The Senior 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.


Scope of the Position

We are seeking an experienced Senior Accountant to join our team. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for completing the daily accounting operations (full-cycle), of multiple entities, ensuring compliance, and preparing consolidated financial reports & statements. The ideal candidate should have a deep understanding of IFRS, excellent analytical skills, strong attention to deadlines, and the ability to work collaboratively with different teams.

A. Duties, Responsibilities, Authority, and Accountabilities 

  • Complete day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts receivable, general ledger, reconciliations, and reporting in compliance with IFRS.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated financial statements and reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Analyze financial data and provide insights into financial performance to support decision-making processes.
  • Develop and implement accounting policies and procedures to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and consistency in financial reporting.
  • Support and mentor junior accounting staff and guide them on accounting issues and processes.
  • Advise on technical accounting approaches, for example, IFRS 16
  • Review and reconcile general ledger accounts, bank statements, and other financial documents.
  • Support the implementation and conduct regular audits and reconciliations to identify and resolve any discrepancies in the ERP system.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and resolve accounting issues and ensure timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, provincial, and local tax regulations and coordinate with external auditors during the annual audit process.
  • Prepare monthly reports as required, including GST, WCB, and government remittances.
  • Prepare and file tax returns and other statutory reporting.

B. Reporting Responsibilities and Authorities from Supervisor

  • Reports to the Accounting Manager.

C. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA certification or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience of full cycle accounting.
  • Experience mentoring junior accounting staff.
  • Strong understanding of IFRS and Canadian accounting principles and regulations.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Self-motivated and results-focused
  • Good organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present financial data to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Elevated levels of integrity and ability to manage confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently within established guidelines and procedures and as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in MS Office software (Excel, Word, and Outlook) and accounting software (e.g. Quickbooks, NetSuite)
  • Adheres to and promotes Nch’ḵaỷ’s six Guiding Principles (Leadership, Trust, Respect, Wisdom, Competence, and Passion).
  • Experience working with First Nations is considered an asset.

D. Special Requirements

  • Willing to work additional hours and off-site as required.


Doing business the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh way, on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory

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