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Capital Works Manager

About the Organization

The Heiltsuk Nation is a First Nations government in the Central Coast region of British Columbia in the community of Bella Bella.

The present-day Heiltsuk (formerly the Bella Bella) Band of Indians are the main descendants of Heiltsuk-speaking peoples who inhabited an area of approximately 6000 sq. miles in the central coastal region of what is today known as British Columbia.

About Bella Bella

The village of Bella Bella is on Campbell Island on the central coast of BC, approximately 200 km north of Vancouver Island.

The community has 1,500 people with full access to a large range of outdoor activities centered on the ocean, a daycare, elementary school, high school, hospital, BC Ferries route, airport, RCMP station.

Located on the north coast in the middle of the Great Bear Rain forest, this area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, camping, kayaking, and whale watching.

About the Opportunity

Heiltsuk Nation is seeking a Capital Works Manager in Bella Bella, BC.

You will be responsible for developing the capital plan for the organization based on a 5 – 20 year span. This will involve establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems and supervising general accounting, accounts receivable, collection and payroll of the Capital Department at the Heiltsuk Tribal Council. You will also ensure the legal and regulatory compliance for all Heiltsuk Tribal Council capital projects, accounting and financial reporting functions.

Specifically, you will:

  • Budget and forecast, report and analyze, identify and investigate variances, changes in budget plans, supplies etc.;
  • Manage the spending to meet aggressive financial targets, and identify issues and make recommendations to leadership;
  • Partner and provide financial leadership to market level senior leadership team and program managers for all capital issues;
  • Address and resolve financial and operational issues associated with capital budgeted spend, accounting classification, project set-up, capital vendor contract terms, CIP objectives and reporting, and any other financial issues;
  • Be the first point of contact for all market network finance activities to include capital, fixed asset management, procurement, and vendor contract compliance;
  • Collect, interpret and report financial data;
  • Report on company status against, and ability to meet, its strategic and operational objectives;
  • Collect and analyze cost data versus budget for ascertaining financial performance and risk assessment;
  • Communicate and collaborate with departmental leaders to stay abreast of spending, budgeting, reports, and evaluation;
  • Monitor legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to financial reporting and operations, and ensure (Company Name) compliance;
  • Investigate/resolve variances in budgets, reporting, internal controls, and general accounting;
  • Hire, train, develop and appraise staff;
  • Arrange for audits as necessary.

In addition to a BS/BA or equivalent combination of education and experience, you have 5+ years of experience within a medium to large organization. Extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning, and asset management is essential.

It is necessary that you have ample knowledge of the community’s Municipal department, along with advanced proficiency with accounting software. Experience with spreadsheet programs and applications, as well as project management software would be considered an asset.

You will join us with outstanding communication skills both verbally and in writing, along with a strong work ethic and a positive team attitude.

As a disciplined and direct individual, you are also flexible enough to adapt appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor, and you have a strong attention to detail as well as a high level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability. You will need proven organizational, analytical thinking, negotiation, people management, problem solving/resolution, and interpersonal skills to excel with us.

You thrive in a team environment and you are proficient using the MS Office Suite, and you have the capacity to attend and conduct presentations.

Lastly, you must have the ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government agencies. Some travel and working overtime may be a requirement of this role.

**Please note that to be eligible for this role you MUST be a Canadian Resident. Regrettably, International applicants WILL NOT be considered.

About the Benefits

The Capital Works Manager will be rewarded with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications/experience. The organization truly values its employees, and supports training and professional development in a casual team environment.

The Heiltsuk Nation offers a family friendly workplace, with fantastic working conditions and benefits, including:

  • Full Benefits (Long, Health, Extended Health and Pension)
  • Regular Monday-Friday hours with occasional weekends
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Cell phone, computer or tablet provided
  • 1 additional week of paid designated holiday
  • Paid Statutory Holidays
  • Regularly scheduled social events
  • Tuition assistance
  • Relocation assistance and subsidized housing

This position is an extremely satisfying and rewarding role giving you the chance to finish each working day knowing you have truly made a difference to your colleagues and the organization.


If you’re looking for a leadership position that is guaranteed to provide you with satisfaction – Apply Now!

Closing Date: March 25, 2016 @ 430 PM

Email your resume and 3 references to:  mslett@heiltsuknation.ca

This page is updated regularly. Please check back often.  If you have information regarding employment oppertunites you would like added to this page please contact us by ph. 250-957-2381 ext. 2240 or via email to helpdesk@heiltsuknation.ca