Shackan Indian Band

Positive Community, Self Sufficient, Healthy Lifestyle

The Organization

The community members of Shackan or the Scw'exmx - People of the Creeks - is taken from the name of the Nicola River, Scw'ex, Manning Creek. The Shackan Indian Band is one of five bands in the Nicola Valley who comprise the Scw'exmx. Their mission statement is to promote the development of a healthy lifestyle and self- sufficiency for Shackan community members while achieving positive, respectful, leadership to all members when administering services. Shackan’s services comprise of Administration, Education, Finance, Social Development, Emergency Services and Capital Infrastructure.

  • Position: Accounts Payable Financial Clerk
  • Type: Full-time/Part-time
  • Salary: Based upon Shackan Indian Bands budget and the hired individuals experience.

Job Summary:

A Day in the life of our Accounts Payable Financial Clerk

  • Reconcile the accounts payable ledger to ensure that all bills and payments are accounted for and properly posted.
  • Verify and investigate discrepancies, if any, by reconciling vendor accounts and monthly vendor statements
  • Facilitate payment of invoices due by sending bill reminders and contacting clients
  • Generate reports detailing accounts payables status
  • Understand expense accounts and cost centers
  • Understands compliance issues around accounts payable processes (sales tax, etc.)
  • Process outgoing payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Perform day to day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, and recording accounts payable data
  • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports, recording entries.
  • Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
  • Pays employees by receiving and verifying expense reports and preparing checks.
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
  • Maintains historical records by microfilming and filing documents.
  • Reports sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

ABOUT YOU - Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • Knowledge in accounting, finance, or related field a plus 
  • Previous accounts payable experience preferred

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities - What you bring to the role:

  • Leadership & Teambuilding - Sets an example and a direction for others by acting as a role model and inspiring a positive attitude toward work, motivating others toward vision and goal achievement. Coaches for employee development and provides purposeful feedback for improved performance
  • Strategic Performance - Contributes to the organization’s strategic performance by linking long- range vision and mission to the daily work, developing individual and/or group goals, aligning goals with organization objectives and building commitment of staff to this direction
  • Financial Impact - Delivers on financial results by budgeting resources responsibly, analyzing data, recognizing trends and patterns, and synthesizing financial data into meaningful terms.
  • Analytical Thinking - Observes identifies and organizes information to detect underlying issues.

What makes you great:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience with ability to develop team and team capabilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the leadership team in the establishment of goals, strategy, preparation of budgets and funding proposals.
  • Ability to see the big picture and think strategically including understanding financial data and forecasting trends and issues.
  • Have good public and interpersonal relations skills.
  • Good understanding of the principle of analysis and profitability, and knowledge on how to influence it.
  • Ability to make decisions that improve the management of First Nation resources
  • Capacity to adapt to unexpected circumstances and work under pressure.
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive business and client information.
  • Skill to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email, and the internet, o the intermediate level (capable of using many functions and feel confident using the program)
  • Self-driven, enthusiastic, tactful, and diplomatic.

What we will provide:

  • Full-time permanent role or part-time role.
  • Competitive compensation package and Extended Health Benefits.
  • A great work culture and environment

Preference will be given to persons of aboriginal ancestry as per section 16 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Thank you to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled

Please submit your resume to the Band Office at 2099 Granit Avenue or email to assist@shackan.ca