Finance Controller for Musqueam Indian Band

Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #176
Monday, November 27, 2023

About Musqueam

We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Plant, the name of the plant is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Plant. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit 

Position Summary  


The Controller is responsible for financial reporting and managing daily accounting operations in a dynamic and community-focused environment. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller provides leadership and direction for financial and management reporting, internal control, payroll, financial systems support, and financial planning.  The Controller also will assist the CFO in the transition to self-government; and in the implementation of the Financial Administration Bylaw and supporting policies and directives.  The Controller manages a team of six, including two CPA’s.


Roles & Responsibilities


  • Produces monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements including variance analysis and other reports as directed.  Includes annual consolidated statements.
  • Monitors annual revenue and expenditures against budget, Band objectives, and funding agreements and analyze the financial implications of department activities.
  • Assists with treasury management and banking
  • Leads year-end audit process.
  • Assists with annual operating and capital budget development.
  • Maintains fixed asset ledger.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues, administrators, and outside agencies.
  • Participates in multi-functional projects
  • Manages junior and senior staff; and mentors staff in finance best practices
  • Ensures adherence to finance bylaws and directives
  • Recommends process improvements and internal controls
  • Other related duties as required.




  • University Degree in accounting or business
  • Canadian CPA designation REQUIRED
  • Experience with Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards an asset
  • Experience with ERP and corporate planning systems
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Thrives in a fast paced deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals
  • Good knowledge of budget preparation and alternate sources of funding. 
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets
  • Ability to use tact and good judgement in dealing with sensitive and complex issues. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; and
  • Valid BC Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check


Working Conditions

  • The work is performed in an office environment.
  • Remote work is not an option for this position; occasional work-from-home only


Why work for Musqueam?

Our success as a leader as a First Nations Government is built on the traditional teachings of our people, initiative and dedication of the Musqueam Indian Band.  Providing a highly engaged traditional government that is member focused.

  • Competitive salary
  • Training and career development
  • Business casual environment
  • Community fitness and gym access
  • Comprehensive group benefits plan and pension plan
  • Centrally located with free parking; free onsite gym and class access; close to nature trails at UBC and along the Fraser River, shops, restaurants and services.

Other details

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  • Vancouver, BC, Canada