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Gwich'in Tribal Council in Inuvik

Gwich'in Tribal Council is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Finance Officer in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.  Reporting to the Financial Controller, The Finance Officer is responsible for providing financial and accounting services for all programs and services offered by the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) in accordance with Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, applicable legislation, regulations, directives, policies, procedures, and principles.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares and processes all financial documents, including payroll to ensure accuracy and adherence to financial regulations as well as verify and processes honorarium submissions for accuracy and completeness before processing and tracks payments
  • Matches all invoices to purchase orders, coding invoices, obtaining program managers approval of invoices and coding and processing for payment and submitting cheques and backup for signature in Inuvik and distribute once signed
  • Reviews, prepares and processes all accounts payable documents (invoices/requisitions, travel expenses, credit card transactions, and other requests) for payment.  Ensures accurate coding, appropriate supporting documentation is provided, verification of program balances, authorization, matching information on invoices to purchase orders/requisitions and determines priorities for processing payments in a timely and accurate manner
  • Using the Sage 50 Accounting Software, sets up vendor and client accounts, posts accounting transactions/journal entries, and generates financial statements.  Verifies the accuracy of data entry of financial documents as well as to conduct monthly bank statement reconciliations and make necessary adjustments.
  • Distributes payments and maintains payment distribution records in accordance with policies and guidelines
  • Communicates with managers, staff, vendors, contractors, and Participants as the first point of contact for inquiries and/or issues with all commitment accounts, and is responsible for providing a timely and effective resolution with a client-focused perspective
  • Coordinates the use of credit cards to ensure procedures for purchasing and travel are properly followed.  Ensures that all receipts for all expenses charged to credit cards are submitted with the expense reports, and verifies that the expenses are business-related. Reconciles monthly credit card statements, and ensures timely payment of credit card invoices
  • Audits and processes travel expense reports for all duty travel for staff, meeting participants and board members, by ensuring that the amounts claimed are in accordance with approved GTC travel polices and rate allowances.  Verifies the correct financial coding and spending authority are recorded on the expense report.  Maintains travel authorization and expense records to audit and reconcile to the monthly credit card statements. Also, tracks outstanding travel advances to ensure that they have been cleared.
  • Administers payroll activities by ensuring that the payroll is processed and reconciled in an accurate and timely manner. Verifies casual employee timesheets and rates of pay, enters employee and payroll information into Sage 50 Accounting Software, issues record of employment, payroll remittances, prepares T4 and T4A for distribution from the financial system, including making the necessary adjustments, and reconciles payroll earnings and deductions.
  • Assists with year-end and audit processes. Including account payable and receivable accruals, and journal vouchers to ensure that financial transactions accurately allocated to the period on a timely basis and collects, verifies and distributes information for external auditor requests relations to financial transaction processing.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Business Administration or Accounting
  • 2 years of related experience
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector check required
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license an asset
  • Equivalencies (combinations of education and experience) may be considered

SKILLS & ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and accounting theories and practices 
  • Knowledge of general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, reconciliation, and internal controls
  • Knowledge and ability to administer payroll 
  • Experience with computerized accounting software and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), database applications, Internet and Email.
  • Problem-solving, analytical and evaluation skills
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply financial legislation, acts, and regulations
  • Ability to organizes time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and team environment 
  • Ability to work with people in an effective, tactful manner

Closing Date: January 30, 2020

To Apply to this job please click on this link: Finance Officer

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered including allowances of $20,000 per annum, health and dental benefits, and generous leave entitlements.

Priority Consideration will be given to qualified Participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. We thank all who apply but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline:
January 30, 2020

Gwichin Tribal Council in Inuvik

The Gwich’in Tribal Council as the shareholder to the Gwich’in Settlement Corporation (GSC) is seeking interested participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (GCLCA) to sit as a member of the Board of Directors of the Gwich’in Settlement Corporation for a four (4) year term.

The GSC invests and administers the capital transfer funds paid to the Gwich’in by the Government of Canada from 1992 to 2007, pursuant to the finalization of the GCLCA in 1992. As of October 2019, the GSC has almost $133 million in assets, which is used to carry out the activities outlined by Chapter 11 of the GCLCA. The GSC was established for the benefit of current and future generations of Gwich’in participants and was incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act on December 22, 1992.

The GSC Board of Directors includes one (1) representative from each of the Tetlit, Gwichya, Nihtat and Ehdiitat Designated Gwich’in Organizations (DGOs) and two (2) representatives from the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC). There are a total of six (6) Directors for the GSC. Applicants will need to be nominated by one of the above-mentioned DGOs or the GTC and be approved by the GTC Board of Directors to stand for election at the GTC Annual General Assembly in Inuvik, NT currently scheduled for September 2020.

Ideal candidates will be Gwich’in participants who:

  • Demonstrate consistent values of respect and trustworthiness;
  • Understanding of financial markets and concepts;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Gwich’in participants via various methods (in person, phone, email, social media);
  • Availability to attend at least four (4) GSC Board Meetings each year which include two (2) 1-day meetings in March/April and May/June in the Gwich’in Settlement Area (GSA), a conference call in July/August and one (1) 2-day Annual Meeting in southern Canada; and,
  • Business/Commercial experience is considered an asset;

Applications must be received no later than January 17, 2020

For more information please contact:
Alain Chiasson, General Counsel
Gwich’in Tribal Council
Box 1509
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
PH: (867) 777-7900
FX: (867) 777-7919
Alain.Chiasson@gwichintribal.ca

Only successful candidates will be notified

Application Deadline:
January 17, 2020

Gwichin Tribal Council in Inuvik

The Gwich’in Tribal Council and The Children First Society in Inuvik have partnered to create an immersion language program to create a Gwich’in language learning opportunity for preschool children in Inuvik. The program will offer full days of immersion for children and evening classes for their families. We are seeking fluent speakers to work with the children and to teach the evening class for families in Inuvik, NT. 

Experience and Qualifications 

We are seeking someone with strong language skills to teach evening classes. It is not necessary that you have certification in teaching, however, experience with teaching and ability to read and write Gwich’in are an asset. You are passionate about passing on the Gwich’in language, helping to create the next generation of speakers. You are willing to work with other speakers and program staff to create the best program for families of your community. You are patient and you enjoy working with adults and youth to help them learn Gwich’in. You are willing to participate in the training opportunities the program will provide.  

Personal Suitability 

Working as a dynamic team member, your energy and creativity helps you to play with, and guide youth and parents in exploring beginner level language. Your compassion and understanding for the Gwich’in language and culture assist you to increase understanding and knowledge in all the program participants. Your dedication to children and their families motivates you to continue on in this demanding yet rewarding position.  

Compensation 

We are offering very competitive rates and a flexible work schedule.   

Deadline to Apply: Open until position filled

To Apply to this job please click on this link: Language Teachers

Application Deadline:
January 17, 2020

Gwich’in Tribal Council and The Children First Society in Inuvik

The Gwich’in Tribal Council and The Children First Society in Inuvik have partnered to create an immersion language program to create a Gwich’in language learning opportunity for preschool children in Inuvik. The program will offer full days of immersion for children and evening classes for their families. We are seeking fluent speakers to work with the children and to teach the evening class for families in Inuvik, NT. 

Experience and Qualifications 
It is not necessary that you have certification in teaching, and you do not need to read or write Gwich’in, but you are a strong speaker and you carry a wealth of knowledge about Gwich’in language and culture. You have personal experience in helping to raise young children and you understand that children learn through play and exploring the world. You are passionate about passing on the Gwich’in language helping to create the next generation of speakers. You are willing to work with other speakers and program staff to create the best program for the children of your community. You are patient and you enjoy the presence of children. You are willing to participate in the training opportunities the program will provide. 

Personal Suitability 
Working as a dynamic team member your energy and creativity helps you to play with, and guide the children in a developmentally appropriate program. Your compassion and understanding for the Gwich’in language and culture assist you to increase the understanding and knowledge in all the program children, families and staff. Your dedication to children and their families motivates you to continue on in this demanding yet rewarding position.  

Compensation 
We are offering very competitive rates and a flexible work schedule.  

Applications 
Applications including cover letter and resume should be emailed to: 
Children First Society 
Attn: Language Hiring
childrenfirst@northwestel.net

Deadline to ApplyOpen until position is filled

Application Deadline:
January 17, 2020

Gwich’in Tribal Council and The Children First Society in Inuvik

The Gwich’in Tribal Council and The Children First Society in Inuvik have partnered to create an immersion language program to create a Gwich’in language learning opportunity for preschool children in Inuvik. The program will offer full days of immersion for children and evening classes for their families. 

Experience and Qualifications 
As a Language/Cultural Early Childhood Development (ECD) Practitioner, you are a seasoned staff person who has worked in a child care centre. You may have a diploma or certification in Early Childhood (or equivalent) as well as a solid understanding of Gwich’in culture and some knowledge of the language.  Your experience in caring for children allows you to work with the program team to implement intentional practice following the interests and needs of the children to develop an exciting language program.  You enjoy nurturing young children and working with Elders to support them in developing and conducting educational and enjoyable programming. You are passionate about learning the Gwich’in language and aspire to pass it on to the next generation of speakers. You are able to implement the new NWT Day Care regulations and requirements and carry out policies and procedures established by the Board to ensure a safe environment for the children.

Personal Suitability 
Working as a dynamic team member your energy and creativity helps you to play with and guide the children in a developmentally appropriate program. Your compassion and understanding for the Gwich’in language and culture assist you to increase the understanding and knowledge in all the program children, families and staff. Your sound work ethic encourages you to be consistent and fair. Your dedication to children and their families motivates you to continue on in this demanding yet rewarding position.  

Compensation 
Compensation will be finalized with the successful candidate.  

Applications 
Applications including cover letter and resume should be emailed to: 

Children First Society 
Attn: Language Hiring
childrenfirst@northwestel.net

Deadline to Apply: Open until position is filled

Application Deadline:
January 17, 2020

Gwichin Tribal Council in Inuvik

The Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) is seeking highly motivated and energetic Casual Administrative Assistants.
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Grade 12 Education
  • Post-secondary education is a significant asset
  • Knowledge of Administrative duties/tasks
  • Customer service abilities
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license an asset
  • Microsoft Office experience 
  • Previous experience 
     

Employment is on an as-and-when-needed basis. 

Application Deadline: Ongoing Recruitment

To Apply to this job please click on this link: Casual Administrative Assistant

Priority Consideration will be given to qualified Participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement residing in Inuvik.

Application Deadline:
January 17, 2020

Gwichin Tribal Council in Inuvik

The Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) is seeking highly motivated and energetic labourers.  

Labourer positions include moving office equipment and other items in and out of storage facilities. Employment is on an as-and-when needed basis. Candidates for labourer positions should have past experience.
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to lift up 20 pounds or more
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license an asset
  • Previous experience and/or training in workplace safety is considered an asset. 

 

Application Deadline: Ongoing Recruitment

To Apply to this job please click on this link: Casual Labourer

Priority Consideration will be given to qualified Participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement residing in Inuvik. We thank all who apply but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Application Deadline:
January 17, 2020

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