CFO / Director of Finance

Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Dakwakada Capital Investments LP CFO / Director of Finance Opportunity to work and live in one of the most beautiful areas of Canada – Whitehorse, Yukon. Dakwakada Capital Investments LP (DCILP) is a privately held investment firm responsible for managing the business assets of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. DCILP is expected to generate superior returns for the Champagne and Aishihik Trust, from private equity-like investments including existing operating companies and real estate. The Board sees opportunities to diversify the investment portfolio, ensure existing ventures are profitable, that additional acquisitions are sustainable, leveraging synergies between businesses, creating shared services for portfolio companies, and building community engagement and awareness.

Reporting to the President / CEO, the CFO / Director of Finance will play a key role in this work. Established as the Yukon’s capital city in 1953, the City of Whitehorse is home to some of the most spectacular scenery, talented artists and innovative businesses in Canada. Situated along the Yukon River on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, over 33,000 people call Whitehorse home. The City enjoys a healthy economy thanks to a strong business community, which was recognized when Whitehorse was named the top city for entrepreneurs in 2018 by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

The City also enjoys a successful working relationship with the areas First Nations and the territorial government. Environmental sustainability and responsibility has become a key priority for the City. Known as Wilderness City, access to nature remains a top value for residents who can enjoy recreation activities year-round, a vibrant art scene and a multitude of cultures as people from all over the world have decided to settle north of 60. There is a reason why Whitehorse has seen a steady growth in population; it’s because it truly is a wonderful place to live, work and play.

This is your opportunity to trade in the noise, congestion and traffic for clean air, open spaces and untouched wilderness while growing your finance career. Relocation assistance is available for the selected candidate should they reside outside of Whitehorse. Chief Financial Officer / Director of Finance As an integral member of DCILP’s Management Team, and reporting directly to the President & CEO, the CFO / Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing all finance related activities for DCILP. It provides leadership in the areas of full cycle accounting operations and financial management reporting while ensuring full compliance of all regulatory, tax and legal obligations relating to financial operations.

A key aspect of this role is also providing leadership and direction to the Financial Controllers at DCILP owned operating companies in Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta. Specific Responsibilities: Lead the Finance function, ensuring that day-to-day accounting and finance transactions are performed in an accurate and timely manner, including reconciling account balances and bank statements٫ payroll, maintaining the general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. Lead and manage the Financial Planning & Analysis function, including developing forecast/plan (for product profitability, annual budget, optimization of operating expenses, etc.) and monitoring of these forecast/plans against the actuals. This will involve working closely with the senior management team across multiple operating entities.

Manage treasury functions, including cash management (i.e. manage and monitor short-term as well as medium-term cash flow forecasts to actual), monitor capital requirements and provide expertise in the development and implementation of financial and tax strategies. Lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of effective internal controls and relevant policies for key processes. Provide guidance and oversight to the Controllers at DCILP operating entities in Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta, assisting with annual budget development, monitoring financial performance against budget, cash flow management and ensuring timely and accurate reporting. Prepare consolidated financial reports of DCILP portfolio for presentation to the Board.

Manage DCILP banking and credit cards. Execute the year-end closing process and ensure the accurate and timely filing of territorial and federal taxes. Manage annual DCILP financial audit as well as review audits of DCILP operating companies. Directly prepare financial models and projections in conjunction with the Director of Corporate Development for analyzing and evaluating potential development and business opportunities (acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, real estate development, etc.) and support the President/CEO in preparing summaries and analysis for presentation to the Board of Directors.

Provide leadership/supervision to direct reports including assigning/reviewing work, performance assessments and providing clear expectations and objectives. Attract, retain and engage a high performing team with an expandable capacity to scale with the growth of the business. Contribute to the organization through other duties and projects as required and determined by the President/CEO. Requirements: CPA in good standing with their provincial governing body.

Post-secondary degree / diploma, or recognized equivalent in Finance, Commerce or Business. 12 years of progressive Finance experience, including a minimum of 4 years leading a Finance Team. Expertise in the establishment of financial controls and budgeting. Strong knowledge of Canadian GAAP / IFRS. Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Perceptive listening skills. Strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail. Effective time management and organizational skills; can balance multiple concurrent projects and priorities. Proven ability to work independently and within a team environment.

Negotiation and conflict management. A passionate desire to lead people, building a cohesive and high performing team. A collaborator, able to build and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Applicants must have current work authorization in Canada as sponsorship is not available for this position at this time.

As a First Nation-owned business, we strongly encourage submissions from qualified CAFN and Yukon First Nation Citizens as well as those from other territories and provinces. For more information about Champagne and Aishihik First Nations please see For more information about Dakwakada Capital Investments LP, please see www.

While we thank and appreciate all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies, please.



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