Pehdzeh Ki First Nation
May 8, 2019
Wrigley, Canada
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  • Great opportunity for a finance professional to make a true difference to the vibrant community of Pehdzeh Ki First Nation in Wrigley, NT
  • Receive a Competitive Salary
  • Rent-free accommodations and relocation assistance for the right candidate!

About the Organization

The Pehdzeh Ki First Nation (PKFN) is located in the vibrant community of Wrigley, Northwest Territories. You will find the PKFN on the all-weather Mackenzie Highway #1, at the beginning of the winter road leading north to Inuvik. The residents stay true to their traditional lifestyle and still participate in activities including fur harvesting, hunting, and fishing.

PKFN is located along the east bank of the Mackenzie River. It is surrounded by old-growth mountains and thousands of hectares of boreal forest and freshwater lakes – a true playground for any nature lover or outdoor enthusiast.

With a population of approximately 120 people, PKFN also has strong economic growth potential. Opportunities for economic expansion exist with secured and future road or bridge contracts, regional mineral exploration, oil and gas projects, and tourism.  PKFN also owns and oversees a heavy equipment contracting company that is responsible for managing all highway-related contracts including the operation of a full-service camp/hotel which is situated in the community.

The area is highly accessible via all-season road or chartered air service from Fort Simpson.  It should be noted that the Highway #1 route northwards from Fort Simpson to Wrigley is seasonally accessed by either a ferry or ice road crossing which shuts down twice a year for spring break up and winter freeze up.  At this time the community is accessible by chartered air service only.

About the Opportunity

PKFN currently has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Director in Wrigley, Northwest Territories.

Reporting to the Senior Administrative Officer (SAO), you will manage accounting and financial control functions for PKFN, and establish a financial strategy to achieve financial goals and objectives.

This position will also involve a basic finance training component to it working with a local finance clerk. Training will include but not be limited to daily support services for the finance department and on the job training in Sage 50 accounting software.

About the Benefits

As recognition for all your hard work and determination, you can look forward to a competitive salary, plus the following:

  • Rent-free accommodations in a new trailer home (electricity at your own cost)
  • Relocation assistance for the right candidate of up to $3000
  • Three weeks annual paid vacation 

This is your chance to join a dynamic, bustling, and growing work environment where you will have the opportunity to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community.

At PKFN, you will find a community of transition that is looking to the future via training and economic development while maintaining a traditional lifestyle and honoring the values of Dene people.

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining accounts receivable and payable on a monthly basis
  • Verifying invoices received and purchase orders
  • Preparing financial statements for approval by the First Nation Council
  • Processing payments upon approval by the First Nation Council/SAO
  • Managing payroll for all PKFN staff
  • Ensuring records systems are maintained and interpreting financial policies and procedures
  • Developing and implementing an effective system of financial management, administration, accounting, and controlling systems
  • Preparing for financial audits and ensuring compliance with local, provincial, and federal budgetary reporting requirements
  • Assisting with helping to update and administer new financial policies for the First Nation


In order to qualify for this role, you will have a Diploma or Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related discipline combined with a minimum of 5 years of related experience in accounting and finance.

You will also possess:

  • Experience in strategic planning and execution
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles
  • Proficiency with accounting software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • The ability to manage multiple shifting priorities
  • The ability to conduct in depth financial analysis and make recommendations regarding budgeting, expenditures, and financial processing
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • A history of working with First Nations governments or with FN's organizations (Asset)

This is a great opportunity for an experienced professional with excellent communication skills, as well as superior critical-thinking and decision-making abilities.

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