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The Finance Department runs and operates all of the accounting functions of the Band and Band-owned Corporations. This Department maintains records for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and benefits, banking, general ledger and financial statements.

The Finance Department leads the annual budgeting session with each Band department, monitors the results and provides each Band department with updated budget reports. Reporting of budgets and financial statements are also provided to the Executive Director, Chief and Council. The Finance Department also prepares year-end working papers to support the annual audit.


Department In Charge

Nasir Ahmed

Finance Manager
Phone: 250-963-8451

Finance Staff

Constance Mekwunye

Finance Officer
Phone: 250-963-8451

Meet Constance Mekwunye, our dedicated Finance Officer at Lheidli T’enneh. With a strong background in accounting and a passion for financial management, Constance brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Constance holds a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting from the College of New Caledonia. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Studies from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK.

Before joining in Lheidli T’enneh Constance worked in Prince George Public Library, Eagle Nest Community and Aboriginal services and Thompson Community services. Known for her enthusiasm, self-motivation, and reliability, Constance approaches her work with meticulous attention to detail and a strong focus on accuracy. She has a solid foundation in financial management, accounting principles, and quantitative analysis. Constance ensures compliance with regulations and guidelines while providing valuable insights and recommendations to improve financial processes. In her role as Finance Officer, Constance demonstrates exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills. Her ability to strategize, plan, and prioritize tasks allows her to meet strict deadlines and deliver high-quality work even in demanding and fast-paced environments.

Constance values teamwork and collaboration, actively engaging with internal stakeholders to ensure the smooth operation of financial processes and to address any inquiries or concerns. Her adaptable nature and willingness to embrace new technologies and protocols make her an asset in an ever-evolving business landscape. With Constance Mekwunye as our Finance Officer, Lheidli T’enneh can rely on her expertise, dedication, and exceptional financial management skills to drive our financial success and contribute to the growth of our organization.

Elham Shirani

Accounting Clerk
Phone: 250-963-8451

Elham Shirani is a detail-oriented and highly skilled Accounting Clerk with a passion for maintaining accurate financial records and providing exceptional support in financial operations. With 7 years of experience, Elham has consistently demonstrated proficiency in managing diverse accounting tasks and ensuring compliance with regulations. She is committed to contributing to the financial success of organizations by delivering accurate and timely financial information.

In her previous roles, Elham effectively handled accounts payable and receivable, conducted financial data entry, and performed reconciliations. She has a meticulous eye for detail, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial records. She has experience in adeptly organizing and tracking expenses and income, showcasing her strong analytical and organizational skills. As an Accounting Clerk, Elham understands the importance of clear communication and teamwork.

Elham holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Payame Noor University (PNU) in Babol, Iran. She also completed her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Mazandaran (UMZ) in Babolsar, Iran. Her educational background, combined with her practical experience, equips her with a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles and practices. With her dedication to accuracy, strong attention to detail, and commitment to maintaining financial integrity, Elham Shirani is an invaluable asset to the accounting team at Lheidli T’enneh.

Financial Administration Law

Council Approved Financial Administration Law

Annual Budget

Council Approved Annual Budget


Finance Department

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