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Tsawout First Nation

Finance Clerk

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Posted On: Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Job Type:
Saanichton BC
Saanich Peninsula, south of Sidney
7728 Tetayut Rd.
1 Year Term
Pay Rate:

Job Description:

About the Community
Tsawout First Nation is one of five bands that constitute the Saanich Nation. Located on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, Tsawout is approximately 240 hectares in size and has a population of approximately 1,600 members with approximately 1/3 of the population being registered band members.

About the Opportunity
Tsawout First Nation is currently looking for an Accounts Receivable Clerk / Payroll Clerk to join our Accounting team. The individual will be responsible for processing and reviewing all accounts receivable transactions prior to approval. This is a full time 1 year term position and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The successful candidate will report to our Financial Controller.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Secures revenue by verifying and posting receipts; resolving discrepancies.
  • Accounts Receivable, Accounts payable.

Job Duties:

  • Secures revenue by verifying and posting receipts; resolving discrepancies.
  • Posts customer payments by recording cash, cheques, and credit card transactions.
  • Posts revenues by verifying and entering transactions from lock box and local deposits.
  • Updates receivables by totaling unpaid invoices.
  • Maintains records - invoices, debits, and credits. Filing.
  • Resolves valid or authorized deductions by entering adjusting entries.
  • Resolves invalid or unauthorized deductions by following pending deductions procedures.
  • Resolves collections by examining customer payment plans, payment history.
  • Summarizes receivables by maintaining invoice accounts; coordinating monthly transfer to accounts receivable account; verifying totals; preparing report.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Collect, compile and enter payroll data using appropriate software.
  • Calculate and post payroll deductions.
  • Process payroll by established deadlines.
  • Issue statements of earnings and deductions.
  • Reconcile employee deductions.
  • Investigate and correct payroll discrepancies and errors.
  • Process new employees, terminations, transfers and promotions.
  • Prepare and print payroll reports of earnings, hours worked, taxes, insurance, leave.


Preferred Skills:
  • 1st, 2nd level CPA or formal training. Working towards an accounting designation, and 2+ years experience, experience working in a First Nations finance dept./position considered an asset.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, organized, attention to detail, thorough.
  • Solid foundation in accounting, general math skills, data entry and knowledge of financial software.
  • Ability to analyze information and ability to research and report results.This is a unique opportunity to guide the growth of the Tsawout First Nation.  If you are self-motived, enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready for the challenges facing this dynamic leadership role.

Deadline: Open

Submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Cathy Webster, Governance/HR Support Manager
Tsawout First Nation, 7728 Tetayut Rd., Saanichton, BC V8M 2E4
or send fax to 250-652-9114 or email to cwebster@tsawout.ca

Preference may be given to qualified individuals of First Nations Ancestry.
We thank all interested applicants, however, only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.


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