Job Opportunity – Senior Bookkeeper

The Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative (CFN-GBI) has an exciting and unique opportunity for a permanent, full-time Senior Bookkeeper to join our dynamic team in Vancouver.

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Senior Bookkeeper Opportunity
Reporting to the Finance Coordinator (Controller), the primary responsibilities include day-to-day full-cycle bookkeeping, administration of payroll and benefits, financial reporting and support of GBI projects, tracking and maintenance of files and source documents for GBI and the Great Bear Business Corporations (GBBC), assisting with the preparation of audits and provision of annual GBI budget support.

Required qualifications for the position include completion of Grade 12 and post-secondary certification in bookkeeping/financial administration and a minimum of 10 years hands-on, full-cycle bookkeeping and project management experience, preferably in a not-for-profit or construction, cross-cultural environment. The successful candidate must also have knowledge of First Nations cultures and how a not-for-profit society operates.

Advanced knowledge and experience using accounting software and technology including Microsoft Office programs (particularly Excel) are essential, as are excellent communication skills, patience, attention to detail, analytical skills, and a reputation as a collaborative problem solver and team player.

CFN-GBI hires on the basis of skills, ability and qualifications, however, in support of our strategy to achieve our employment goals for Aboriginal peoples, qualified Indigenous applicants, particularly from the CFN-GBI alliance Nations who at the time of application indicate such, will be given priority. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

CFN-GBI offers a competitive compensation package and an engaging work environment. Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to, to the attention of Crystal Dixon, Office Manager by 3pm on November 15, 2019.

Only those shortlisted will be contacted.