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Job Posting – Accountant - Position Filled

April 18, 2024

Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Reports to: Senior Manager – Administration

Department: Administration

Location: North Vancouver

About Us: Established by Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative and growing First Nations owned company that provides a range of natural and cultural resource services to diverse clients. Established in 2004, Inlailawatash provides integrated cultural and renewable resource services to Indigenous and crown governments, utilities, private sector businesses, and non-profit organizations. 


Based in səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/North Vancouver BC, we are comprised of natural resource, forestry, fisheries, archaeology, and GIS professionals, with knowledgeable field personnel who offer an exceptional combination of academic training, work experience, and project management skills. Prioritizing respect for Indigenous and environmental values throughout our business, Inlailawatash is truly unique. 


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Job Summary: The role of the Accountant is to maintain accurate financial records and ensure the efficient management of our financial operations with regards to Inlailawatash clients and staff. As an Experienced Bookkeeper, you will play a crucial role in contributing to the financial success of our innovative and sustainable projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing budgets for projects and the overall company, as well as forecasting financial performance based on current trends and future projections.
  • Implementing and maintaining internal control procedures to safeguard company assets and ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Preparing documentation and providing support for external audits or reviews conducted by regulatory bodies or stakeholders.
  • Utilizing accounting software to manage financial transactions, generate reports, and streamline accounting processes.
  • Monitoring cash flow, managing cash reserves, and optimizing cash flow to meet operational needs and financial obligations.
  • Identifying and assessing financial risks, and implementing strategies to mitigate those risks effectively.
  • AR/AP, reconciling bills and invoicing.
  • Coordinating payment of payroll 
  • Generating project profitability reports 
  • Creating journal entries for WIP
  • Monitor and reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • Maintaining prepaid and amortization schedule working papers
  • Review project profitability after manager review
  • Review, audit, analyze, and prepare financial statements/summaries.
  • Provide accounting support to ILP where possible, overseeing and supporting quires.
  • Additional task as it related to the role.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 4+ years of relevant financial experience, applying GAAP in day-to-day tasks. Openness to learning new professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Post-Secondary certification in accounting or related discipline.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and QuickBooks.
  • Highly organized self-starter with a strong attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Adaptive with tight deadlines, changing priorities and client requests.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.

Working Conditions: 


Physical Demands

  • Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity activities 
  • Occasional scanning and collating of financial documents.
  • Occasional travel as required.

Mental Focus 

  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information.
  • Ability to remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Must stick adherence to established GAAP, systems, and processes.
  • Highly-developed ability to work under pressure.

Environmental Conditions

  • Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions.
  • Highly sensitive financial, legal, confidential, and political issues.
  • Engagement with other departments. Limited interaction with clients, contractors, levels of government and First Nations.
  • Occasional meetings outside normal office hours.

Travel: Although this position is primarily office based, there may be a portion of time spent traveling 


Working Hours: 35-hour per week, overtime as required.


Expected Start Date: As soon as possible, willing to wait for the right candidate.


Compensation: $28-46/h CAD; Plus, Extended Health Benefits & Pension Plan


Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to

Please use subject line: Bookkeeper - Last Name, First Name (e.g., Accountant – Riviera, Peter).


Applicants of Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply.


We thank you for your interest in advance. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.

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