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Job Posting: Finance & Operations Coordinator

May 27, 2021

Job Title: Finance and Operations Coordinator

Service Area: Administration

Status: Permanent Full-time (35hr/week; flexible options available)

Location: North Vancouver (Remote during Covid-19, all hardware will be provided)

Start Date:  As soon as possible

Closing Date: Open until filled


Established by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative and growing company that provides a range of natural and cultural resource services to diverse clients. The company has five service areas: Tree & Vegetation Management; Ecosystem Restoration; Archaeology; GIS, Mapping & Information Management; and Renewable Resources. By placing the respect of Aboriginal and environmental values as overarching priorities for our business, Inlailawatash is truly unique. Visit for more details.



The role of the Finance & Operations Coordinator is to conduct and analyze every day financial activities, facilitate overall company processes and procedures, and provide advice and guidance to the Inlailawatash management team on future financial plans. This role is responsible for the effective management of the company’s administrative and financial systems for the purpose of creating a productive work environment for all Inlailawatash employees.


The primary goal during the first year of this position is to assess the company’s current systems and procedures, research, design, and implement new accounting, payroll, and time tracking systems and procedures. Once new systems and procedures are established the role will transition into managing these new systems and potential new staff. During the first year, assisting with reporting and invoicing within the current systems will also be required.



•       Facilitate day-to-day financial operations (payroll, invoicing, accounts payable, and other transactions)

•       Prepare monthly and quarterly management reporting

•       Participate in strategic data analysis, research, and modeling for senior company leadership

•       Support project analysis, validation of plans, and ad-hoc requests

•       Manage the company's financial accounting and reporting systems

•       Ensure compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements

•       Oversee and manage the time management system

•       Facilitate the overall management of human resource support services including:

  • Standards, policies, and procedures for company employees
  • Pension and benefits plans

•       Facilitate overall management of company marketing and community engagement initiatives including:

  • Marketing and promotional materials
  • Team meetings and Staff appreciation events

•       Prepare all documents requirements for taxation

•       Support the overall management and coordination of company health and safety initiatives

•       Maintain company business licenses and insurance

•       Assist in the coordination and communication between business areas




  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration; CPA a plus
  • Minimum of two years (2) of related experience in accounts receivable, general bookkeeping, business management and/or taxation, etc.
  • Experience managing business accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks)
  • Strong demonstrated use of Excel and Word
  • Previous experience working for or with an Aboriginal community or organization is an asset.



  • Positive attitude and desire to work as part of a dynamic team
  • In depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience creating and implementing a new accounting system is an asset
  • Excellent business judgment, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with senior-level business partners
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Interest in working with and learning about Indigenous communities



  • Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity activities
  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information
  • Ability to remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive
  • Respect and follow established systems and processes
  • Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions
  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment
  • Respond quickly to the reassignment of priorities, requiring innovation and resourcefulness
  • Able to work from home and the office



  • Excellent pension plan and benefits
  • Positive and supportive working environment
  • Great growth opportunities, potential to grow into a management position
  • Meaningful work in supporting Indigenous economic reconciliation


Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to Please use subject line: Finance & Operations Coordinator: Last Name, First Name (e.g. Finance & Operations Coordinator: Doe, John). Applicants of Aboriginal 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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