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.


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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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-motivated enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready for the challenges facing this dynamic leadership role.


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Please direct applications to:

Cathy Webster
Governance/HR Support Manager
Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Rd. Saanichton, BC
V8M 2C3

Phone: (250) 652-9101 ext. 304
Fax: (250) 652-9114