Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Job Opportunity: Bookkeeper

Position Title: Bookkeeper
Terms: 15 hrs/wk, part-time permanent
Start Date: Mid-April 2024 (flexible for right candidate)
Wage: $35 per hour
Benefits: 3 weeks vacation
Location: Hybrid office/remote; fully remote work may be possible for the right candidate

Are you an experienced non-profit bookkeeper? Do you have strong knowledge of non-profit bookkeeping methods and systems? In this role, you’ll provide day-to-day bookkeeping and complete statutory fillings for Project Watershed. You’ll also work closely with the Executive Director and Operations Director to provide regular financial reporting and analysis and support the creation of our annual budget. We’re looking for someone who is detail-oriented and thorough and brings a deep commitment to accuracy. We’re seeking a good communicator who is interested in helping us improve our accounting systems and financial processes to support our organizational growth and impact.

Main Responsibilities  

  • Complete day-to-day bookkeeping and record-keeping 
  • Process biweekly payroll and manage timesheets 
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for ED and board of directors 
  • Prepare financial reports for projects and grants  
  • Support creation of annual operating budget  
  • Manage annual financial review with external accounting firm 
  • Complete statutory filings (GST rebate, charity return, payroll remittance) 
  • File and distribute T4 and T4A slips 
  • Pay and file annual WorkSafe BC premium 
  • Support financial grant reporting 
  • Help reconcile donations in accounting software with CRM 
  • Manage authorized signatories and banking access 
  • Manage Blue Cross health benefits plan and employee enrollment 
  • Help to improve financial processes and templates 
  • Ensure organization is following accounting standards  
  • Ensure compliance with government regulations 

Requirements & Assets 

  • Diploma or certificate in bookkeeping  
  • Experience in non-profit bookkeeping   
  • Experience with accrual-basis accounting methods 
  • Strong knowledge of non-profit bookkeeping systems 
  • Proficiency in Sage 50 and Quickbooks Online accounting software 
  • Ability to create efficient bookkeeping systems in non-profit setting 
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Excel  
  • Excellent computer skills (familiarity with Office 365 an asset) 
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness 
  • Commitment to a high degree of accuracy  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Experience transitioning accounting software (asset)  
Project Watershed - Comox Valley Watershed Walks

About the Organization

Project Watershed engages community members to steward the land in the Comox Valley through restoration, research, and education. We focus on watersheds, streams, estuaries, and coastlines from Deep Bay to Oyster River. Our largest project, KusKus-Sum, is restoring an old sawmill site in the Courtenay River estuary in partnership with the K’ómoks Nation. Find out more about our team and work at .


How to Apply

Email a resume and cover letter to with Bookkeeper” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is March 28, 2024 or until filled.  
If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to a 1-hour Zoom interview with two Project Watershed employees. You will be provided with interview questions in advance.  
Don’t meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly. Project Watershed honours lived experience and welcomes diverse ways of knowing. We also encourage applications from people from equity-deserving communities, including those who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S, living with a disability, and others with lived experience of oppression. 

Project Watershed operates on the unceded territory of the Pentlatch, E’iksan, and K’ómoks First Nations.

    Layne and Brenda of 40 KNOTS with Caitlin Pierzchalski ~ L.Stewart