Accounts Payable Clerk

February 26 2021
Industries Education, Training
Categories Accounting, Finance, Accounts payable, Accounting clerk, Bookkeeping
Shawnigan Lake, BC


Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 13-18 (grades 8-12) on Canada's beautiful west coast. Our world-class facilities situated on a stunning 270-acre campus include eleven boarding houses, an observatory, salmon hatchery, rowing crew house on the lake, state of the art Learning Commons and Library, recording studio, and robotics lab. Our diverse, inter-disciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.



The Finance Associate - Accounts Payable works as a member of the Finance team at Shawnigan, providing responsive financial and clerical duties related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions and team tasks.


Accounts Payable

  • Process accounts payable including monthly student billing
  • Process vendor invoices
  • Review and reconcile corporate credit cards and staff expenses
  • Schedule vendor payments by EFT and wire transfer
  • Ensure the School complies with all federal and provincial sales tax regulations
  • Assist in the delivery of timely and accurate financial information
  • Help with the preparation of month-end accruals, prepaids and allocations
  • Assist with interim and year-end audits

Special Projects and Other Responsibilities

  • Contribute to budgeting processes
  • Ad hoc analysis
  • Cross-train on Accounts Receivable and general administration, to provide occasional back-up to team positions as assigned
  • Provide team office support


  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Post-secondary education in Finance
  • 3 to 6 years experience as an accounts payable clerk
  • Systems proficiency, with good Microsoft Suite skills
  • Excellent communication skills- written and verbal
  • Experience with multiple accounting systems
  • Adaptable and approachable, willing to help out our small team in a variety of area
  • Detail oriented, analytical, able to approach challenges with innovative solution
  • Excellent accuracy and organizational skills


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the attention of Heatherann Macintosh, Controller, via email. Applications may also be mailed to the General Office at:

Attention: Human Resources

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfrew Road

Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1

Competition closes when vacancy is filled.

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