ASL Environmental Sciences Inc.

August 21, 2014

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Full-time Bookkeeper — ASL Environmental Sciences Inc.

ASL Environmental Sciences Inc., a busy scientific consulting company located in Saanichton BC, is seeking a full-time bookkeeper.  Our company is employee-owned and operated. It offers, in addition to a competitive salary, a profit-sharing plan, a comprehensive benefits package and share-purchase opportunities for all employees.

We are looking for someone with significant bookkeeping and accounting experience to assist in maintaining our books and to support the accounting aspect of the organization’s operations.  Responsibilities will be varied and interesting.  The bookkeeper will work in close co-operation with the Office Manager, as well as the Manager of Human Resources and may have some supervisory responsibility for junior staff.

The accounting process of the company is somewhat complex. It requires experience and knowledge different from that needed for a typical small business. While much of this experience will be gained on the job, experience in a high-tech environment would be an asset.  We envision a continuing appointment and gradually increasing levels of responsibility for the right candidate. 


  • Perform standard bookkeeping functions (for example, coding and posting invoices, accounts receivable, preparing cheques and deposits, etc.)
  • Liaise with scientific staff and support them in bookkeeping needs related to their project areas and the keeping of accurate time records
  • Complete monthly reconciliation for all bank accounts
  • Maintain an accurate and complete trail of supporting documentation for all bookkeeping activities
  • Maintain up-to-date, complete and systematic filing system to support financial records
  • Assist with preparation of year-end working papers and spreadsheets


  • Ability to work well with others
  • A minimum of 7 years of bookkeeping experience.  Training in a recognized accounting program is desirable and would be counted as part of the experience.
  • Organized,  systematic nature and fast learner
  • Confidence with new technology
  • Competence with Simply Accounting software as well as experience with standard office software such as Excel, Word, etc.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prepare back up documentation to support any financial information reported externally
  • Payroll System experience is an asset.

Start date: as soon as possible (negotiable)

Time Commitment:   37.5 hours per week

Remuneration: Very competitive salary, commensurate with training and experience; comprehensive benefits package; profit-sharing

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Application procedures:

Please include the following in your application:

1. A cover letter clearly outlining why you feel you are well suited to this position and your salary expectations

2. A current resume

3. The names and contact information for 3 professional references

Send your completed application as soon as possible to: 

Manager of Human Resources

ASL Environmental Sciences Inc.

#1 – 6703 Rajpur Place

Saanichton, BC  V8M 1Z5

Or email

No telephone calls or drop-ins please. The close date is September 12, 2014. To learn more about our company, please visit us at

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we will be notifying only successful applicants.  We greatly appreciate your interest in our company and in this important position with us.