We're hiring a Bookkeeper.

Apply as soon as possible.

Apply as soon as possible.


CHLY 101.7 FM is the broadcasting voice of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island University students. Beginning as a student club in 1994, and gaining not-for-profit status in 1997 as the Radio Malaspina Society, CHLY was approved for a broadcast licence by the CRTC in 2001.

CHLY is currently  a community based, campus-community radio station, with a small staff and over 60+ volunteers made up of Community Members and Student members from VIU. CHLY offers alternative coverage of every genre and perspective, with a mandate to support niche programming, local and Canadian artists and underrepresented voices. Each week, locally produced and syndicated programs are broadcast on CHLY 101.7fm in four different languages, with live streaming and podcasts at chly.ca.

The Bookkeeper of CHLY works with the Executive Director to ensure that the financials are tracked and accounted for. This includes tracking and scheduling bills to be paid, drafting cheques, following up on sales invoices, and supplying the auditor with the information that they need to complete the financial audit for the October Annual General Meeting.


The applicant will work with a small team in a non-profit broadcasting environment to:

  • Maintain CHLY’s (the Radio Malaspina Society) financial records using Freshbooks (or Sage 50 if absolutely necessary) and ADP’s Team Pay systems;

  • Post journal entries and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balance of books, and maintain general ledgers;

  • Calculate and prepare cheques for supplier invoices, government remittances as well as other expenditures;

  • As necessary, complete and submit tax remittance forms, workers’ compensation forms, pension contribution forms and other government documents;

  • Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports;

  • Ensure with the Executive Director, that the Auditor is supplied with all information required for the annual financial report of the organization;

  • Support the Sales Coordinator by providing data reports of outstanding accounts and, on occasion, contacting delinquent customers to expedite payment.


  • Has a background in bookkeeping or accounting.

  • Professional oral, written, digital, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

  • The ideal candidate will be motivated and organized.


  • Will report to the Executive Director of CHLY and receive direction from them.

  • Will work with the Sales Coordinator to ensure that past due accounts are followed up on.

Compensation: Rate of pay is $15.00/hr based on 20 hours/month. This is negotiable upon bookkeeper experience.

Send resume with cover letter to: jesse.woodward@chly.ca Subject line: CHLY Hiring Committee—Book Keeper

Official start date: As soon as possible.

Official end date: Ongoing.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. CHLY is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applicants from underrepresented groups.