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Payroll Technician


Payroll and Benefits Technician


Vancouver, BC



STRIVE is a specialist recruitment firm offering proactive recruitment solutions in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Corporate Administration, and Manufacturing Operations. STRIVE supports various clients from small to medium-sized enterprises to Fortune 500 organizations for their permanent, contract, and temporary recruitment needs.


STRIVE has partnered with an esteemed client in the education industry. This is a great opportunity to work with a renowned company, a TOP EMPLOYER, and expand your current experience. We are looking for a Payroll and Benefits Technician who is adaptable and focused for their Vancouver location.

Positions within this band perform diverse functions. Work may include developing and monitoring systems and procedures, verifying and auditing accounts and/or working with students on life skills development. Liaises with staff and suppliers and/or families and community agencies to provide assistance and resolve problems. Provides information, advice and training to all staff. Plans, assigns and supervises or provides guidance to staff and/or students performing a wide variety of functions.


·       Provides technical and resource support to the Division

·       Responsible for the timely completion of payroll and benefit deduction processing for an assigned employee group

·       Performs complex calculations for a variety of situations such as new hires, leaves, position changes, and terminations

·       Recognizes potential payroll and benefit problems; investigates, resolves, and reports on problems as required

·       Identifies, investigates, resolves, and reports on payroll, benefits or pension deduction problems

·       Supervises work performed by staff in lower pay bands including providing training and ensuring their work is completed accurately and on time

·       Provides information to employees regarding their payroll and balance records as well as information to departmental officers and staff members on methods used in computing pay and answers inquiries from outside sources

·       Monitors and reconciles payroll benefit enrolments and reporting against payroll and billing, initiates corrective action when needed and/or makes appropriate recommendations to management, timely submission plan enrolment and adjusting entries

·       Prepares workbooks, templates, letters and forms required for validating and coordinates the schedule in adherence to the payroll calendar deadlines

·       Process and enroll employees in benefit and pension group plans

·       Reconciles significant volumes of data requiring complex formulas, VLook up and pivot tables to validate accuracy and completeness of the benefit calculations and deductions compared to vendor invoices.

·       Writes queries and creates ad-hoc reporting and extracts data from the database

·       Performs other work within the band as assigned


·       Currently holds a valid Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation from The Canadian Payroll Association plus minimum five (5) years of experience in Payroll and accounting.

·       Working knowledge of federal and provincial laws, Board regulations and union agreements that are applicable to wage and salary administration, benefits and entitlements.

·       Strong knowledge of Payroll legislation, Canada Revenue Agency Benefits and Pension.

·       Must be able to work independently with little direction, exercise a high level of initiative, problem-solve complex issues and demonstrate strong communication skills.

·       Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-driven working environment.

·       Must be able to pass the following assessments: Excel (75+%), Accounting and Payroll. Must have or be willing to obtain supervisory skills training.



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