Team Leader, Payroll

Job No: SN81
Location: North Vancouver, BC

       Closing Date: February 15, 2018 at 11:30 PM (PST)

  • Great opportunity to help make a difference to the Squamish First Nations community!
  • Join a dynamic and progressive First Nations government!
  • Enjoy a competitive salary, plus comprehensive benefits and pension plan!

About the Squamish Nation

The Squamish Nation is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. Squamish Nation’s culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.

About the Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Team Leader, Payroll to join our dynamic and progressive First Nations government in North Vancouver. 

Reporting to the Manager of Accounting Services, the Team Leader, Payroll oversees a group responsible for a number of periodic payment functions including bi-weekly computerized payroll, monthly Income Assistance cheque processing and quarterly Distribution cheque processing. This person acts as in-house expert on payroll and on the payroll module of the JD Edwards computer system. Ensures payroll earnings and deductions are in accordance with federal law and Squamish Nation policy. Responsible for providing department heads with regular payroll statistics. The incumbent has a strong grasp of payroll and intermediate accounting skills and is able to take full charge of the Squamish Nation’s periodic payment functions. The incumbent will also be asked to perform a variety of advanced general accounting and year end duties.

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees payroll function.
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll and interim/special payrolls.
  • Runs/supervises running of Distribution (DB) payroll.
  • Runs/supervises running of monthly Income Assistance cheques and interim cheques as required.
  • Prepares Receiver General and other deduction related reports and submissions.
  • Prepares termination documentation. Coordinates Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP). Completes payroll accounting and manages record keeping function.
  • Oversees daily work of other payroll staff.
  • Performs year-end accounting duties.
  • Works collaboratively with human resources team.
  • Supervises the Health and Safety of Employees and adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Finance, and Accounting & Information Technology Team.

In addition, the ideal candidate will also have:  

  • Diploma in Accounting, Payroll, Financial Management or relevant/related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Enrolled in, or eligible to be enrolled for certification as Payroll Compliance Practitioner or Certified Payroll Manager, and must complete within specified timeline.
  • Plus minimum of 3 years directly-related work experience in the majority of duties listed in job description including computerized payroll administration, issuing government documents (T4, ROE, etc.), employee supervision, reconciliation of accounts/general accounting, tracking of numbers on spreadsheets, etc.
  • Payroll experience with a First Nation’s organization is preferred.
  • Level 3 or 4 student status in a Professional Accounting Designation Program is an asset.
  • Experience as an advanced level user of MS Office, the Internet, etc.
  • Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community (particularly Squamish) is preferred.
  • Must have reliable vehicle, current auto insurance, valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered. Must be able to travel as required.
  • Must provide a valid Criminal Records Check as per Squamish Nation Policy.
  • May be willing to consider Grade 12 plus minimum of 8 years relevant/related work experience for above education/experience.

As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to accounting, payroll processing, terminations, employee supervision, tracking of numbers using spreadsheets, income earned on reserve, etc.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation. 

To be considered for this role, candidates must apply by February 15, 2018. 

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