Payroll & Benefits Technician (Technical & Resource Support D)

School District #39 (Vancouver)

Payroll & Benefits Technician
(Technical & Resource Support D)

Location : VSB Education Centre – 1580 West Broadway
Department : Employee Services – Payroll
Position Type : Permanent
Hours : 7 hours per day
Salary : $39.79 per hour
+Extensive benefits and municipal pension plan

At the VSB, we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for students. As a large, urban school district, the VSB is one of Canada’s most diverse school systems.

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the x?m?θk??y? ?m (Musqueam), S?wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & s?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and learning and work to expand Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum and within our 107 schools and programs, where more than 50,000 students learn and grow.

Equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education. More than 7,700 staff work to create learning environments where every student thrives by prioritizing students’ needs, applying evidence-informed practices and building relationships. The VSB’s culture reflects the diversity of our city. Students enrolled in the VSB come from varied backgrounds and lived experiences and are encouraged to explore and share their unique selves and gifts. Our commitment to students goes beyond academics. Students’ overall well-being and sense of belonging are equally important. We strive to build a school system where every student can be their authentic self and succeed throughout their learning journey. In doing this work, we champion equity and accountability by making evidence-based decisions. As a learning organization, humility is our guidepost as we seek to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. Our work is guided by the VSB Education Plan and grounded in the embedded equity statement. For more information about our school district, visit https://www.vsb.bc.ca/.

In this role, you will:

Be responsible for the timely completion of payroll and benefit deduction processing for an assigned employee group
Perform complex calculations for a variety of situations such as new hires, leaves, position changes, and terminations
Recognize potential payroll and benefit problems; investigate, resolve and report on problems as required
Identify, investigate, resolve and report on payroll, benefits or pension deduction problems
Supervise work performed by staff in lower pay bands including providing training and ensuring their work is completed accurately and on time
Provide 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 enquiries from outside sources
Monitor and reconcile payroll benefit enrolments and reporting against payroll and billing, initiate corrective action when needed and/or make appropriate recommendations to management, timely submission plan enrolment and adjusting entries
Prepare workbooks, templates, letters and forms required for validating and coordinate the schedule in adherence to the payroll calendar deadlines
Process and enroll employees in benefit and pension group plans
Reconcile 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.
Write queries and create ad-hoc reporting and extract data from the data base
Provide technical and resource support to the Division
Perform other work within the job band as assigned


Completion of grade 12 and possess a valid Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation from the National Payroll Institute (formerly Canadian Payroll Association)
Minimum of 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

Your application must include:

Cover letter
3 Professional References-names, email addresses and phone numbers of your last direct supervisors/managers. Colleagues, friends, family are not accepted.
A copy of your Work Permit or PR Card (if you are not a Canadian Citizen)

We do not notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application.
Applicants will be contacted directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information.

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