Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Greater Vancouver, British Columbia 17 December

Pacific National Exhibition

  • Description

    Payroll & Benefits Administrator
    Full-time Permanent
    Date Posted: October 22, 2018

    Who we are…
    The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 108 year old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of $54 million dollars and generates revenue through three activity streams: the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 750,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, year-round events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and being the best we can be.
    At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees or the community.

    Reporting to the Manager, Payroll, the Payroll & Benefits Administrator will support the organization by running full-cycle payroll, year-end processes and benefits administration. Our ideal candidate has experience in unionized and non-unionized environments, has a methodical approach and is a true team player.

    Why join our Team?
    •Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
    •Flexible work environment
    •Health and wellness employee events – put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening out with your favorite colleagues
    •Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
    •Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
    •On-site fitness center
    •Competitive compensation package
    •Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

    What will you do this year?
    In your role as a Payroll & Benefits Administrator, your primary accountabilities will be to:
    •Run full-cycle payroll and year-end processes for union staff in a timely and accurate manner
    •Verify that payroll is processed in line with Collective Agreements and Employment Standards
    •Calculate and prepare manual cheques as required
    •Prepare complex reports
    •Prepare journal entries and calculate absence accruals
    •Prepare regular payroll account reconciliations
    •Assist the Payroll Manager with short-term disability claims
    •Process union pay adjustments, rate changes, terminations and records of employment
    •Other related duties as assigned

    What else?
    •Must have 2 or more years of experience in all facets of payroll administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    •Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline such as accounting and/or business administration
    •Completion of Canadian Payroll Associations Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation
    •Experience with payroll service providers and processing union payroll is an asset
    •Previous experience implementing a new ERP/Payroll system is an asset
    •Knowledge of legal requirements and entitlements governing payroll
    •Ability to conduct complex calculations with speed and accuracy
    •Ability to remain calm under pressure and tight deadlines
    •Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills; ability to speak, read, write and understand English for the purpose of written and oral instructions
    •Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends during the two weeks of the Fair (mid-August to beginning of September)
    •Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

    Who are you?
    •Skillful communicator

    Where and when to APPLY?
    Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at and will be accepted until the role is filled.
  • Requirements

  • Minimum education level: Bachelor´s Degree
  • Years of experience: 2
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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