Finance and Payroll Assistant - Jobs in Vancouver, BC - 587667

Canuck Place Childrens Hospice
Job Summary
  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Telecommuting

Job Description

Finance & Payroll Assistant

Position: Finance & Payroll Assistant

Terms: Full-time, permanent

Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Vancouver

Canuck Place Childrens Hospice (CPCH) is British Columbias recognized pediatric palliative care provider. For over two decades, through the many programs and services we provide, we have made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.

HERES WHY ITS SO GREAT TO WORK WITH US. Aside from being surrounded by a friendly, inclusive, dedicated team, Canuck Place offers employees up to 20 days vacation (pro-rated to their full-time equivalency), an employer-paid benefits package, a Health Spending account that provides up to $500 annually to provide additional coverage for health and wellness activities/services, weekly onsite massage therapy, informative lunch n learns, as well as various learning opportunities. Canuck Place Childrens Hospice also has a Care For the Caregiver committee who provides ongoing, creative activities to connect us with one another as a reminder that its this moment that really counts.


As the Finance & Payroll Assistant you will be responsible for the full cycle of Accounts Payable and the primary contact to vendors, support the month-end close and support the bi-weekly payroll process for 190+ employees. You will collaborate with the Finance Manager and the Senior Payroll & Benefits Specialist providing superior service across the organization.

Key Responsibilities:


Process vendor/supplier invoices and supplier payments

Respond to vendor queries

Record credit card expenses and process employee expense claims

Complete balance sheet reconciliations, adjustment entries and other support for month end close

Assist with other duties such as reports and balance sheet reconciliations as necessary


Ensure all hours are entered and are accurate in the timekeeping software, including on call hours and shift premiums.

Enter status changes (new hires, rate and/or FTE changes and terminations) into payroll software, including calculating vacation and termination payments.

Update employee benefits information in payroll software

Process bi-weekly payroll during new payroll software implementation and when Senior Payroll & Benefits Specialist is absent.

Assist with other duties such as reports and reconciliations as necessary


2+ experience in payroll and accounts payable

Degree or diploma in accounting

Payroll designation (PCP) is an asset

Extensive knowledge of Canadian payroll legislation

Qualifications & Skills:

Excellent organizational and time management skills including the ability to meet assigned objectives by adapting and modifying the sequence of work to meet changing priorities

High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

An established reputation for contributing to a positive work environment with professionalism and a can-do attitude

Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a collaborative team member and establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally

Proficient in Excel

Experience with Sage 300, Sage APA (Beanworks), ADP, UltiPro would be an asset

You have:

High integrity; creativity; balance, good judgment and objectivity; high vision and conceptual capabilities; consultative, facilitate and collaborative; sense of humor.

Excellent time management skills.

Demonstrates flexibility that allows you to work with high energy, creative people.

Able to thrive and effectively manage priorities in a changing, ambiguous environment.

Are eager to broaden your experience in Finance and Payroll.

Note: Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work or working at our Abbotsford Hospice location.

At the discretion of Canuck Place Childrens Hospice, the information in this job description may be reviewed and revised, as required, to meet the needs of the organization.

Canuck Place Childrens Hospice hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


Please submit your cover letter and your resume at /about-us/careers/. This position will remain open until filled. We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Payroll and accounts payable: 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelors Degree (Required)

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