Payroll Coordinator – City of Coquitlam

4 July 2023

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Payroll Coordinator

Temporary Full-Time (Up to 1 year)

 We  acknowledge  with  gratitude  and  respect  that  the  name  Coquitlam  was  derived  from  the  hən̓ q̓ əmin̓ əm̓   word kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓ əc̓ iy̓ aɁɬtəməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
We are currently looking for a talented Payroll Coordinator to join our busy, fast paced and highly effective Payroll team in the Finance Division in a temporary full-time capacity.
This position will help ensure that employees are paid accurately and on time, while focusing on defined best practices and demonstrating a commitment to sustaining a high level of service to our employees. This role will coordinate the preparation and transmission of bi-weekly payroll, including the calculation of payouts and processes, review and correction of irregularities in payroll processes, compilation and balancing of year-end reports such as T4’s and other reconciliations and adjustments, pension plan remittances, as well as the interpretation of various legislation and regulations related to payroll administration. A key measure of success will be communicating with the Payroll Clerks and Payroll Manager throughout the pay process workflow to ensure issues are identified and all tasks are completed effectively.
The successful incumbent will have excellent attention to detail, work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment, have proven payroll experience and will be able to build effective relationships with a variety of internal client groups. Experience with relevant payroll software such as Peoplesoft (or similar software) will be considered an asset.
Requirements include completion of Grade 12 supplemented by relevant courses or certificates in payroll administration plus considerable related experience, preferably in a municipal or public sector, or an equivalent of training and experience.
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The City offers an hourly salary of $34.23 to $40.29 (2022 CUPE rates) plus 6 % in lieu of benefits. This position is based in Coquitlam with some flexible, hybrid work options available.
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on July 17, 2023.
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted