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Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can help make a difference in a city of vibrant communities? This is an incredible opportunity to work for one of BC's top employers for six consecutive years and to contribute to the exciting evolution of the City of Surrey!

Title Payroll Technician
Job Status Full Time Regular
Overview This is a specialized, complex, clerical position, responsible for the processing of all aspects of payroll in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. Considerable responsibility and independence of action is exercised, working within set guidelines.

Typical duties include collecting data, processing and distributing timely bi-weekly payroll payments, reconciling accounts, maintain accurate payroll records. In addition you will administer corporate policies; check payroll material and data submitted for conformity with legislation, regulations, agreements and procedures. Also you will prepare accurate payroll documents and complete assignments by required deadlines.


As the ideal candidate, you are able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, work in a team setting and have good organizational and time-management skills. In addition you are able to perform and succeed under the pressure of deadlines. You will also have good knowledge of current payroll and benefit law, issues, processes and systems. You will also possess good working knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping, mainframe computer and PC applications, including Excel and Word for Windows.


Qualified applicants will a minimum 5 years recent payroll experience in a large computerized setting, the last 3 being in positions of significant complexity and responsibility.

They will also have ONE of the following:

  • Completion of Grade 12 and Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification through Canadian Payroll Association.
  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by payroll and accounting courses equivalent to Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) courses.
Note Effective fall 2013, City Hall will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located in North Surrey (King George and 104th area). Surrey's New City Hall (NCH) is part of the Build Surrey program, designed to make Surrey an even more exciting place to live and work, and to position the city for growth over the next decade. NCH will act as a catalyst to stimulate job creation in the city and will be easily accessible to residents and businesses.
Other Information This position requires completion of criminal record check.
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