Job Posting 71981

Manager, Payroll & Benefits
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
620 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
closed 11 days ago (Sun, 13 Jun)
full time  •  Under review, includes benefits


Position Title:                      Manager, Payroll & Benefits

Location:                              New Westminster YMCA (620 Royal Avenue, New Westminster)


Terms:                                  Permanent, Full-Time

Start Date:                           July 5, 2021


Salary:                                  Under review, includes benefits

Reports to:                           Vice President, People



The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decisionā€making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.


For over 130 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health, fitness & aquatics, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 120,000 participants annually.


  • Do the right thing - We are caring, respectful, honest and responsible in all we do
  • Put people first - We believe in the strengths, perspectives and passion of people
  • Keep our promises -We do what we say we will do
  • Lead by example -We are courageous, speak with conviction, listen attentively and collaborate


Nature & Scope:

The Payroll & Benefits Manager oversees all payroll services, including the delivery of day-to-day payroll and benefits operations at the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. They will provide leadership to ensure the implementation of payroll best practices and will provide expertise on all regulatory and contractual obligations on payroll matters to ensure that the YMCA is able to deliver its mission. The incumbent will lead their team to provide excellent customer service and support a continuous improvement culture to take the payroll function to the next level.


The strategic focus over the next year is to review the effectiveness and efficiency of payroll operations, design management reports, create and deliver training tools for staff and managers, and assist in the development of a new compensation framework for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.


The YMCA of Greater Vancouver currently uses ADP Workforce Now and processes bi-weekly payrolls serving upwards of 1,100 salaried, daily, and hourly paid staff. The Payroll and Benefits Manager supervises three payroll and benefits staff.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Responds to government, service provider and YMCA staff enquiries with respect to payroll, benefits and remittances
  • Work closely with three Coordinators, providing hands-on support to ensure accuracy and timeliness
  • Ensures adherence to all YMCA policies and procedures, collective agreements, and relevant federal and provincial legislation
  • Ensures appropriate levels of internal controls are in place to mitigate risk
  • Develops reports and procedures to provide payroll, benefits and HR information required by management
  • Reconciles and maintains payroll accounts and manages information flow and reconciliation to the General Ledger
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate information – personnel files, personnel records, payroll & benefits records and HR information
  • Oversees activities pertaining to any external or internal audits related to payroll matters
  • Ensures compliance with benefits carrier and association benefits policies, while staying current and informed on trends and best practices in employee benefits programs


  • Canadian Payroll Manager (CPM) designation preferred
  • Working knowledge of ADP Workforce Now is preferred
  • 7+ years of progressive payroll experience with knowledge of benefits, human resources and compensation systems
  • 5+ years supervisory experience
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field
  • Thorough understanding of the Employment Standards Act and of Canada Revenue Agency rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience working with Human Resource Information Systems, specifically in designing custom reports
  • Advanced computer knowledge using MS Office applications with advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date



In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Leading Self

  • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
  • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

Leading Others

  • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
  • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

Leading Mission

  • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
  • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y

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