BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Accounting and Payroll Specialist

Regular Full-Time Position

The British Columbia Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) is an independent, non-profit organization. Our mandate is to improve worker health and safety through the sharing of knowledge and resources across the province of B.C.; to be the health and safety resource of choice by ensuring our services follow the principles of being credible, responsive, customer-focused and innovative.

BCMSA has grown to the point that we are in need of an individual to assume the full cycle responsibilities of the Payroll and Accounting functions. This position is the perfect mix of AP/AR, invoicing and billing, payroll processing and general office administration duties. We are looking for an energetic, experienced individual who enjoys exercising a considerable degree of independence of judgement and action within established guidelines to join our team.  

Reporting to the Office Manager, the ideal candidate will possess 3-5 years of knowledge and experience in handling payroll, benefits, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions, including proficiency with all year-end, audit, and double entry bookkeeping methods and procedures. This experience must include 1- 2 years of full-cycle experience. Knowledge and experience in Sage 50 accounting software would be considered an asset. Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by bookkeeping and accounting courses and completion of the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) courses are required as is proficiency in MS Office applications, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook.

We are in search of an individual who has the ability to be a team player while being comfortable working independently, someone who has excellent written and oral communication skills, is known to be a quick learner, is able to manage multiple priorities effectively, is extremely detail-oriented, has strong analytical skills, and is known for their ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  

BCMSA offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, a flexible work schedule and a supportive work environment.   

If this looks like the opportunity to make a difference that you have been searching for, please forward your resume and covering letter by email to by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  

For further information regarding the BCMSA and the full job description please visit our website at We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Location: Langley, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: April 10, 2019, 3:15 pm
Expires: April 24, 2019, 4:00 pm