BC Local Government Job Posting Service

School District No. 62 (Sooke)

Manager of Payroll Services

School District No. 62 (Sooke) is inviting applications for the position of Manager of Payroll Services. The Sooke School District is a fast growing district of 10,500 students, 1,800 staff and an operating budget of over $130 million. Our success is based on community involvement, a cooperative work environment, an innovative mindset and quality principles all of which are directed to improving the life chances of our students.

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Manager of Payroll Services is responsible for supervising three staff and administering all aspects of payroll, pension, and benefits as well as systems maintenance. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that all regulatory and contractual requirements relating to payroll and benefits are maintained. You will work closely with Finance in budget preparation and expenditure analysis including Ministry reporting and preparation of year-end payroll documents for financial statements.

The ideal candidate will be a Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) with the Canadian Payroll Association, and possess a Business Administration Diploma or completion of a second-year accounting program (CGA, CMA, or CA).  Five years’ experience in managing an integrated computerized payroll system, including benefit plan administration, in a complex public sector unionized environment is required. You have a proven track record for taking initiative, leading projects and implementing new procedures. You have strong interpersonal, organization, analytical, communication, and leadership skills including the ability to facilitate and resolve issues collaboratively and effectively. You have the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage an extensive workload and exercise sound judgment and work independently. You remain current with trends, issues and developments in the financial and accounting fields particularly as it relates to public sector management issues and provincial and federal legislative updates.

The anticipated start date of this position is March 1, 2019.

Questions about this position can be directed to the Director of Finance, Dawn Irmscher by email  A competitive base salary is supplemented by a generous benefits package.

For further information, please visit the district’s website at or

To explore this exciting career opportunity please submit your resume, including supporting documentation and three business references by January 18, 2019 at (4:00 p.m.) to:

Dawn Israel, Human Resources Assistant
3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC 
V9B 5R1, Fax:  (250) 474-9893

Location: Sooke, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Financial Administration
Posted: December 13, 2018, 1:54 pm
Expires: January 18, 2019, 4:00 pm