Payroll Lead

Full Time Benefitted
Regional District of Central Kootenay - Nelson, BC


The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is currently accepting applications for the position of Payroll Lead.

The Payroll Lead is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of payroll for all Regional District Employees, Volunteer Firefighters and Directors. In a largely self‐directed capacity, the Payroll Lead coordinates the workflow of payroll support staff, manages the compliance requirements of the organizations annual payroll cycle and delivers clear and reliable payroll information.

This is a full‐time, 35 hour per week position in a busy and growing payroll department. The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary, and a generous vacation and benefits package.

This exciting opportunity is based in the beautiful city of Nelson BC, world‐class recreational playground with all the comforts of today's amenities and lots of exciting things to do and see year round. This community offers all the benefits of small town living, boasts a strong and diverse economy and thriving business sector, has convenient access to parks, great schools and heath care services, and is located just a few hours away from major city centers. Locals enjoy a wide range of recreational opportunities including cultural events and theatre, skiing, hiking, biking, much more!


  • Completion of an Accounting Diploma, or an acceptable combination of accounting training and work experience
  • Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification, completed or substantially in progress
  • 5 years’ experience in a payroll position, specifically in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • An acceptable combination of payroll and accounting training and work experience may be considered
  • Municipal experience and/or experience working in a unionized environment would be considered an asset


  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Proven team player with excellent communication and problem‐solving skills
  • Demonstrated customer service approach to work
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly in Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyze data and systems, interpret information and provide financial and process recommendations
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable sections of the Employment Standards Act
  • High degree of flexibility to meet operational needs and a willingness to learn and adapt to change
  • Ability to understand and carry out established accepted procedure
  • Ability to handle confidential, sensitive and complex situations with sound judgment, tact and discretion

This posting, along with a detailed job description, can be found on our website at under Administration, Jobs & Employment Opportunities. Applications in the form of a resume and cover letter detailing qualifications and experience relative to the position will be accepted until: 8:00am Tuesday November 19, 2019.

Human Resources, Regional District of Central Kootenay
Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4
E‐mail: Phone: (250) 352‐1546

Thank you for your interest in working with the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

All submissions will be acknowledged although only those individuals shortlisted to participate in the interview/testing process will be contacted again.

This competition may be used to fill similar positions within the next six (6) months .

Organization: Regional District of Central Kootenay
Location: Nelson, BC
Region: West Kootenay / Boundary
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: November 1, 2019, 11:20 am
Expires: November 19, 2019, 8:00 am

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