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Notice of Employment Opportunity

Payroll Manager

The RDN is situated within the traditional territories of several First Nations, including Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As and Qualicum First Nations and recognizes their rich cultural heritage. They benefit from inclusive First Nations governance with strong collaboration at all levels in addressing important and pressing issues.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is one of 27 regional districts in the Province of British Columbia. Regional Districts across the Province strive to ensure all provincial residents have an effective form of local government, while also representing municipal residents on regional issues.
The RDN provides regional governance and services to the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. Established in 1967, the RDN is British Columbia's fifth most populous Regional District and home to more than 170,000 people.
The RDN is governed by a 19-member Regional Board, comprised of 12 directors from locally elected municipal councils, and seven directors elected by Electoral Area residents. Board members also sit on a variety of regional select and standing committees for key services, as well as the RDN Committee of the Whole.

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Payroll Manager supports the effective operation of the Finance Department through the accurate performance of the payroll function and the effective delivery of information. This position supervises staff, reviews changes to regulations, and supports the Finance department by overseeing team members in their duties, as required, to meet service expectations, and departmental goals and objectives.
The ideal candidate will have a University degree within a relevant field and completed the CPA PREP program or equivalent diploma in addition to having completed the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certifications through the National Payroll Institute and have registration and membership with the National Payroll Institute in good standing. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of six (6) years of experience including three (3) years with supervisory capacity in a similar role in a unionized, public-sector environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
The salary range for this role is between $106,124 to $117,915 annually.

  • University degree
  • 6+ years experience
  • Public Sector
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner
  • Certified Payroll Manager
  • National Payroll Institute


  • Payroll operations
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Attention to Detail

Cover letter and resume via email:

The RDN is committed to employment equity and welcomes diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with RDN, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to