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Do you want to work with a team of exceptionally talented and bright people to make a real difference in the world?

Are you detailed oriented? Do you thrive on coordinating and administrating diverse projects and enjoy bringing them to life?

The British Columbia Conservation Foundation is a value-based enterprising non-profit charity. We promote the conservation of fish and wildlife in the Province of British Columbia through the protection, acquisition and enhancement of fish and wildlife populations and their habitats.

The BC Conservation Foundation is seeking an energetic, organized and adaptable person to fill the fast-paced role in payroll within our Accounting Department. The ideal candidate is passionate about working towards conservation and the natural environment. The individual brings a positive can-do attitude to the job, as well as a willingness to learn, adapt, and respond quickly while maintaining a high standard of attention to detail. This is primarily an office-based position.

Terms: 5 days per week, Monday – Friday (7.5 hours per day)

Salary: $40,000 - $56,000

Location:  Surrey (Cloverdale), BC

Report to: Finance Manager

Closing Date: December 15, 2022 End of Day.

You and the Job

The Payroll Clerk will primarily process a biweekly full-cycle payroll and support the Accounting Coordinator as AP/AR backup.  The Payroll Clerk reports to the Finance Manager. Working with our senior staff, the Payroll Clerk will enter payroll data into a SAGE 300 ERP system, maintain files, and review timesheets for errors before input and posting to the system. In support of the Accounting Coordinator, the Payroll Clerk will track donations and program-based tuitions and assist in various AP and AR tasks as needed between payroll duties.

Your Responsibilities

  • Review prepared regional payrolls for accuracy and compliance, and process full-cycle biweekly payroll for 100+ workers using Sage 300 Canadian payroll.
  • Set up and maintain new employee profiles and files, digital and hard copies.
  • Prepare and issue Records of Employment. Collect and verify timesheets.
  • Run weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports in support of the Accounting Coordinator.
  • Print and distribute cheques for employees and monthly remittances.
  • Assist colleagues when necessary.


Education and Experience

  • Payroll Certification is an asset.
  • University and/or college degree in accounting, business administration or relevant field.
  • Familiarity with office management procedures and accounting principles.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite and office management software.
  • Familiarity with federal and provincial employment legislation (e.g. WCB, CRA).
  • Policies and procedures in a variety of administrative programs and functions including Sage 300 (Canadian Payroll certification).

What You Bring to the Role

  • A passion for conservation and making a difference. You have the talent and heart to deliver and make impacts.
  • Experience in non-profit, community or a government role and working with diverse stakeholders including experience with Indigenous communities is an asset.
  • Team player. You thrive in a busy, deadline-driven and information-rich workplace.
  • Resilient and flexible. You are a quick learner and a collaborative colleague who enjoys being part of a team and can work independently.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and quality while managing multiple tasks. You are organized and care deeply about producing high-quality work.
  • Non-profit / charitable sector knowledge.
  • Sound analytical, problem-solving, computer and organizational abilities, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good judgement, initiative and discretion as well as previous experience in dealing with all levels of staff, and external clients and suppliers.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to work effectively in a demanding environment while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage a rapidly-fluctuating workload.
  • Ability to plan and organize effectively.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to be proactive in identifying and addressing issues.
  • Passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion with an interest to support purposeful change.
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills. Other language skills are an asset

What You Get

  • Generous benefits package after three months.
  • Amazing work culture with smart colleagues, working on the environmental issues of our time.
  • A chance to make an impact on the health of our planet.

We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage Indigenous People(s), First Nations, Métis candidates, women, members of visible minorities and persons with different abilities to apply.

While the BC Conservation Foundation does not currently have a mandatory COVID-19 policy, we take The BC Public Health Officer’s guidelines seriously. Many of our clients have enacted mandates that stipulate vaccination requirements be met by their workers and contractors. In light of this, we require all BC Conservation Foundation employees, our contractors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated before entering client mandated worksites, unless having a properly supported human rights exemption reflected under the provisions of the BC Human Rights Code.

The BC Conservation Foundation respectfully acknowledges that we operate on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of many Indigenous Peoples throughout British Columbia. At our Surrey Office we gratefully acknowledge the traditional and unceded territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwantlen and other Coast Salish Peoples.

To apply for this job: 

Submit your resume and a separate cover letter in PDF format using the upload feature below. No phone calls please.

  • In your cover letter, tell us why you are passionate about conservation in BC and your experience working in payroll.
  • All short-listed applicants will be required to complete a Word and Excel proficiency test as part of the interview process.
  • Anticipated Start date: November 7, 2022 or as soon as possible.


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