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John Knox Christian School(JKCS), located in Burnaby & New Westminster, is a K-12 school that is experiencing rapid growth as we opened Gr 8-12 in the fall of 2018 (temporary location) and will be opening a new secondary campus for the 2019-2020 school year.  Our community is focused on academic excellence while being grounded in a Biblical Christian perspective.


The Payroll & Benefits Administrator, reporting to the JKCS Business Manager, is responsible for administering payroll and benefits programs. The successful candidate will possess a strong understanding of Canadian (federal and provincial) laws pertaining to labour, payroll taxes and benefits.  Core duties are to execute and coordinate semi-monthly payroll functions (including timely and accurate payroll processing, T4s and verifying quarterly taxes) and to manage and track employee benefits program.


Payroll Administration

  • Full cycle payroll administration including auditing payroll processing reports for accuracy
  • Preparation of journal entries and forms, such as income tax forms and remittances
  • Issue ad hoc, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports including all year-end processing
  • Handle all inquiries from employees arising from questions about payroll
  • Maintain detailed records and documentation of payroll functions for audit purposes, in accordance with statutory requirements

Benefits Administration

  • Maintain full knowledge of all benefit plans and responds to all benefit plan/program inquiries
  • Perform benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting and communicating benefits information to employees
  • Serve as the point of contact for employees with benefit related questions or issues
  • Process Short Term Disability (STD), Long-Term Disability (LTD), and Workers Compensation programs
  • Prepare and distribute reports, employee manuals, benefit package descriptions, and other publications
  • Prepare remittances for group insurance payments

Other duties will be assigned as required.


  • 2+ years payroll experience in an independent school environment with progressively increasing responsibility.  Experience with Sage 50 an asset
  • Familiarity with federal and provincial wage and hour laws as they pertain to educational institutions.
  • Experience in all year-end processing activities (T4s, taxable benefit reconciliations, vacation reconciliations)
  • Current knowledge of Canadian Payroll Law and Employee Benefits Programs
  • Knowledge of income tax forms, health benefits programs, sick pay, and retirement plans
  • Training/refresher will be extended to the right candidate
  • Intermediate Word & Excel
  • A committed Christian in full agreement and support with the school’s constitution and statement of faith



  • Highest levels of integrity and judgment
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Ability to recognize and appropriately manage confidential and sensitive information
  • A quick learner with a proven ability to assess, improve, and update operational processes
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Able to work independently and manage priorities

Salary: In line with SCSBC compensation guidelines, dependent on experience and qualifications.

Start date: Opening available immediately but flexible to accommodate the required transition period.

Full Time Equivalent: 0.60- 1.0 FTE.  Open to discussing additional duties to fill a full-time role for the right candidate.

Application:  Please send a cover letter, current resume and statement of faith directly to Karen Dyck, Business Manager, at

Only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.