Hiring: Payroll & Accounting Specialist

Careers > Payroll & Accounting Specialist

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Anticipated Start Date: May 15, 2024

Who we are:
TanenbaumCHAT is a coeducational community Jewish high school. We offer an exciting and extensive educational experience, inside the classroom and beyond. Rigorous General and Jewish Studies curricula prepare students to attend the finest post-secondary institutions, to succeed in their chosen paths, and to become caring and contributing members of their communities.

Who we’re looking for:
Reporting to the CFO, Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing payroll for all staff at the school as well as preparing year-end employee tax forms and submitting government filings to meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will work with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure benefits and payroll services are delivered.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monthly payroll for 205 employees, both unionized and non-unionized
  • Maintain records on employee absenteeism
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare remittances for pension contributions, benefits and union dues payable
  • Ensure databases are set up and reflect the current employee base, including salaries, hourly wages, benefits and pension contributions/percentages, vacation accrual and sick bank
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


  • Certification in PCP through the Canadian Payroll Association and or working towards the certification is a requirement.
  • Related College/University degree or an equivalent experience may be considered


  • Exposure to various Payroll systems in a complex union and non-union environment.
  • Knowledge of Federal and Provincial legislation related to Payroll.
  • Understanding and interpretation of various collective agreements.
  • Strong computer skills in MS suite
  • Knowledge of ADP Payroll system considered an asset.
  • Attention to detail while processing Payroll in a high volume and timely environment.
  • Ability to deal with interruptions and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills required
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills required
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills required
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Good work and attendance record required

Interested applicants are asked to forward a cover letter and current resume to hr@tanenbaumchat.org with “Payroll & Accounting Specialist” in the subject line. Please note that applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the post has been filled. We thank all those who apply for this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.