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Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Surround yourself with ancient trees, bridges, canyons, critters, and an incredible team who work together to build an amazing and authentic experience for guests from around the world. At the Capilano Group properties we pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding experiences not just for guests, but for our team, too!

The Payroll & Benefits Specialist is responsible for assisting in multiple financial activities relating to the Capilano Group’s semi-monthly payroll process and managing the employee benefits plan. This includes timely and accurate reporting of payroll data for the Capilano Group’s employees. Confidentiality, integrity and strong attention to detail are essential for this role. Must be able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner.


Capilano Group

Position Title

Payroll & Benefits Specialist

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What you’ll do:


  • Enroll new employees for pay, bonuses, benefits and set up banking information,
  • Coordinate the payroll process with all departments for the purpose of delivering services in compliance with established guidelines,
  • Preparation and administration of payroll for all of Capilano Group’s properties,
  • Prepare records of employment, income tax forms and remittances,
  • Issue monthly, quarterly and annual reports including all year end processing,
  • Implement salary increases, bonuses and commissions,
  • Perform year end vacations, other absences, salary and benefits liabilities accruals,
  • Perform annual payroll balancing at year end for T4 preparation.


  • Liaise with a variety of wellness and benefit vendors to acquire and coordinate services,
  • Enter, adjust or remove employees from company benefit plans, including retirement savings plans,
  • Provide and review benefit documentation for new enrollments with employees.


Who you are:

  • Minimum 5 yrs. payroll experience for salaried and hourly employees in multiple locations,
  • Successful completion of Canadian Payroll Association certification a plus,
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources and Accounting, preferred
  • Demonstrated tact and professionalism when dealing with sensitive files and information,
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills; ability to deal effectively with all levels of the organization,
  • Experience with FRX and Microsoft Solomon, Avanti
  • Current knowledge of legislations such as Employment Standards, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, Income Tax Act & Regulations and Workers’ Compensation,
  • Knowledge of Employer Health Tax (EHT), a strong asset
  • Advance proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Excel and Word).


  • Flexibility to workdays, some evenings in order to meet the needs of the business
  • While performing the duties of this job the team member may be required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry 10lbs.
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