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Payroll Specialist (Part Time)

November 10, 2023


We are a growing online accounting services company and need a Part Time Payroll Specialist to grow with us. You will work with enthusiastic team members who know that quality of life and enjoying your work is as important as getting your work done.

Payroll is a tough nut to crack for a lot of small business owners across Canada. This role is all about supporting those business owners in all things payroll.

This role would suit someone with at least 2 years experience as a payroll administrator.

We’re looking for someone who has a strong level of payroll knowledge and is willing to research and learn as new topics come up.



Avalon succeeds as a team. We offer profit sharing and the opportunity for your career to grow as Avalon does.

Remote Work - Work remotely or in a co-working space as you wish; you are free to work how you are most productive. Work anywhere there’s Internet!

Wage - Base hourly rate will range from $27 per hour to $35 per hour. Starting wage will be based on experience.

Profit Sharing - We win together as a team and profit sharing is one way we accomplish this.

Health and Medical - A flexible health and medical benefit package available for those working 20+ hours per week.

Professional Development - Training stipend each year to take the courses you want to further your career.

Home Office Stipend - We’ll help cover the costs of internet and cell phone use through a home office stipend.

Transparency - Company performance transparency (you’ll learn the business inside and out).


The payroll specialist will be the subject matter expert at Avalon. They will support Avalon's clients and team in all things payroll. Some duties include:

Answering Questions - Answering client questions related to payroll and employer regulations for various Canadian provinces.

Running Payroll - Process payroll for Avalon's clients on a bi-weekly and semi-monthly basis.

Payroll Administration - Various administrative duties including adding employees to payroll systems, collecting information, terminating employees in payroll systems, filing ROEs, reconciling and filing T4s to name a few.

Researching - Being the subject matter expert doesn't mean you have every answer. You will need to conduct research to answer questions on payroll and employer regulations.

Payroll Setup - Set up client payroll accounts in Wagepoint and make sure that everything goes smoothly with the CRA.

Training - Some of our clients run their own payroll with our guidance. You'll be in charge of training clients on how to run their own payroll.

Other - Other payroll duties as required.


Experienced - Have at least 2 years of experience in a payroll administrator role.

Tech Savvy - Are tech savvy and interested in learning and researching the latest apps. We always want to know if there is a better way to do things.

Positive - Bring a positive mental attitude to all you do.

Organized - Are organized and not afraid of a challenge.

Communicative - Are comfortable communicating with clients over email and video chat.

Independent - Are open to flexible working - we need you to be available, but we won’t schedule you.

Certified - A Canadian Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation would be beneficial, but isn’t required.

Interested - Think that we would be a good fit for you.


To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button below and fill out the application.

The application survey takes about 5 or 10 minutes and you will be uploading a cover letter and resume within the application survey.

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive, we can only contact those who have been chosen for an interview.


Our mission is to help businesses thrive.

We started Avalon because we believe that small businesses deserve a better deal. More small businesses will thrive if they have the right advice, support and service when it comes down to dollars and cents. That’s where we come in.


If you are doing your own bookkeeping and accounting, what could you be doing instead? Our goal is to give you the time to focus on the things that are impactful to your business or personal life.


Whether you are going for a round of financing or applying for a loan, you need your financials ready. We update your records monthly at a minimum and are savage task masters, so we'll keep you up date for anything that comes down the pipe.


Our customers look to us for ideas and solutions when it comes to their day-to-day operations. Inventory, cash flow, you name the challenge and we’ll help you conquer it.


As a business owner, the last things you need to be worried about are filings and remittances. We've got your back.


We use fixed pricing so you can pick up the phone or schedule a call with us without having to worry about hourly billing. You will never get a bill you didn't see coming. We're accountants you'll want to talk to.


We provide you excellent, up-to-date reports about your business to help you make effective decisions. We don’t just give you data, you’ll receive customized reports, analysis and friendly expert advice from your CPA.


Ingenuity - We find inventive solutions to problems.

Enthusiasm - We care and show it.

Reliability - We do what we say we are going to do.

Collaboration - We succeed and learn together.

Focus - No squirrels allowed.

Alacrity - We bring a brisk and cheerful willingness to all we do.

Buffoonery - We value the ridiculous and amusing.

Empathy - We seek first to understand.

Thanks for your interest in this position!