Payroll Accountant/Specialist

6 days left

Working from home
$75,000-$95,000 per year + discretionary bonus + benefits
June 18, 2024
July 18, 2024
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member


On Side Restoration is looking for a Payroll Accountant/Specialist to join our team! This position offers a unique opportunity to work with our exceptional team of payroll professionals AND our finance group. Acting as a bridge between the two groups, the Payroll Accountant/Specialist position calls for an analytical mind, a professional demeanor, and a social personality.

The Payroll Accountant/Specialist must have the skills to be able to see the financial big picture, while having an appreciation and understanding of the small details that make up payroll and finance for a rapidly growing organization. This position is best summed up by the words: information and analysis.

The Payroll Accountant/Specialist is responsible for:

  • Reconciling payroll and benefit accounts.
  • Providing information for the purposes of analysis and conducting variance analysis.
  • Analyzing financial information with an accurate eye.
  • Preparing financial reconciliations.
  • Working with Avanti (HRIMS) payroll reporting, to ensure accuracy.
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports including budgets.
  • Liaises with internal and external auditors on related payroll related accounts.
  • Building and creating reports by extracting and compiling information from Avanti (HRIMS) Navision (financial system).

Qualification and Requirements:

  • CPA designation.
  • 3+ years’ experience in payroll.
  • 1+ years' experience preparing payroll budgets in a large organization (500+ employees)
  • Experience analysing financial information and preparing financial reconiliations on 20+ accounts.
  • Experience with extracting/compiling and preparing reports 
  • Experience with hourly and salaried payroll is an asset.
  • Experience with Avanti payroll software is an asset.

Work location: The Payroll Accountant/Specialist position allows for work in any location in Canada that On Side Restoration has a branch. We’re proud to support a flexible hybrid approach which gives everyone the best of both worlds. While there are no minimum or maximum time requirements, each team’s need for in-person connections will be different and there will be times you’ll join your colleagues at the office.

Other stuff that’ll help you get the most out of this opportunity:

  • Experience with Construction/Restoration industry payroll an asset
  • Experience with Avanti payroll software is an asset.

What’s in it for you? 

We’re an established company in a growing industry and we need awesome people!

We WANT to start you off on a career path you’ll love, we WANT you to be fulfilled by your work and we WANT to provide you with a career not just a job. We also love that we’re able to provide an employee assistance program, excellent health plan which includes extended medical (chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, vision, and more!) dental, long-term disability (LTD) and life insurance. We provide on the job training with opportunity for development—promotions and national career movement are yours for the taking (well, with a few months under your belt). At On Side we work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to work every day. There are so many other awesome things about On Side Restoration we’d love to tell you about, so don’t hesitate to check us out at and don’t forget to click that ‘Apply Now’ button to join the On Side army today!

Get on our side!

*Salary compensation is commensurate with experience.


Preliminary Screening Questions

  1. Do you speak and write fluent English? If not, please rate 0-5. (0=none; 5=fluent)
  2. Do you speak and write fluent French? If not, please rate 0-5. (0=none; 5=fluent)
  3. Do you have a Chartered Professional Accountant designation or equivalent (CMA, CGA, CA)? Which do you have? 
  4. Do you have 1+ years’ experience with Payroll budgeting?
  5. Do you have experience working in Avanti or Navision?
  6. Please tell us about your experience with preparing financial reconciliations of accounts. How many accounts did you have?
  7. What are your annual salary/vacation expectations?


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