Accounting & Payroll Specialist (Job 280)

Last updated: September 7, 2022

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent with benefits
Submission deadline: September 18, 2022

Located in Guelph, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) processes applications for admission to undergraduate, law, medical, rehabilitation sciences and teacher education programs for Ontario’s universities. We provide a progressive and supportive working environment for our employees, along with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Read more about the OUAC and our total rewards and compensation program.

The OUAC values equity, diversity and inclusion and believes that every person has a right to equal treatment. We are strengthened by diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We have equitable and accessible employment practices, based on the principles specified in Ontario legislation (Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act [AODA]). Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

We are seeking an Accounting & Payroll Specialist for payroll processing and to contribute to other Finance Department operations, as required. The Accounting & Payroll Specialist will report to the Assistant Manager, Finance and will be responsible for bi-weekly payroll processing, government remittances, month-end reconciliations, account analysis and other duties, as assigned.

If you would like to put your skills and experience to work and are eager to play a supporting role in helping people start a new chapter in their life, we would love to hear from you!

Job Responsibilities

  • Process bi-weekly payroll
  • Complete government remittances and reporting
  • Administer benefits and related reporting
  • Reconcile GL accounts for payroll and benefits
  • Prepare T4s
  • Perform year-end audit work
  • Generate and balance university transfer payments
  • Execute other accounting and finance processes, as required

Qualifications Sought

  • College business accounting graduate or equivalent experience
  • A member of NPI, with a PCP certificate needed
  • Minimum 3 years’ payroll experience
  • Sage 300 ERP, Canadian Payroll or HRMS Canadian Payroll experience
  • Must be bondable


  • Strong work ethic, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail required
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and other software programs
  • Sage HRMS and Time & Attendance software experience considered an asset
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
  • Disciplined, organized and reliable work habits

A hybrid work arrangement may be available.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply to “Job 280” via email by midnight, September 18, 2022, to

Submit your cover letter and resume as 1 file (PDF preferred).

We thank all applicants for applying; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.