Payroll Assistant in Coquitlam at Western Pacific Enterprise

Date Posted: 7/27/2022

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Job Description

Since its inception in 1973, Western Pacific Enterprises, a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc, has successfully completed many electrical construction projects for commercial, industrial, and utility clients throughout Western Canada. Innovation and an enthusiasm for challenging projects have made WPE one of British Columbia’s largest electrical contractors. WPE serves all aspects of the electrical industry. They have built some of the most prominent fixtures of Vancouver and western Canada, including projects such as BC Place Arena, the Convention Centre, and the entire Skytrain System. 

The Payroll Assistant I's primary responsibility is to accurately compute and record earnings owed to designated employees and perform relevant data entry.

Essential Functions

•    Review and enter timecards
•    Process unemployment claims
•    Prepare interim checks
•    Calculate, edit, and print payroll checks or facilitate electronic fund transfer
•    Prepare union reports and certified payrolls
•    Record and administer bonus payments
•    Review reports and correct errors in a timely manner while communicating with employees and management
•    Calculate deductions such as income tax withholding, Social Security payments, insurance, and union dues
•    Immediately record changes to relevant payroll records, including withholdings
•    Prepare accurate summary reports per pay period, as well as on a quarterly and annual basis
•    Regular and predictable attendance
•    Essential functions of this position are to be performed in a Company-designated office or field location
•    Understand and comply with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other industry-specific professional and ethical conduct standards, if applicable
•    Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Principal Skills:

•    Ability to learn and utilize payroll entry & tracking software
•    Proficient with MS Office, specifically Word, Outlook, and Excel (formulas & standardizing data)
•    Detail-oriented with exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal capabilities
•    Effective, tactful communication skills with the ability to help employees at all levels concerning their pay and deductions
•    Ability to deal sensitively with confidential information
•    Ability to maintain focus and practice agility in prioritizing daily workload
•    Self-starter with a good attitude


•    0 to 2 years of payroll operations experience - Required
•    Experience with multi-state payrolls, garnishments, and/or construction environment experience - Beneficial

Preferred Education: 

•    High school diploma or GED is required

Position may be subject to pre-employment screening, which may include a background check. Accessibility: If you need accommodation as part of the employment process, contact our Employment Hotline at 1-855-635-1321.  

MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We promote diversity of thought, culture, and background, which connects our family of brands. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, or other protected characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

MYR Group does not sponsor applicants for work visas. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in Canada for any employer. 

MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries do not work with any third-party recruiters or agencies without a valid signed agreement and partnership with the Corporate Talent Acquisition Team.