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Payroll and Accounting Technician

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Reporting to the Director of Corporate & Planning Services, the Payroll & Accounting Technician is responsible for performing functions related to the payroll system and capital asset system for Yellowhead County.


     Asset Records

  • Develop an in depth knowledge of the Great Plains Dynamics and Worktech systems.
  • Work with the Director to establish all capital asset records.
  • Maintain all ongoing asset documentation for review by the Director.
  • Prepare journal entries as required.
  • Prepare all Worktech capital asset invoice batches including coding and obtaining correct authorization.
  • Assist in preparation of year end files and schedules for audit purposes.
  • Liaise with Accounts Payable Clerk to ensure issuance of all payments related to capital items.


  • Responsible for recording and tracking all grant funds received
  • Completion of all grant compliance reports for review by Director
  • Preparation of year end documentation of grants for audit file


  • Maintain, verify and prepare Council payroll batches
  • Maintain, verify and prepare Wage payroll batches
  • Maintain, verify and prepare CasualNolunteer Firefighters and District Chief payroll batches
  • Co-ordinate documentation for Wage, CasualNolunteer Firefighters and District Chief positions including commencement and termination
  • Prepare and submit within required time periods all remittances for applicable employee categories to outside agencies
  • Co-ordinate all documentation for seasonal employees including advertising, orientation, commencement and termination
  • Develop an in depth knowledge of the AV ANTI payroll system
  • Prepare T 4A slips and T 4A Summary for all applicable categories of persons
  • Act as the primary replacement for the HR Payroll Coordinator during absences and at year end peak periods


  • Assist the public in a pleasant and efficient manner.
  • Maintain a current Procedure Manual.
  • Assist in any other related duties or special projects as assigned by the Director.
  • Participate and assist in a positive and professional manner as a team member in all operations of Yellowhead County.



  • High school diploma
  • Knowledge of accounting procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with respect to all matters pertaining to Yellowhead County
  • Must be bondable
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license
  • Defensive driving


  • Pleasant telephone manners
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills



  • Completion of courses towards an accounting diploma or degree

     Experience In

  • Great Plains Dynamics
  • Worktech
  • Municipal office environment
  • AVANTI payroll system
  • LAPP


  • Work is conducted in an open office environment

 A detailed position description and qualifications may be found on the County web site at  This Competition will remain open until August 25, 2017.   

Resumes may be submitted in confidence quoting Competition No. 17-23-SResumes will only be accepted in MS Word format and should be submitted to the attention of:

           Patricia  Pape, Payroll/HR Coordinator, Yellowhead County

  • Mail:  2716 – 1st Avenue, Edson, Alberta, T7E 1N9
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