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Accounting Administrator / Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Meridian Housing Foundation is seeking to hire an Accounting Administrator/Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits Administrator. This is a combined position offering permanent part-time employment. Benefits and pension upon completion of qualifying period. View job descriptions here: 2.01 Accounting Administrator 2.07 Human Resources, Payroll & Benefit Administrator

The successful candidate in this position will manage accounting and financial duties; develop and maintain accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements; manage employee payroll and benefit files and complete other Human Resource duties as designated.

Specific duties and responsibilities of this position shall include but not be limited to the following:

  • Applies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the preparation of financial statements and analysis of financial information
  • Maintains proper records and adequate accounting controls and procedures
  • Manages and coordinates account receivables, account payables, cheque runs, financial reports, and bank reconciliations
  • Maintains relationship with financial institutions and completes all financial information required by them
  • Collects appropriate financial data to complete reports
  • Keeps current on all government legislation and financial reporting requirements
  • Works collaboratively with Policy Adviser to develop Financial policies and procedures
  • Maintains the employee gift fund and beverage fund
  • Reconciles monies received by dietary department along with the Dietary Supervisor
  • Safety Responsibilities
  • Keeps self and others healthy and safe according to the AB Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulation and Code
  • Supports the Workplace Health and Safety Management System
  • Ensures compliance to health and safety by being compliant to policies, goals, standards, practices, procedures, rules and legislation
  • Assists in recruiting and hiring candidates as needed
  • Completes new hire packages and oritentation with new hires
  • Updates and maintaining employee Human Resource files including benefits, employment status, and similar records
  • Completes termination paperwork and assists with exit interviews as needed
  • Issues record of employment (ROE) forms
  • Tracks and manages employees sick and vacation time
  • Coordinates Employee benefits, LAPP, and AMSC
  • Informs employees of benefits and pension updates and material, and assists with employee questions
  • Prepares remittance forms for deductions payable (Receiver General, LAPP, AMSC Benefits, and Gift Fund)
  • Oversees payroll process and controls
  • Maintains Payroll and Benefit records and spreadsheets
  • Verifies all employee time sheets and obtains authorization signatures
  • Coordinates direct deposit of payroll to the bank
  • Performs payroll/benefit-related reconciliations
  • Performs payroll and benefits audits and recommends correction action
  • Prepares employee payroll and employee reports as required
  • Prepares Employee T4 summary and T4 forms at year end
  • Facilitates a timely and thorough payroll and pension audit
  • Adheres to Alberta Labour Standards legislation
  • Keeps up-to-date with Meridian Housing Foundation policies and procedures relating to payroll
  • Works collaboratively with Policy Adviser to develop Human Resources policies and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree or certification in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field of study from a recognized post-secondary educational institute and/or accounting professional association, and/or
  • Minimum of five years of relevant accounting/payroll experience

This position requires:

  • Strong computer skills: Accounting software, payroll software (Great Plains), MS Office, Internet and email skills
  • Able to work in Yardi software
  • Ability to interact with Board of Directors and multiple government agencies
  • Ability to complete reports, forms and correspondences
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations pertaining to Meridian Housing Foundation operations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, payroll principles, employment standards legislation, budgeting and bookkeeping
  • Experienced in audits
  • Strong organization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to establish and maintain professional, effective and positive working relations
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • A desire to work with seniors
  • Skilled at problem solving
  • Ability to constantly improve and learn
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team




Kitchen Aides

We are always looking for hardworking and dedicated people to join our roster of Kitchen Aides. We are currently looking for candidates to work the day shifts (7am – 3pm/ 10am – 6pm),. For more information, please read the job description: Kitchen Aide Job Description

To Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume when applying to any job postings:

  • By email: 
  • By fax: 780-963-0923
  • In-person or by mail:
    Meridian Housing Foundation
    Administration Office
    Whispering Waters Manor
    5303 – 47 Street
    Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1P1

All applications must be received by the closing date (if specified). Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We gladly accept applications even when we aren’t actively hiring. All unsolicited applications are kept on file for 6 months; should a position open up, we’ll call those applicants with skills that match.




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5303 – 47 Street Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 1P1

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