Internal Posting
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
November 9, 2023
Starting Salary: $59,670 – $68,010, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $77,580 [2023 Rates]

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary

Further, permanent employees benefit from:

  • Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits,
  • Pension plan,
  • 10 days’ vacation to start,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The Payroll Specialist is responsible for leading in multiple financial activities relating to The Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) bi-weekly payroll functions. This includes timely and accurate reporting of payroll data for the MNO employees. Other responsibilities include overseeing the processing of staff expenses, corporate credit card transactions, journal entry preparation, reconciliations, and various other accounting functions. Integrity and strong attention to detail are crucial for this role.

They also ensure all regulatory and legislative compliance procedures related to payroll are performed correctly and accurately. In some cases, the Payroll Specialist may also communicate with employees to answer any questions they might have and resolve any issues through the telephone or by email. The Payroll Specialist may also need to notify employees of any issues with payments.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing two payrolls: employees and students
  • Ensuring accurate and efficient processing of employees and student entries into various payroll software, such as (but subject to change): Ceridian Power Pay, Ceridian Dayforce, Great Plains, Netsuite, etc.
  • Processing payroll on a bi-weekly basis using MNO’s payroll software
  • Processing different calculations and adjustments per pay period, such as: termination, garnishments, checking TD1 forms, processing miscellaneous payouts, request ROE’s and review for accuracy, review all new hires in MNO’s payroll software for accuracy, review xero deductions and cheques, etc.
  • Processing pension working paper, RRSP working papers each pay period
  • Calculating and filing WSIB monthly, and processing payments
  • Calculating benefits adjustments, including long term disability and taxable benefits calculations
  • Processing journal entries for payroll processes
  • Processing Living Allowances and Tuition for Students using MNO’s payroll software
  • Preparing Payroll Reports for CFO Approval per PP
  • Process expenses on a scheduled basis
  • Collaborate with the Human Resources team on various initiatives, such as salary increases each year
  • Manual payroll entries as required
  • Full Cycle Year End Tasks for Employees/Students/Volunteers (including, verifying SIN’s processing T4’s, T2200’s, T4a’s, verifying tax matrix, etc.)
  • Additional duties as may be reasonably assigned


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • A degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in payroll or a similar role
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting principles and payroll practices.
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting principles and payroll practices (experience in Ceridian PowerPay, Ceridian Dayforce, Great Plains, and/or Netsuite is an asset)
  • Membership in a Professional Payroll Association (CPA membership is an asset)
  • Expert at meeting deadlines while maintaining compliance and regulatory standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • A credit check will be required.

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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