Office Manager

Service Corporation International Canada - Vernon, BC (5 months ago)

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We currently have a full time opening for an Office Manager at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon, British Columbia. This is the opportunity to be part of the Dignity Memorial® provider network and grow your career in the funeral, cremation and cemetery services business. For us, there is no greater responsibility than celebrating each life like no other and making a difference in the lives of people we serve.


Manages and coordinates the operational activities of a funeral home, cemetery and/or crematory operation. Ensures the highest quality services and products, to satisfy the need of any client family, to maximize budgeted profit plans for the location, and maintain a positive employee relations atmosphere.


Oversees processing of all accounting support functions including but not limited to:
Collections of all accounts receivable
Verifications and payments of all accounts payable invoices
Controls of receipt and deposit of cash payments received
Maintains petty cash account and disburses the same in accordance with company policies and procedures
Reconciliations of all accounts
Cash advance checks
Same Day Check requests
Bank deposits
Verifies/audits cash disbursement reports
Tracks Capital Expenditure Authorizations (CEAs)
Orders supplies for the office and completes inventory counts
Coordinates the processing of orders and receipt of all merchandise orders including memorials and caskets and the control of storage inventory for vaults and markers, urns and caskets
Oversees the processing of installation funeral-related orders and orders to the grounds and maintenance departments
Supports location management to ensure all contracts and work orders are completed in a timely manner with proper documentation
Schedules incoming orders and drivers for the ambulate service
Completes various funeral/cemetery reports and files accurately
Supports Sales as necessary requiring an understanding of JD Powers
Assures compliance with all Company policies and procedures to include:
Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) audit
Diversity University (DU) training
Interment Verification Training (IVT) audits
Day Sales Outstanding’s (DSO) related to financial and administrative areas.
Assists in preparing and/or overseeing all funeral/cemetery-related forms
Reviews time cards and administers corporate payroll policies and procedures
Administers local Human Resources (HR) processes such as completing Payroll forms, processing new hire paperwork, benefits enrollment forms, background checks, verifying pre-need sales licenses, maintaining employee files and other confidential files (I9’s, etc.). Not applicable in Canada.
Ensures all new associates receive new hire orientation
Pulls monthly reports from reporting site and create stack ranking reports for key performance indicators
Maintains vehicle records/licenses
Processes expense reports
Updates General Price Lists (GPLs)
Manages all Alarm Systems (codes, working order, etc.)
Assists with funeral services and “Making Everlasting Memories” (MEMs) as needed
Coordinates daily activities with the business unit as well as other departments
Trains associates in the proper administration of policies and procedures
Services customers by interacting with families in a professional and compassionate manner
Maintains and updates customer records
Updates company website with current obituaries and ensures obituaries are placed in newspapers
Provides a collaborative, productive workplace environment for associate growth and development that instills pride, a sense of ownership, and the challenge to associates to exceed expectations
Behaves in a supportive way to enrich the work environment
Uses customer feedback in conjunction with Sales to improve location administration and strengthen individual associate performance
Performs other duties as assigned
Requirements & Qualifications / Exigences et qualifications

High school diploma, GED or completion of a diploma training program at a college or technical school.

2 – 5 years bookkeeping, general office, clerical accounting, and Accounts Payable experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Solid working knowledge of computers, typewriter, MS Office, e-mail, internet and basic office equipment required
Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
High level of compassion, integrity, and confidentiality
Problem-solving skills
Ability to multi-task and set priorities
Detail oriented
Must be flexible and able to function in a face-paced environment
SCI Overview / Vue d'ensemble
Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Service Corporation International is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the relevant legislation. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.

Service Corporation International est un employeur équitable, et s’engage à offrir des mesures d’accommodation en respect à la législation pertinente. Si vous nécessitez un mesure d’accommodation pour appliquer, ou pour participer au processus de sélection, veuillez aviser le département des Ressources Humaines.