Pay and Benefits Specialist
Payroll Services

MacEwan University welcomes two individuals to join their Payroll Services team! We have one (1) - full-time continuing and one (1) – 12 month full-time term position for enthusiastic team players to take on the role of the Pay and Benefits Specialists.

Reporting to the Manager, Payroll Services, the incumbent will prepare and generate biweekly payroll, process records of employment, reconciliation of payroll accounts to the general ledger, prepare journal entries, as well as the administration and generation of various reports when processing benefits, leave of absence, and pension. The incumbent will also participate in monthly, quarterly and year end activities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of accounting principles, internal controls, and continuous process improvement.

In this busy and dynamic work environment, the ideal candidate must have strong analytical, attention to detail, time management and organizational skills. The ideal candidate must be flexible to adapt to various work assignments and system requirements, and work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines. Excellent verbal and communication skills, along with the ability to be diplomatic when managing sensitive issues will allow you to be successful in this position.

The successful candidates must have completed the CPA Payroll Compliance Practitioner program, along with a minimum of three years’ of progressive experience in executing the full payroll cycle, year-end reconciliation, reporting, and intermediate Microsoft Office experience. Equivalencies will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with working knowledge of Employment Standards, CRA payroll legislation, and PeopleSoft HR/Payroll system work experience.

Candidates will be considered for both positions, unless noted otherwise in your cover letter.

A generous total compensation package will be included in these positions: Extended Health and Dental benefits, sick accrual, 4 weeks of vacation to start, and 14 statutory holidays. Additional benefits include access to university learning, professional development fund, library card, ETS@ work discount bus pass, and the university is closed over the Christmas break.

This position is included under the Administrative Support and Supervisory Personnel Employment Policy (D1020).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category 1 – Full-Time Continuing, 1 – Full-Time Term (12 months)
Salary $41,989 to $61,585 per annum
Closing Date Open until suitable candidates found
Competition No. 14.02.016
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Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

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