Functional Analyst, Payroll Services (Revised)
Payroll Services

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

MacEwan University’s Payroll Services department has an exciting opportunity for a Functional Analyst, Payroll Services.

This position is primarily responsible for providing system maintenance including data and system integrity of employee personal information; completing query development and system testing; coordinating the system aspect to automate business process and participating in business process improvements. This position provides training to various stakeholders, assists and supports the MacEwan payroll services team in biweekly payroll processing and reporting, and participates in payroll and year end processing. The incumbent will liaises with Information Technology Services and university partners to ensure smooth and effective workflow.

The successful candidate must have strong time management, change management and organizational skills. Applicants should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to adapt to a variety of system related work assignments. The ability to work well under pressure, meet tight deadlines and work in a team environment are considered assets.

• Minimum of a PCP and/or CPM designation
• Degree in Business/Accounting/HR or related equivalent combination of education will be considered
• Completion of PeopleSoft (Canadian) payroll and time and labour processing, implementation, back office training and troubleshooting courses as well as applications for both the Payroll and Time & Labour modules.

• Minimum of 5 years of PeopleSoft or equivalent of progressive payroll processing, Time and Labour processing, process management, reconciliation and reporting experience
• Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Payroll and Time & Labour modules
• Experience with facilitation, training and demos
• Experience in working with cross functional teams


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

You can view the benefits using this link:

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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 Full-Time Continuing
Salary $55,610.62 to $81,562.24 per annum
Closing Date October 14, 2015
Competition No. 15.09.111
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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