MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Payroll Services Analyst (6 Month Term)
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-time 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 university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


MacEwan University has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic team player to join the Payroll Services team on 6-month full-time term as a Payroll Services Analyst.

Reporting to the Manager, Payroll Services, the Payroll Services Analyst 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 Payroll Services Analyst will also be responsible for the assigned monthly, quarterly, and year end activities as well. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a thorough understanding of payroll legislation, 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 ability to be flexible and adaptable to various work and system requirements, and work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines is a requirement for the position of Payroll Services Analyst. In addition, 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 candidate must have completed the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Payroll Compliance Practitioner program, along with a minimum of five years of progressive experience in executing the full payroll cycle, year-end reconciliation, reporting, and intermediate Microsoft Office experience and minimum of five years accounting experiences.  Equivalencies will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with PeopleSoft HR/Payroll system work experience, working knowledge of Employment Standards, Collective agreements, CRA payroll legislation collective agreements and labour laws.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

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

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.  Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers 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 MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

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

Category Full-Time Term
Salary $46,192.00 to $67,176.00
Closing Date The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 18.04.077
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