Pay and Benefits Specialist, Payroll Services
MacEwan University - Edmonton, AB

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MacEwan University has an opportunity for one (1) – 9 month full-time term position for an enthusiastic team player to take on the role of the Pay and Benefits Specialist.

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 candidate 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.

MacEwan University employment opportunities can be viewed by visiting our website at Click on Careers at MacEwan University to apply.

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

Employment Category: Full-Time Term (9 months), with a possibility of an extension

Salary Range: $41,989 to $61,585 per annum

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found

Quote Competition No: 14.05.058