Payroll Administrator

Employment type: Full-time
City: Calgary
Last visit: 2014-09-10
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-09-10


Company Information

AltaGas proudly operates and constructs energy infrastructure in Canada and the United States. We serve producers and provide clean and affordable energy to our customers in North America. We are 20 years old and have grown exponentially. And we're not done yet. We are seeking the best and brightest to lead the expansion of our solid portfolio of gas, power and utilities assets over the next 20 years and beyond.

Why AltaGas? Because you

Are at your best in a fast-paced and challenging work environment

Have a thirst for knowledge

Want to work for a reputable company the provides opportunities to grow your career

Want to have fun and celebrate team successes

Are looking for a respectful and supportive work environment

Want to work where you can engage with other team members

What we offer

A work environment committed to safety

A solid track record of success

New challenges and great career experience

Incredible opportunities for career growth

Work / Life balance through Corporate Days off and Flex Days for office employees

An attractive compensation and benefits package that is geared to your needs

An achievement-oriented organizational culture

A reputation for social and environmental responsibility

Financial assistance to support continuous learning

Job Opportunity

This is a unique opportunity that presents itself in two phases: For time of hire to end of December 2014, you will be placed on a project team and tasked to participate in the upcoming Go-Live strategy of AltaGas’ payroll system in J.D. Edwards 9.1.


Responsibilities of the position in the first phase include, but are not limited to the following:

Provide subject matter expertise related to legislative, regulatory, accounting and technical requirements related to the processing of payroll.

Testing of payroll processes established within the new system to ensure accuracy. Assist in data conversion efforts and system cutover.

Ensure controls established within the payroll system configuration are tested to meet audit requirements.

Participate as a contributing team member in all work that needs to be accomplished to meet the project goal of a well-configured system with effective materials and processes      established to succeed in establishing a centralized payroll processing function


Starting in January 2015, you will participate as a member of the Central Payroll processing team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

Full cycle payroll processing for Canadian payroll

Process bi-weekly payrolls for salaried, hourly and union payrolls in accordance with established company practices and procedures.

Perform all activities necessary to process payrolls, including maintaining related records, filing tax reports, calculating and recording payroll deductions, critically review and analyze all data files to ensure successful processing, while adhering to legislative and regulatory requirements

Administer calendar and fiscal year-end reporting

Coordinate CRA remittances

Reconciliation of monthly entries

Provide assistance and backup coverage to other members of the Central Payroll team

Other responsibilities as required



Post-secondary degree/diploma or certification in payroll administration

A minimum of 3-5 years of payroll experience, preferable in an environment where payroll is processed in-house

Experience with JDE software considered an asset

In-depth knowledge of provincial and federal laws and regulations related to the payroll function

Strong understanding of payroll accounting, and related processes and requirements

Exceptional attention to detail, organization and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and work effectively under deadlines

Team focused with a strong sense of urgency to achieve results;

Strong Microsoft Office skills, with particular strength in Excel

Excellent communication skills,both verbal and written

Qualified applicants are invited to email their resumes in confidence to the Human Resources Department;

AltaGas offers a competitive salary and benefits package in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No agency referrals or telephone inquiries at this time, please.

Career Level: Experienced

Industry: Energy , Oil and Utilities

Job Function: Customer Service