Payroll & Benefits Specialist II

Employment type: Full-time
City: Calgary
Last visit: 2014-09-02
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-09-02


Payroll & Benefits Specialist IIEmployee ServicesCompetition #  73-15-GC INTRODUCTIONEmployee Services provides strategic leadership in the areas of Human Resources, Total Compensation and Organizational Development. At the fundamental core of SAIT’s vision to be recognized as Canada’s premier polytechnic are people – SAIT employees engaging with, and transforming the lives of SAIT students. Being part of the Employee Services Team means having impact and doing something meaningful. Like the SAIT campus, Employee Services is undergoing significant business transformation. We value innovation, teamwork, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. We currently have an immediate opening for a temporary one-year Payroll & Benefits Specialist.  Reporting to the Manager of Employee Services Operations the Payroll & Benefits Specialist’s primary role is to produce timely and accurate payments to staff and to administer pension and benefit plans. Payroll & Benefits Specialists are SAIT’s front line contacts in providing information and service in compliance with Collective Agreements, Policies & Procedures, and Federal and Provincial Legislation. The role will also provide back up support to the Payroll Team Lead as required. RESPONSIBILITIES:  Respond to employee questions on payroll and benefits, payroll policies and processesProcess, analyze and reconcile the payrollsDistribute payroll documentationProcess off-cycle payments (manual cheques)Maintain and reconcile attendance (vacation, sick leave and leave without pay)Enter time reporting data on a computerized systemComplete records of employment (ROE)Back up and support team membersServe as the subject matter expert for internal managers and employees with regards to payroll matters.Participate in payroll process business improvements collaborating with internal team and effectively communicating improvement changes.Other duties and special projects as assigned QUALIFICATIONS:A minimum of Grade 12. Related post-secondary education (certificate or diploma would be an assetEnrollment in or completion of the Canadian Payroll Association Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) or Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certification. Preference will be given to candidates that have a PCP or CPM certification.Minimum of four years experience with complex full cycle payroll consisting of union an non union payroll and working with large computerized payroll systems for 500+ employees. A combination of education and related experience will be considered.Candidate will have thorough knowledge and understanding of contractual agreements, benefit plans, payroll processes, business math and keyboarding.Preference will be given to candidates with experience with the Banner payroll system.Must be able to use MS Word and Excel software at an intermediate level.Must demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality.Candidate must be flexible to work well under pressure of deadlines and last minute changes.Strong analytical skills, ability to detect errors and their source, and take corrective actions are required.Ability to interpret complex language of government regulations for compliance and communication to others.Ability to work with little supervision, meet department and individual deadlines and set and adjust priorities frequently and accept numerous interruptions.Demonstrated excellent customer service, oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Successful candidates must provide proof of qualifications. Only education obtained from an accredited institution will be recognized. OPEN TO: SAIT Employees and the Public

SALARY:  Commensurate with education and experience

COMPETITION NUMBER: 73-15-GCCLOSING: Open until a suitable candidate is found. WHY WORK AT SAITYou will be part of a premier polytechnic with an international reputation. SAIT Polytechnic offers a variety of benefits and services for staff including flexible scheduling, a great vacation package, Christmas leave, personal and professional development programs, access to our Wellness Centre, transportation discounts and more. To learn more, please visit TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply, please visit the SAIT careers site at SAIT is committed to Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOTE:   The preferred method of application is on-line. Notification of receipt will only be made to on-line applicants. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 28 days. By applying your resume may be considered for other opportunities at SAIT that suit your experience. SAIT’s vision is sharply focused - to be recognized as Canada’s premier polytechnic, one of the world’s finest, setting the standard in education, training and innovation. Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP)The personal information recorded on the application form is being collected under the authority of Section 33c of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.  The information will be used for the purpose(s) of employee recruitment and administration and is protected by the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.  If you require additional information concerning the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the SAIT FOIP Coordinator in Employee Services at 403-284-8633.

Career Level: Experienced

Years of Relevant Experience: 2 Years

Industry: Business and Professional Services

Job Function: Accounting and Finance