Payroll & Benefits Administrator - Town of Taber

Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Permanent, Full-Time
Competition No.

The Town of Taber is looking for a candidate to fill this role on a fulltime basis. The Payroll and Benefits Administrator is responsible for managing payroll and benefits.
  • Verify and process the documents related to payroll and benefits when a new employee is hired
  • Register, terminate and update employee information with benefit carrier and pension plans as required. 
  • Ensure payroll and benefit/pension processing are accurate in accordance with all Town polices and compliant with other legislations such as Alberta Employment Standards, CRA, Alberta Pension Services and AMSC etc.
  • Maintain database records of hours worked, pay, bonuses, and other benefits for full-time, part-time, casual, and seasonal employees as well as Council and Volunteer Fire Fighters.
  • Prepare and verify pay statements that provide information about each employee's gross and net earnings, and statutory and non-statutory deductions for federal and provincial taxes, Employment Insurance, union dues, health insurance, pensions, staff funds, maintenance enforcement, expense claims
  • Create system-generated reports and resolve any errors or discrepancies
  • Ensure all leaves of absence such as Short-Term Disability, Long Term Disability, WCB, layoffs, personal leaves are processed and tracked as required by Town policies and in compliance with outside legislators.  
  • Reconcile statements from benefit carrier to ensure accuracy of billing of benefits and appropriate costing is in payroll system.
  • Create and process invoices for employee benefits when employees are on leave.
  • Create reports, process, distribute, pay, and invoice vendors and employees including online submissions, such as LAPP, SFPP, AMSC, Receiver General, and internal associations/clubs, etc.
  • Prepare payroll-related statistical reports, statements, and calculations for employee collective bargaining as directed by the Director of Finance.
  • Reconcile GL payroll accounts monthly
  • Prepare, review, and reconcile T4’s and other Year-End reporting slips to be in compliance with CRA
  • Prepare, reconcile, and submit Pension/WCB annual reports as per the regulator’s deadline
  • Set up and update all modifiers and rate changes for each new year.
  • Responsible for calculating and posting Seniority Lists by deadlines as per collective agreement
  • Maintain and update as required all in house payroll process manuals
  • Train and assist assigned back up staff
  • Participates in the workplace health and safety program, including monthly worksite and hazard inspections
  • Ensure payroll & benefit record retention policies and standard operating procedures are followed in accordance with the TOT, CRA, Pension, WCB, AMSC policies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Finance

  • Canadian Payroll Association Certification is required
  • Minimum 5 years of payroll experience
  • Payroll Compliance Legislation Course (from Canadian Payroll Association) or must complete within 12 months of hire
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access)
  • Knowledge of payroll systems such as Canadian Payroll, Great Plains, etc. willing and able keep up to date with new technology and to learn new software as required
  • Education and or knowledge of LAPP & SFPP pension plans, Alberta Employment Standards, AMSC regulations, Worker’s Compensation, accounts receivable, and accounts payable
  • Standard First Aid/CPR/AED training
  • Ability to provide a clean Police Information Check
  • Must be able to keep a high level of confidentiality regarding the information they have access to, work under pressure, as this position faces numerous pay-related timelines.
  • Must have a full understanding of requirements and legislation the employer must be compliant with and understand the reporting and income/deductions required. (i.e., CRA required Payroll Source deductions, T4 processing, ROE’s etc.)
DURATION:                         Fulltime position – Out of Scope
SUPERVISOR:                    Director of Finance
WAGES & BENEFITS        $80,000-$85,000, including an attractive benefit package.
HOURS OF WORK:            37.5 hours / week, M-F 8:00am-4:30pm      
LOCATION:                         Position will work in the Town of Taber Administration Office
CLOSE DATE:                    Open until a suitable candidate is hired
Safety 1st
The Town of Taber holds a Certificate of Recognition achieved through the Alberta Municipal Health & Safety Association for our Safety Policies and Program.

Please submit resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or e-mail in confidence to:

Human Resources
Town of Taber
4900 A 50 St.
Taber, AB  T1G 1T1
Fax:  403-223-5530
We wish to thank all applicants for applying however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Organization: Town of Taber
Location: Taber, AB
Region: Lethbridge / Medicine Hat
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration
Posted: April 28, 2022, 12:09 pm
Expires: May 28, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $80,000.00 to $85,000.00 Year

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