1432 – Payroll administrators
Payroll administrators collect, verify and process payroll information, determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees, maintain accurate payroll records, and provide payroll information within a department, company or other establishment. They are employed by payroll administration companies and by establishments throughout the public and private sectors.
Index of titles
- Account records clerk – payroll
- Assistant paymaster
- Benefits and pension plan officer
- Benefits officer – payroll administration
- Pay accounts clerk
- Pay advisor
- Pay and benefits administrator
- Pay and benefits clerk
- Pay clerk
- Pay verifier
- Payroll administrator
- Payroll clerk
- Payroll machine operator
- Payroll officer
- Salary administration officer
- Superannuation clerk – government
- Timekeeper – payroll
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
- Maintain and update employee information, such as records of employee attendance, leave and overtime to calculate pay and benefit entitlements, in Canadian and other currencies, using manual or computerized systems
- Prepare and verify statements of earnings for employees, indicating gross and net salaries and deductions such as taxes, union dues, garnishments and insurance and pension plans
- Prepare, verify and process all employee payroll related payments, including regular pay, benefit payments, and special payments such as bonuses and vacation pay
- Complete, verify and process forms and documentation for administration of benefits such as pension plans, leaves, share savings, employment and medical insurance
- Prepare payroll related filings and supporting documentation, such as year-end tax statements, pension, Records of Employment and other statements
- Provide information on payroll matters, benefit plans and collective agreement provisions
- Compile, review, and monitor statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts
- Prepare and balance period-end reports and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements
- Identify and resolve payroll discrepancies
- May be responsible for the development or implementation of payroll policies, procedures or processes.
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
- Completion of college or other courses in accounting, bookkeeping or payroll administration or experience in payroll administration is usually required.
- Payroll association certification may be required.
- Experience using a payroll system or software may be required.
- Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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