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Payroll administrators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1432

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.

Job Duties for Payroll administrators

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Payroll administrators

Work is performed in an office environment.

Alternate Job 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
  • Benefits Officer - Payroll Administration
  • Pay Advisor
  • Pay And Benefits Administrator
  • Pay And Benefits Clerk
  • Pay Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Officer
  • Salary Administration Officer
  • Payroll Analyst
  • Payroll And Benefits Administrator
  • Administrator - Payroll
  • Billing & Payroll Specialist