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Payroll and Benefits Specialist (5236)

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Payroll and Benefits Specialist
Organization:  Saskatchewan Blue Cross
Province:  Saskatchewan
Location:  Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Blue Cross®, one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, is currently recruiting for a full time, permanent Payroll & Benefits Administrator to join the Human Resources department located in our Saskatoon office. If you share our values, have an extensive knowledge of payroll with strong technical expertise, are passionate about detail and thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, then we’re looking for you!

This position offers the flexibility to be 100% remote, in office based in our Saskatoon office or a hybrid of remote/in office if the successful candidate resides in Saskatoon


Reporting directly to the Manager, Human Resources, and under the guidance and supervision of the Sr HR Advisor, Team Lead, the  Payroll & HR Administrator is responsible for all aspects of payroll, benefit and pension processing, ongoing administration and development of HRIS functionality, analytics, reporting, as well as, support for other HR program administration such as compensation.  The role requires payroll expertise, knowledge of employment and pay related regulations and legislation, and is responsible for solving issues, developing and executing new enhancements, documentation and training of key users. 


·        Manage end to end payroll for salaried and hourly employees on a bi-weekly cycle

·        Ensure all pre and post payroll, monthly, quarterly and annual activities are completed on time and accurately

·        Calculate, reconcile and prepare non-standard payments, file imports, Records of Employment, government remittances, G/L, benefit fillings, tax slips and other required documents

·        Manage all year-end payroll activities and processes

·        Administer the company benefits and pension programs, including enrolments, contributions, reporting, payments , billing reconciliation and analysis. 

·        Provide advice on routine as well as complex payroll and benefit transactions while ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and internal policies

·        Determine reporting needs and requirements and develop, prepare, or configure system generated or ad-hoc reports to support users and efficient and effective operations

·        Process new hires, leaves, terminations, benefits and other change documents and reports

·        Manage payroll system configurations, including table updates

·        Audit data and processes to ensure full functionality and data quality

·        Troubleshoot, analyze issues, and propose solutions

·        Respond to staff payroll and benefit inquiries, providing timely and professional service

·        Stays abreast of legislative changes and ensures processes are compliant

·        Document and track all processes and procedures, develop training and communications documentation and deliver as required

·        Provide support to the departmental planning and budgeting process

·        Participate on cross departmental teams or committees

·        Support in the administration and delivery of other HR programs and processes as required

·        Other related duties and project work as assigned



·        Related Post-Secondary Education with 3-5 years’ of relevant experience working with a recognized HRIS and processing payroll for 100+ employees

·        Canadian Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation is required

·        Knowledge of UKGPro (formerly UltiPro) and experience and knowledge of compensation practices and administration would be considered a definite asset

·        Strong working knowledge of payroll legislation in Saskatchewan

·        Advanced MS Excel skills and ability to easily learn new programs

·        Strong demonstration of discretion working with confidential and private information

·        Strong communication skills and the ability to deal effectively with people and build relationships across and at all levels of the organization

·        Detailed oriented, analytical, efficient and be able to manage large volumes of work while adhering to strict deadlines

·        Well organized with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities and work under pressure

·        Team player and self-starter with strong sense of accountability and demonstrated flexibility and adaptability

·        Well-developed problem-solving skills and ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and diplomacy

·        Commitment and passion to excel in the delivery of superior customer service

·        The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check

·        Must be legally entitled to work in Canada on an unrestricted basis

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