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Temporary Senior Payroll Specialist (5413)

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Temporary Senior Payroll Specialist
Organization:  Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board
Province:  Saskatchewan
Location:  Regina


We are the provincial agency that delivers workplace insurance to Saskatchewan employers and benefits to Saskatchewan workers when they are hurt at work. Our legislation, The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 , describes the workplaces that we cover and the benefits we provide.

We are a monopoly. This means that the employers in industries that are mandated by our Act must insure through us. Employers in industries excluded by our Act may apply for coverage. It also means that workers injured in an industry mandated by our Act can claim benefits from us.


Job Summary:

The Senior Payroll Specialist administers the bi-weekly payroll process for all employees and is a subject matter expert on all complex payroll related matters. This position leads the preparation and analysis of payroll, payroll reports, and payroll documents to meet business and regulatory requirements. They work independently to research and resolve payroll issues and effectively communicate the resolution to employees. They have a solid understanding of the payroll system and all related interfaces. This position provides analytical expertise when there are new programs, changes to the collective agreement or new legislation needs to be processed in the system.  Additionally, they are a key contributor to functional enhancements to our system as it relates to HR/payroll related business functions. They also take a lead role in the technical training of new payroll staff on the related systems and procedures.


Two years (2) successfully completed post-secondary education in business administration, accounting, and/or human resources.  Successful completion of the Payroll Compliance Practitioner program certification (PCP) would be as asset.

Education would be supplemented with four (4) years successful experience demonstrating the ability to do the following:

Processing Canadian payroll and benefits for a medium sized company using a computerized system in accordance with the CRA, EI, Canada Pension Plan, collective agreements, employer pension plans, Labour Standards, and other statutory/employer requirements.
Maintaining payroll records to comply with audit requirements.

Ensuring the general ledger payroll accounting is functioning in accordance with finance systems.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to translate these skills into actions.
Advanced computer literacy with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  JD Edwards experience would be an asset.
Ability to prioritize and manage several major priorities in a timely and efficient manner with a strong attention to detail.

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