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Payroll and Benefits Assistant

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This position will remain open until filled with weekly review of applicants.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Payroll and Benefits Assistant
Position Summary
Are you looking to enhance your experience in payroll and benefits administration? We are seeking a full-time term-certain Payroll and Benefits Assistant to join our Compensation and Benefits team until November 22, 2024.

The Payroll & Benefits Assistant will function collaboratively as a member of the People and Culture team and is responsible for assisting with the administration and processing of Payroll & Benefit related updates to employee files and databases. The position will support semi-monthly payroll activities related to benefit and pension administration.

Position Responsibilities
You will be responsible for:
  • creating, documenting, and monitoring employee information, maintenance of data on multiple software systems
  • providing training and resource material and communication regarding payroll and benefits related matters for Red Deer Polytechnic employees, in accordance with Collective Agreements and Terms and Conditions of Employment

The Payroll & Benefits Assistant will alternate between providing support in both payroll and benefits, subject to workload volumes in those areas, pay processing and benefit enrolment schedules, and the operational requirements for each functional area at different times of the year.
Required Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of post-secondary training equivalent to Business Administration Diploma
  • Over two (2) years related experience
  • Experience in Payroll and Benefits/Pension administration within a large organization, within computerized payroll/benefit environment, with a variety of computer applications
  • Knowledge of Employment Standards Legislation, calculation rules for CPP/EI, Income Tax, Completion of various government forms (e.g. ROE)
  • Knowledge and experience of processing and uploading of data to Service Canada for ROE’s.
  • Knowledge of components of a payroll cheque including gross taxable income, statutory deductions, taxable benefits, and payroll deductions
  • Knowledge and experience of payroll and benefit processing procedures for semi-monthly payroll
  • Knowledge and experience in reporting of payroll & benefits related data (e.g. remittance reports, benefits/deduction reporting and reconciliation)
  • Experience with setting and shifting of work priorities to meet deadlines and using problem solving and interpersonal skills to meet work objectives
Preferred Qualifications
  • Some course work or progress toward National Payroll Institute – Payroll Compliance Professional is preferred (in addition to Business Administration Diploma)
  • Preferred experience within multi-union environment, working on an enterprise computer database, and knowledge of operations of post secondary educational institution and FOIPP
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Starting at $27.15 per hour
Benefits and Compensation Information
An additional 8% of the hourly rate in lieu of vacation. Eligibility to access benefits is dependent upon the Terms and Conditions of Employment.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.

Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-O-071
Employment Type Term-Certain Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 12/04/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain) 11/22/2024
FTE 1.0
Hours of Work 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Open Date 11/20/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position will remain open until filled with weekly review of applicants.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents