Payroll and benefits administrators collect, verify and process payroll information and determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees within a department, company or other establishment.
Duties May Include
Payroll and benefits administrators perform some or all of the following duties:
Maintain 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, garnishees and insurance and pension plans;
Prepare employee payments and benefit payments by cheque or electronic transfer;
Complete, verify and process forms and documentation for administration of benefits such as pension plans, leaves, share savings, employment and medical insurance;
Prepare T4 statements and other statements;
Provide information to employees on payroll matters, benefit plans and collective agreement provisions;
Compile statistical reports, statements, and summaries related to pay and benefits accounts;
Prepare and balance period-end reports and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
Examples of Titles
Pay and Benefits Coordinator
Salary Administration Officer
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.