Payroll and Benefits Administrators

(NOC 1432)

Career Description

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

Benefits Coordinator
Benefits Manager
Pay Advisor
Pay and Benefits Coordinator
Payroll Administrator
Payroll Clerk
Salary Administration Officer

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Accounting Bachelor; Honours
Accounting Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Advanced Accounting Certificate; Advanced
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bookkeeping Certificate; Online
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Sustainability and Financial Management Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Accounting and Financial Management Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Administration (Honours) - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Bookkeeping Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022