1432- Payroll clerks
Payroll administrators collect, verify and process payroll information and determine pay and benefit entitlements for employees within a department, company or other establishment. They are employed by payroll administration companies and by establishments throughout the private and public sectors.
Payroll 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, garnishments 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.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Completion of college or other courses in accounting, bookkeeping or payroll administration
Experience as a financial clerk is usually required.
Payroll association certification may be required.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X