1432- Payroll clerks

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Payroll clerks

Job Description: 

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.

Main Duties: 

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.

Employment Requirements: 

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.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Human resources and recruitment officers (1223)
Personnel clerks (1415)
Supervisors of payroll clerks (in 1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers)
Benefits officer ? government services (in 1228 Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers)

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Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X