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:

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Administration - Specialization in Accounting (B.B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Accounting Bachelor
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Accounting Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Accounting Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Accounting Diploma
Bookkeeping and Accounting Practices Certificate
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bookkeeping Certificate; Online
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Modified on May 20, 2012