Payroll and Benefits Administrators 


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.


Work: 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.

Title Examples: Benefits Coordinator, Benefits Manager, Pay Advisor, Pay and Benefits Coordinator, Payroll Administrator, Payroll Clerk, Salary Administration Officer

Useful Secondary School subjects: Math, Business, Computer basics, English

Degrees associated with this career: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor

Requirements: Completion of secondary school is required, and completion of college or other courses in accounting, bookkeeping or payroll administration , or experience as a financial clerk is usually required. , Payroll association certification may be required.

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