Payroll & Benefits Specialist

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Please note: This role will be based in Opal (45 minutes North of Edmonton) and a generous travel allowance will be provided for the successful applicant. 

This is an exciting hybrid (1 day WFH) stand-alone Payroll and Benefits Specialist position which is responsible for daily administration and management of this Energy Client's payroll and benefits processes!



  • Review and process daily timesheets to ensure accuracy, completeness and authorization
  • Administer full-cycle bi-weekly payroll for two entities
  • Prepare, reconcile, and input payroll journal entries into accounting software
  • Prepare payroll related filings and supporting documentation, such as T4s, T4As, and Records of Employments
  • Process new hires, employee terminations and employee status changes
  • Responsible for the administration of employee benefit programs
  • Prepare and maintain related payroll records and reports
  • Provide information to employees concerning payroll and benefit related matters
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal and Provincial legislation
  • Coordinate with the HR department to ensure correct employee data and benefit administration



  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) preferred or working towards
  • 3+ years of related experience in payroll
  • Proficiency using relevant payroll software, experience with Payworks is an asset
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP functions, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of Alberta Labor laws and Employment Standard Codes
  • Strong attention to detail for accurate data entry
  • Superior organization skills and ability to work independently within agreed timelines
  • Demonstrates results-driven work ethic and accountability for assigned duties and tasks
  • Displays a positive and professional attitude and is a team player

Location: Opal, Alberta

Role Type: Permanent, Hybrid

For more information, please contact Kira Freeman -