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North Vancouver, Bc

Job Description

ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.

Location: ALS Geochemistry, North Vancouver

Reports to: Payroll Manager

Position Type: Full-Time

About the Position: The Payroll Administrator is responsible for processing payroll for ALS Group employees in Canada and the USA.


Specific Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of bi-weekly union and non-union payrolls for over 1000 employees using timekeeping and payroll systems;
  • Ensure data integrity and maintenance of same for accurate processing of salary/hourly payrolls; set up of new hires, rate increases, tax information, employee deductions, garnishments, direct deposits, and terminations within the payroll database;
  • Transmits payroll data to payroll service provider for processing in a timely manner;
  • Reconcile, file and remit monthly, quarterly and annual payments to CRA, WCB, EHT, etc. if necessary;
  • Verification and reconciliation of each pay run, and to make adjustments if necessary;
  • Prepare T4’s, ROE’s and various payroll reports as requested;
  • Establish/maintain employee records; ensure that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis; review changes for proper authorization and adherence to HR policy including compliance with federal/provincial/territorial regulations;
  • Resolve payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information;
  • Respond in a timely and professional manner to employee inquiries;
  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential;
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Assisting and supporting payroll system updates/configuration and implementation;
  • Providing recommendations on policy, procedure and process updates;
  • Serve as back up to other positions in the department;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring quality;
  • Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;


Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities;
  • Manual dexterity to perform repetitive tasks such as data entry.

About You:

The ideal candidate would have:
  • University degree/college diploma, payroll related courses/certification or equivalent related work experience required;
  • Minimum 2-5 years of full cycle payroll experience in a multi-jurisdiction environment would be an asset;
  • Experience with Ceridian HPL, Kronos Workforce, or ADP systems an asset

Additional Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Canadian (Federal and Provincial) payroll legislation;
  • Working knowledge of HR/Payroll-related guidelines and legislation including collective agreements, Employment Standards, Canada Revenue Agency;
  • Motivated and proactive with the ability to manage a heavy workload professionally and efficiently;
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide solutions;
  • Ability to meet multiple demands in a fast paced, deadline driven environment;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive employee information;
  • Excellent customer service, attention to detail and organizational skills including effective prioritization and follow-up skills;
  • Excellent data entry skills, computer skills including experience with MS Windows, MS Word, and a high level of proficiency in MS Excel;
  • Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal with a high degree of diplomacy and tact.

Looking for further details?

  • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than August 13, 2018;
  • We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted;

  • For the employee referral bonus program, this position is eligible for a Level B bonus award.

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