Job Posting 78092

Payroll Coordinator
Catholic Social Services
Edmonton area
closing today (Fri, 3 Dec)
full time

Are you looking for an inviting and exciting career opportunity? Do you have a passion for payroll, analysis, collaboration and making a difference? If the answer is “Yes”, this is the job for you!

Catholic Social Services is currently recruiting for a Payroll Coordinator to join our team. This position is permanent, full time, 40 hours per week, and is located in Edmonton, Alberta.

You will be joining an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1900 staff, and hundreds of volunteers delivering 130+ programs throughout Central Alberta.

The Agency identifies and responds to community needs by serving individuals through a variety of services and programs and operates throughout central Alberta within the defined area of the Archdiocese of Edmonton. The Agency operates with a combination of public and private funding, and has an annual budget of more than $96 million.


Reporting to the Payroll and Benefits Manager, the Payroll Coordinator will support Catholic Social Services by working collaboratively with the Payroll team to provide payroll and benefits support to the Agency. The work will include executing payroll and benefit processes, records management, and contributing to process improvement plans.


Primary job responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the full cycle processing of semi-monthly payroll for salaried and hourly staff.
  • Ensure all required payroll processes are completed within applicable deadlines.
  • Process and ensure year-end employee tax slips or forms, and submitting government filings to meet deadlines.
  • Preparing a variety of payroll reports for stakeholders.
  • Assist in Payroll technical development as required.
  • Complete required processes after each pay run as required.
  • Troubleshoot and research discrepancies of payroll information and/or documentation for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and adhering to procedures prior to processing payroll.
  • Execute group benefit processes and arrears in accordance with Agency policies and applicable legislation.

Apply knowledge of Payroll and Benefit process to:

  • Troubleshoot and respond to all Payroll inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with payroll team members and agency stakeholders to provide exceptional service and support to staff.
  • Assist in streamlining processes where possible without jeopardizing the overall efficiency or effectiveness of that payroll and benefit functions.
  • Assist in process improvements and benchmarking.
  • Be aware of changes, trends, and innovations that reflect Payroll best practices.
  • Work in collaboration with partners to develop and adhere to best practices as Agency operations and needs change.
  • Coordinate the preparation and maintenance of reports and statistics for Government agencies and others as required.


Education and Experience:

  • Must be working towards or currently hold a Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification.
  • Diploma in Accounting or a related business program.
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification considered an asset.
  • 3 years of full cycle experience in payroll required, benefit administration experience is an asset.
  • Prior experience with multiple systems is an asset. Currently on Great Plains/Kronos.
  • Prior system implementation/set up/continuous improvement experience an asset.

Skills, Abilities and Attributes:

  • Strong critical thinking, customer service skills and service orientation.
  • Exceptional organization and follow-through skills.
  • Self-directed, with strong organizational, time-management and prioritization skills. Ability to work tight, precise deadlines.
  • Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with employees at various levels of the organization.
  • Ability to adapt quickly, troubleshoot and problem-solve independently, as well as with a team.
  • High degree of proficiency with MS Office, SharePoint, Teams and e-mail applications.
  • Strong systems understanding.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail in maintaining employee confidentiality, privacy and security.
  • Solid understanding of Canadian labour laws.

Please apply online at to competition number 2512.

COVID-19 Notice: Catholic Social Services has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure Policy effective October 6, 2021. Employees must disclose their vaccination status and, if they have received COVID-19 vaccination(s), provide proof of vaccination. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires. If your application is successful and you have been vaccinated, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination no later than your start date.

Closing date for Applications: December 3, 2021

We offer flexibility, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive working environment.

We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity and people of faith or no faith.

We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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