Payroll Clerk

Dalhousie University

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Position Information

Position Title Payroll Clerk
Department/Unit Human Resources
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S93-23
Employee Group NSGEU Local 77
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $23.70 – $30.06 per hour ($43,141 – $54,716 per annum, 35 hours per week)
Classification C5
Provisional Statement This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary The Human Resources Department is committed to a vision where employees are engaged, supported, and inspired to achieve excellence at Dalhousie University. Reporting to the HR & Payroll Administrator, the Payroll Clerk performs a variety of specialized duties relating to Payroll and Information Services, while maintaining an in-depth knowledge of policies and procedures, labour standards, Service Canada and Canada Revenue Agency regulations.
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist and respond to a broad range of inquiries, complaints and requests from employees, former employees, banks, employment verifications, government departments, etc. regarding payroll procedures.
  • Intake and distribute all payroll documentation and information to payroll assistants. Ensure information is complete, consult with departmental contracts or employees regarding discrepancies.
  • Primarily responsible for monitoring and maintaining a variety of project email inboxes.
  • Review and process various forms (Courtesy access profiles, electronic personal action forms, etc.), and update information in HRIS.
  • Perform a variety of payroll-related audits.
  • During absences and peak periods, assist with other Payroll Unit staff duties.
Note Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Business/office administrative program with approximately two years experience in an HR/Payroll function (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Completion (or willingness to complete) National Payroll Institute Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.
  • Experience with integrated administrative systems.
  • Excellent communication, organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in order to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Must be proficient in Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of Banner preferred.
Job Competencies
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Bargaining unit employees (NSGEU local 77) are given priority consideration and will be notified on the status of their application following assessment. All other applications will be considered when there is no qualified candidate from the bargaining unit.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/13/2023
Close Date 03/20/2023
Open Until Filled No
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