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Payroll Officer

University of Ottawa

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 18, 2020.

Salary (Grade: NC5) Hiring salary range $56515$71,952

Position Purpose

Processes all payroll and correction requests from faculties and services by the deadlines set by the University, unions and governments, to ensure payroll accuracy for all employees. Studies daily electronic form reports requiring correction. When providing backup to his or her peer (Compensation Officer), ensures high quality service, including in person, to both internal and external clients, communicating information about sector policies, regulations and procedures, as well as collective agreements.

Essential Qualifications

Knowledge of payroll and client service normally acquired through a college diploma or equivalent experience
Canadian Payroll Association certification as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) (an asset)
In-depth knowledge of an integrated payroll system
In-depth knowledge of federal and provincial laws, employment standards and other regulations related to payroll and compensation
Computer skills: expert knowledge of Excel, with knowledge of other software and systems such as Windows, word processors, presentation software, databases, email and the internet
Three years’ experience working with a complex payroll in a large, preferably unionized, organization
Experience in analyzing and applying policies and procedures
Experience and skill in preparing, analyzing and interpreting reports
Ability to work under pressure and meet very firm deadlines
Organizational skill and attention to detail
Autonomy, initiative and sound judgment
Communication and interpersonal skills, with experience serving clients, some upset or impatient, requiring explanations of complex processes, regulations and calculations
Bilingualism – English/French (spoken and written)

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section ”Useful links” on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

Note

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Temporary assignment or contract of 24 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations. Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).