Payroll Administrator - Grande Prairie

Job description

Northern Metalic Sales is a Canadian Independent Wholesale Industrial Distributor based in Grande Prairie, AB with operations across Alberta & BC.

Northern Metalic Sales is part of a larger, diverse group of companies with interests in wholesale distribution, oilfield service & supply, lubricants distribution, land and real estate development, rail construction & transload, vehicles rentals & leasing, and finance.


We are currently seeking an individual to fill the position of Payroll Administrator.

Specific Responsibilities include:

As Payroll Administrator your primary responsibilities are, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure accuracy of payroll earnings and deductions are in compliance with company policies and CRA rules and regulations;
  • Responsible for the full cycle payroll, performing all payroll processing activities to ensure an accurate and timely payroll while maintaining the integrity of payroll data and payroll related records, ROE submissions and pay period reporting;
  • Create and maintain employee electronic and paper files;
  • Validate and enter employee data: New hires, wage increases, contract changes, inter-company transfers;
  • Troubleshoot payroll issues;
  • Prepare payments for pay in lieu of notice, severance, and other final payments for employees;
  • Provide administrative support for all benefit programs: enrollment of new employees, changes, terminations, and responding to employee inquiries about vacation, benefit plan, etc;
  • Audit, validate, balance and submit RRSP/DPSP contributions and Group Benefits;
  • Process Records of Employment (ROEs);
  • Complete quarterly reporting to WorkSafe BC. WCB AB and EHT remittance reports;
  • Processing garnishee orders and requirements to pay;
  • Provide Journal Entry adjustments and month end accounting documents;
  • Liaise with Managers, Administrators and HR to ensure employee data is up to date and accurate; facilitate communication of important information to affected groups or individuals;
  • Answer payroll related inquiries from employees, management, government, and legal entities in a timely manner; escalate complex inquiries as required;
  • Contribute to the development, documentation, and implementation of efficient payroll & benefit processes;
  • Year-end processes related to payroll and T4 preparation, PIER reports, TL2’s, T2200’s and reconciling CRA business accounts;
  • Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned or modified as necessary.


  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation or working towards an asset;
  • Minimum five years job-related progressive experience within Payroll including significant and relevant experience with Pay Works preferred;
  • Proficiency in or knowledge of using a variety of computer software applications including Excel, Word and Teams;
  • Ability to develop plans and then bring them to action – engaging relevant stakeholders and managing expectations around timing, process etc;
  • Effective customer service and relationship management skills both in person and over the phone to employees, participants and other internal/external stakeholders as required;
  • A high performer with great organizational skills and the ability to work within deadlines with a high attention to detail;
  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment;
  • Ambitious with the desire to continuously learn and the ability to adapt to a dynamic growing organization;
  • Ability to articulate and report data;
  • Team player with Strong interpersonal skills: ability to build relationships with peers in remote locations;
  • Excellent independent problem solving and decision-making skills;
  • Strong conflict management and negotiation skills.

Compliance to health, safety, cleanliness and adhering to company policies and programs within the establishment are critical.

Qualifications include:

  • We are seeking individuals with experience within an administration environment; however, this is not a requirement. Knowledge of Accounts Receivable & Payable is considered an asset. Individuals with excellent self motivation, reliability, customer service and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment will be given preference


  • Dental care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Life Insurance

Job Type:

  • Full-time


  • Monday to Friday: 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Grande Prairie, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

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