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Payroll Officer

Human Resources - Human Resources

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Job Type: Temporary Assignment or Contract

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: September 07, 2017

Closing Date: September 17, 2017

Union affiliation: NC

Job Reports To: Coordinator, Payroll Operations

Job description

Salary (Grade: NC5)

Hiring salary range

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. As main contact person for the payroll sector, 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 yearsí 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 ó English/French (spoken and written)

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise 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. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


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 members of visible minorities. 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 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. Applications from employees holding regular positions will be considered first. The University also accepts external applications; they will be considered in second place. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Donít forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. 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).

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