Payroll and Benefits Administrator


Competition Number: LAA-21-66

Job Type: Full Time, Temporary

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Posting: External

Competition Ends: December 10, 2021

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.

Who You Are

Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. You are a numbers person and understand the critical role of Payroll in the organization. You are computer-savvy and more organized than anyone you know. Fast-paced work environments give you a rush and you’re always up for a challenge. You love learning new things, solving problems, and can adapt to change quickly. You care deeply about the success of our team and our organization.

Job Description

Reporting to the Payroll and Benefits Lead, some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Able to independently run end to end payroll cycle and related activities on a semi-monthly and yearly basis
  • Setup and Run Regular and Exception Payroll
  • Verifying setup of new employees in Dayforce system
  • Verifying and approving changes to employee records in the Dayforce system (name, marital status, position changes, pay rate changes, employment status changes).
  • Completing Record of Employment as required.
  • Producing standard payroll reports following each pay cycle.
  • Ensuring employee personnel records are kept up to date.
  • Providing timely responses to employees regarding payroll and benefit inquiries.
  • Maintaining a strong working knowledge and ensuring compliance with all policies, procedures, legislation, standards, and regulations.


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years payroll and benefits experience. Working in a unionized environment is an asset.
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field – acceptable combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Preference will be given to those currently working towards or completed Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and Word).
  • Experience with Dayforce is considered a strong asset.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of payroll regulations and employment legislation.
  • Understanding of Basic Accounting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Works well under pressure –deadlines are non-negotiable.
  • Research and analytical skills.

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competitive wage
  • Work from home opportunities
  • 7 % RRSP employer contribution
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness accounts
  • Paid holiday closure
  • Employee assistance program

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Reference competition number [LAA-21-66]. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Legal Aid Alberta has implemented a COVID 19-Vaccination Policy, requiring employees provide proof of vaccination, OR negative results of a privately administered, Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab-based PCR test performed within the preceding 48 hours of attending the office or workplace. This policy will be reviewed monthly and revised or repealed as the COVID-19 situation in Alberta changes.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.

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