Payroll Officer (Temporary)

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City : Oakville

Category : Full time - Temporary

Industry : Education

Employer : Sheridan College

The Payroll Officer is responsible for accurate and timely processing and confirmation of pay for all college employees; including special payment non-employees in accordance to the terms and conditions outlined in their contracts and according to college policies and procedures. In addition, the Officer is responsible for entering and validating all Academic Non-Teaching, special payments and other non-employee set-ups and payments.

What You’ll be Doing

  • Using PeopleSoft HRIS software, ensuring the accurate and timely entry of payroll related information for all Support, Academic & Administrative employees; 
  • Creating, maintaining, upgrading and adapting employee records for all Academic Non-Teaching, special payments and other non-employee set-ups and payments;
  • Entering and verifying payroll transactions and PS records to ensure accurate and timely remuneration of wages; 
  • Assuming the lead role (on a rotating basis) in running the critical end-to-end processes which make up the payroll cycle;
  • Entering, checking and reviewing all data entered by HR including retro calculations, pension setups, general deduction setup etc.;
  • Analyzing paperwork and decentralized data input to ensure completeness, compliance and accuracy against the College’s Collective Agreements, internal policies and/or the ESA legislated minimum standards;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

About You

You have proven troubleshooting skills that allow you to solve issues within a decentralized time labour entry environment

Your excellent oral and written communication skills allow you to provide exceptional customer service and develop strong relationships 

You are professional with the ability to maintain confidentiality and thrive in a fast-paced team environment.

The successful candidate will also meet the following qualifications: 

  • 3-year diploma/degree in Human Resource Management, Accounting/Finance or related field along with a minimum of 5 years of payroll processing experience on an in-house computerized HRIS (PeopleSoft preferred) (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience)
  • Must be well versed in the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including experience using Macros is considered an asset. 
  • Thorough and current knowledge of Canada Revenue Agency regulations pertaining to payroll is necessary. 
  • Must demonstrate a high level of integrity and compliance with CRA legislation in performing the Payroll function.
  • Experience in interpreting collective agreements is preferred. Knowledge and experience with accounting principles, mathematical calculations, and general ledger cost accounting and distributions is an asset. 
  • CPM designation will be considered an asset.
  • PCP designation from the Canadian Payroll Association is an asset
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Time & Labour module is preferred. 

Who We Are:

“Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (, charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community”.

For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan

Other Details

Campus Location: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan Campus) 
Reference #: 20/S/91
Employee Group: Support Staff – Appendix D 
Hourly Range: $34.69 - $40.20
Hours/week: 35 
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm 
Application Details: This is a temporary replacement position that may continue until March 31, 2021 with the possibility of extension
Application Deadline: January 4, 2021

Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.

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