Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Posting Number: 
July 13, 2018 04:30 PM
Job Type: 
Full Time Permanent


Posting Effective Date: July 7, 2018

Southwestern Public Health is a newly merged Health Unit that provides public health services to the communities of the County of Oxford, Elgin and the City of St. Thomas.  With offices in Woodstock and St. Thomas, Ontario, Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) is dedicated to building a healthy community by promoting and supporting community health through the delivery of effective public health programs and services. 

This is a very exciting time as SWPH looks to promote wellness, protect health, prevent injury and advocate for positive change in the communities it serves.  Serving a population of approximately 204,000 residents in southwestern Ontario, SWPH is looking to recruit an ambitious and experienced Payroll & Benefits Administrator who is a driven professional who will be responsible for the accurate processing of the bi-weekly payroll and benefit administration for the health unit. 

Reporting to a Director of Finance, (CFO), the successful candidate will prepare payroll, complete reports, process remittances, time and attendance management, reconcile payroll, accounts, provide accounting back up as needed and administer the health unit’s various benefit plans.   In addition, the successful candidate will work with the Director, Corporate Services & Human Resources to provide data, reports and human resources information for human resource decisions.     

Essential Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent as recognized in the province of Ontario
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma in business administration as well as active enrollment or completion of the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certificate through the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA).
  • Minimum of one (1) successful year of experience with the responsibility of supporting payroll and benefit administration in a multi-unionized environment. 
  • Experience processing bi-weekly payroll; remittances, reporting and reconciliations for each pay.
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting principles, compensation, benefits, pension administration (OMERS).
  • Critical attention to detail along with effective problem-solving skills to ensure that payroll is accurate on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a wide range of professionals.
  • Proven ability to be a team player while leading and providing guidance and consultation for front line employees.
  • Ability to promote the values of shared leadership and team collaboration.
  • A criminal reference check completed within the last six (6) months from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable access to an insured working vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Ceridian payroll, time and attendance, HRIS, benefit products such as Dayforce Go.

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to by July 13, 2018.

Southwestern Public Health strives to meet the standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Customer Service Regulation, and will support candidates to modify our recruitment and selection process, should there be a need to modify or remove barriers in order to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should a candidate be contacted and require accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection processes, please notify the Human Resources representative who has contacted you.

Derek McDonald
Director, Corporate Services & Human Resources
Southwestern Public Health