Payroll Administrator - Acheson, AB at CRH

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Location: Acheson, Alberta (Canada)

Job Description:
Job ID: 221919

Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading supplier of products for North America's building and landscaping markets. Its products include concrete masonry and hardscapes, packaged cement mixes, packaged lawn and garden products and composite decking products that are sold through a variety of channels. Oldcastle APG is the innovator behind many of the industry's well-known brands including Belgard Hardscapes, Echelon masonry products, Sakrete bagged dry-mixes, Anchor Wall Systems, MoistureShield composite decking, among others. With over 195 operating locations and 6,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 36 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Oldcastle APG is a U.S. subsidiary of CRH plc., a leading global diversified building materials group.

Job Summary

We are currently looking for a Payroll Administrator at our Expocrete - western Canadian head office located in Acheson, AB.

Reporting to the Controller, the Payroll Administrator will work closely with Shared Services Payroll, Managers, Supervisors, Human Resources and employees to ensure the accurate and on-time delivery of pay. The Payroll Administrator will also administer benefits and complete remittances for union dues, pensions, RRSPs, WCB and benefits.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

System Maintenance

  • Enter all new hires, terminations and changes (updates, i.e. address changes, withholding changes, wage & salary changes, department/plant location, etc.) into payroll and time and attendance programs as applicable.
  • Prepare Records of Employments (ROEs) as required
  • Enter and confirm accuracy of all deductions and earnings for all employees (e.g. taxes, benefit premiums, RRSPs, garnishments, etc.)
  • Upload relevant employee related documents into Payroll system and maintain employee paper file
  • Provide all new hires with paystub login accounts and reset passwords as requested
  • Provide all new hires with appropriate time & attendance access, reset passwords for employees, supervisors and managers

Payroll Processing

  • Answer questions from managers and supervisors related to time & attendance system
  • Review and ensure time & attendance system is accurately tracking hours by ensuring appropriate rules & codes are assigned
  • Ensure Payroll is compliant with Employment Standards (BC, AB, SK, and MB) and Collective Agreements
  • Enter payment instructions (e.g. boot allowances, bonus, severance pay, etc.)
  • Review & ensure accuracy of Payroll pre-check when received from shared services
  • Ensure accuracy of taxable benefits

Benefits Administration

  • Enroll, terminate and process changes with Group Insurance provider, Critical Illness and Retirement Plan provider
  • Confirm Critical Illness premium deductions on each pay
  • Confirm appropriate benefit deductions are assigned to employees
  • Complete & submit non-work-related disability forms and collect employee paid benefit premiums while employee is on leave
  • Update Payroll system with applicable benefit plan & rate changes
  • Reconciliate Group Insurance Invoices
  • Send out confirmation of enrolment benefit letters and packages
  • Answer questions related to benefits and Group Retirement Plan

Remittances and Garnishments

  • Enter deductions and complete remittances for union dues, pension, health & welfare plan, WCB, and RRSP
  • Process all garnishments, including filling out and submitting garnishment related documents
  • Reconcile garnishment payments every pay period
  • In collaboration with the Finance team, ensure appropriate payments are made (e.g. union dues) and reconciled each month


  • Investigate and correct Payroll related errors, and complete Payroll audits as required
  • Ensure Payroll is compliant with company Policies and Procedures (e.g. Vacation, Flex-Time, Statutory Holiday pay, etc.)
  • Provide payroll reports to Finance, Human Resources, Managers/Supervisors as required
  • Answer all payroll related inquiries for Employment Insurance, Service Canada, CRA, Unions, etc.
  • Prepare employment verification letters as requested
  • Provide employment confirmation as requested
  • May complete year-end Payroll related tasks such as T4 preparation, etc.
  • Provide information requested and support APG Canada Payroll Manager as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must posses a high attention to detail & be very organized
  • Must be curious & willing to understand and resolve system errors
  • Must be very knowledgeable of Alberta and British Columbia Employment Standards, familiarity with Saskatchewan and Manitoba Employment Standards considered an asset
  • Must be experienced in processing pay for union employees
  • Experience working with Kronos and/or Ultipro considered an asset
  • Must be well versed in a variety of Payroll remittances
  • Canadian Payroll Association certification is an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Payroll
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with a variety of different people
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision and under pressure

What CRH Americas Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!

CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Aug 17, 2020

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