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Payroll Administrator

Sunterra Group of Companies

Acme, Alberta

The Sunterra Group of Companies is a dynamic organization that comprises pig production, crop production, greenhouse operations (Sunterra Farms), pork processing (Sunterra Meats), retail locations (Sunterra Market) and Italian cooked and cured meats production (Soleterra d’Italia). Sunterra is dedicated to growing, processing, and marketing quality food products – from our carefully managed farming operations to our unique processors to our enthusiastic and innovative retail team.

Position Summary

Sunterra has a full-time opportunity available for a Payroll Administrator to join our payroll team. The successful applicant will be responsible for payroll functions for various Sunterra Group companies and will work at our new, modern office space located just outside the village of Acme, Alberta.


The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following activities:

• Administer and manage one or more of the payroll company divisions on a weekly basis, including processing, reconciling and creating EFTs, using inhouse payroll/accounting software
• Administer Health Care Spending Accounts, including adjudication of claims, payments and month end bank reconciliation
• Complete data entry, auditing and changes of employee information
• Prepare remittances for Revenue Canada
• Complete and reconcile T4 documents and prepare for transmission
• Assist with yearly external audits and complete year end balancing of liability accounts
• Administer benefits for assigned payroll division, including balancing benefits liability accounts, invoicing and payments
• Provide support to employees by responding to payroll and benefits-related inquiries (phone, e-mail or in person)
• Assist other payroll divisions as needed, acting as a team player to ensure payrolls are complete, accurate, and transmitted on time
• Assist in problem-solving, helping the payroll team to find creative and efficient solutions to challenges

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirements

• Two or more years of experience in full-cycle payroll processing, using payroll software systems
• Understanding of accounting practices including reconciliations, year-end preparations, journal entries and general ledger reporting
• General knowledge of employment-related legislation as it relates to payroll
• Excellence in achieving multiple priorities and meeting deadlines in a timely fashion
• Strong oral and written communication skills, using a variety of software applications including Microsoft Office 365 and online tools
• Ability to work equally effectively in team-based environments as well as on tasks, which require high levels of sensitivity, confidentiality, initiative, autonomy, and independent thought and action
• Comfortable working with individuals across all levels of the organization
• Highly motivated, energetic, organized, and goal-oriented with the ability to work in a fast paced, team environment
• Ability to learn and stay current across employment standards legislation


• Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation (Canadian Payroll Association)
• Post-secondary education of a bachelor’s degree or diploma in Human Resources, Accounting or a related field is an asset

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.