Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Halifax, NS
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About Us        

Pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act, WCB provides workplace injury insurance to workers and employers in Nova Scotia. Every day, employees work to reduce the human and financial impact of workplace injury. WBC works to prevent workplace injuries, but when it occurs, they are there to provide security from its impact on workers and their families.

They work with workplaces across the province to help prevent workplace injuries, and to establish strong return to work programs. When injury occurs, WCB supports injured workers to return to work in a safe and timely manner. They provide income replacement benefits, supporting rehabilitation and offering return-to-work assistance. They also provide extended benefits in cases where an injured worker is no longer able to work due to their workplace injury, and support families in the wake of workplace tragedy.

WCB is a leader in Nova Scotia’s growing workplace safety culture. Their social marketing campaigns spark important conversations and behaviour changes related to workplace safety. They work with   partners to reduce the human impact of workplace injury, through the promotion of workplace safety and return-to-work. Guided by their Strategic Plan, recent business transformation and ongoing journey toward financial sustainability and full funding have created the potential for service improvement, innovation and opportunity. 

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources you will be responsible for salary administration related to all WCB employees, which includes collecting, confirming, and accurately entering payroll changes and transmitting payroll data files.  You will administer and apply the Collective Agreement specifically relating to pay provisions, leaves, vacation and holidays, overtime, hours of work.  You are responsible for calculating employer contributions for Canada Pension, Employment Insurance, pension, health care plans, life insurance and union dues; and the renewal of insured benefit plans.   You play a key role in the new hire process by setting up employees in the payroll system and providing an overview of benefit plan coverage and enrolling employees in plans as applicable.  It is also critical to respond to inquiries from employees and managers to effectively resolve issues.  As part of a highly collaborative HR team, you will participate in various team meetings, projects, and initiatives to provide your subject matter expertise in the payroll field.  

About You

With a strong knowledge of payroll, benefits, and pension plan administration you pride yourself on your excellent communication skills and your ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, complex environment. You understand the importance of accuracy and have a proven track record of processing an accurate payroll each and every pay.  You are service-minded and consistently deliver a high quality, professional service.  

As the ideal candidate, a relevant combination of education and experience would be a fit for this role. Working experience with a computerized payroll system is a must for this opportunity. Your PCP/CPM designation and/or Work at Work certification (or your working towards one of these) is a strong asset that accentuates your education and experience. You possess an undergraduate degree or diploma plus a minimum of two years experience working in payroll and benefits, preferably in a unionized environment. In addition, your membership with the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia and CPHR designation (CPHR) is a further asset, along with demonstrated experience with Crystal Reports and Microsoft Excel.

As safety champions, all WCB Nova Scotia employees are responsible for following safe work procedures, using personal protective and safety equipment as required, knowing and complying with all regulations, reporting any illness or injury immediately to their manager, reporting unsafe acts and unsafe conditions, and cooperating with occupational health and safety initiatives.  They are a scent-reduced environment. 

WCB Nova Scotia champions safety and promotes a diverse and respectful workplace.

The Offer

We offer a comprehensive overall compensation package including a salary range of $56,278 to $70,339. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter as one document with your name and the job title in the document title (Microsoft Word format) to natalie@venor.ca

Any offer of employment will be conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.

At Venor, we value and celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals of any race, color, religion, gender identity, orientation, national origin, or disability status.

WCB Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting and developing employees.  Visit their website at www.wcb.ns.ca.

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