Payroll Administrator
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 17183

Our client is seeking a Payroll Administrator for their continuously growing and professional team in Halifax, NS. This is a permanent role ideal for an experienced payroll professional with strong knowledge of collective agreements and the ability to work efficiently in a highly time-sensitive capacity.

Key Responsibilities for the Job:

  • Provide backup for full cycle payroll processing
  • Inputting payroll data
  • Collecting and reviewing time sheets
  • Payroll reconciliations
  • Tracking reports
  • Pension and RRSP administration
  • Tracking and reporting on all benefits and vacation time
  • Assisting in the testing of potential new payroll systems
  • Other project support duties as assigned

Experience & Attributes for Success:

  • Post-secondary education in business administration, accounting, or payroll
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a similar fast-paced, high volume payroll role
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel
  • Superior attention to detail and
  • Strong and highly accurate data entry skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Organized and highly reliable team player who takes pride in their work & team
  • Ability to take initiative and lead projects as required
  • Proficient with software programs

If interested in this opportunity, please apply online by clicking the Apply Now button.

To learn more about similar opportunities, the local job market, or to discuss your career interests, please contact Natalie Clothier, Recruitment Consultant at [email protected].

Accountant Staffing is Atlantic Canada's only specialist recruitment firm focusing exclusively on the placement of accounting and finance professionals. Organizations use the services of Accountant Staffing to fill a variety of roles from Junior Accountant to Chief Financial Officer. For more information about Accountant Staffing or to view additional positions, please visit our website at

Accountant Staffing is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We believe that it is essential for workforces to reflect the communities they serve, where everyone feels included and valued. We promote environments that value and respect all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, or any other personal characteristic.

We encourage applications from underrepresented groups including African Canadians, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Racially Visible Persons, Women, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons.
Self-identification is encouraged but not required during the application process and accommodations can be requested during the recruitment process. If accommodations are needed during the assessment process, such as an interview or testing, please let us know and we will make arrangements to meet your needs.

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About Accountant Staffing

A little bit about us

Accountant Staffing is the only specialist recruitment firm in Atlantic Canada focusing on accounting and finance positions. We assist Nova Scotian employers with junior to senior level and temporary or permanent staffing requirements. So whatever your staffing requirements from Junior Accounting Clerk to CFO — we are here to help.

Established in 2002, Accountant Staffing is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and offers recruitment services throughout Nova Scotia. Our Consultants have current knowledge in every aspect of the accounting market in Nova Scotia and have developed relationships with accounting professionals throughout our province and beyond.

Our business is people. We listen carefully to employers and candidates to understand their needs so that we can match the skills, experience and goals of our candidates with the exact requirements of the employer. It's all about "fit".

What types of roles do we fill?

We focus on junior, intermediate and senior level accounting positions throughout Nova Scotia. Examples of roles we recruit for include (but are not limited to):

SENIOR: CFO, VP Finance, Director of Finance, Controller, Accounting Manager, Assistant Controller, Senior level Accountant, Internal Auditor, Financial Analyst and Budget Analyst, Financial Reporting Officer

INTERMEDIATE: General Accountant, Property Accountant, Bookkeeper, Office Manager, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Supervisor, Payroll Specialist, Part-time Bookkeeper

JUNIOR: Accounting Clerks, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Specialist, Payroll Clerk, Tax Clerk, Data Entry Clerk

Check out our sister company Administrative Staffing for other opportunities.

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