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Payroll Administrator

Company: Seaspan ULC
Company - Location: Seaspan ULC - North Vancouver, BC
Employment Duration: Full-time permanent salaried
MoveUP Classification: N/A


The Payroll Administrator role reports directly to the Payroll Manager. As a key contributor, you will be responsible for the administration of the organization’s salaried employee payroll, its account reconciliation, reporting and documentation.


  • Prepare salaried payroll, payments and remittances (base & variable pay, contributions, deductions, taxes, etc.).
  • Calculate retroactive and severance payments.
  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations (payroll, paid time-off, incentives and other type of accruals)
  • Balance and file tax related reports.
  • Update scheduled reports and provide data analysis upon request.
  • Ensure data and transaction accuracy through rigorous control and validation process.
  • Answer internal and external payroll inquiries (e.g., employees, finance departments, government agencies, external auditors).
  • Maintain employee records.
  • Document and review payroll related procedures.
  • Provide support to the Payroll Manager
  • Prepare, balance and submits T-4’s
  • Prepares, reconciles and remits WCB premiums
  • Prepares and submits ROE’s.

Education and Experience

  • College diploma in accounting or human resources related program.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive payroll & accounting experience, in a complex organizational environment.
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.

Skills and Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Strong understanding of payroll & accounting concepts and best business practices.
  • Ability to accurately process payroll in a timely manner.
  • Organizational and time-management skills.
  • Proficient user of payroll software (JD Edwards Enterprise-One is an asset).
  • Intermediate user knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a business environment.


Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

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