Employment - Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager

Cape Breton University

Full-Time Permanent


CBU administers payroll for over 650 union and non-union employees and the Payroll Office is part of the Human Resources Department.
The Human Resources Department provides a range of other supports for prospective, new, and current employees including recruitment, employee orientation, labour relations, occupational health and safety, employee recognition, wellness and maintenance of all confidential files.
The Payroll Manager leads the payroll functions for Cape Breton University, ensuring timely and accurate processing of all transactions. The Payroll Manager oversees the payroll team and ensures that payroll procedures are compliant, efficient and current.
  • Supervise and co-ordinate workload of payroll staff to meet operational requirements.
  • Process and manage full-cycle payroll for all salaried and hourly employees across a varied workforce
  • Administer and manage DB and DCPP pension plans; RRSP and TFSA plans for the university including the processing and reporting requirements.
  • Prepare and manage bi-weekly journal entries along with monthly accruals for the general ledger
  • Ensure compliance with CRA reporting and filing requirements.
  • ·Maintain ongoing thorough knowledge and compliance of federal, provincial, and pension legislation as it relates to payroll.
  • Investigate, resolve and manage all payroll-related inquiries from employees and other stakeholders within established guidelines for resolution.
  • Manage the year end process including the calculation of Pension Adjustments, taxable benefits, preparation of T4/T4A slips and filing with CRA within deadlines.
  • Lead and oversee the annual external payroll audit
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of payroll documentation and transactions.
  • Prepare various payroll reports for analysis
  • Implement policies and drive process improvement with evolving requirements of the business.
  • Execute other responsibilities, as required.
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) or Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certification with a minimum of 5+ years of progressive experience in full-cycle payroll in a high volume, complex environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge and experience working with both DB and DC pension plans and employee benefit plans is considered an asset
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Experience processing payroll in the academic industry would be considered an asset
  • In-depth working knowledge of automated payroll systems and working with ERPs and internal controls
  • Proficient in MS Office tools with ability to manipulate and calculate large data sets in Excel, including the use of pivot tables, functions/formulas
  • Knowledge and thorough understanding of Federal and Provincial employment standards and payroll legislation
  • Excellent organizational and record management skills with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and partner with key stakeholders
  • An analytical mind with solution focused, problem solving aptitude
  • Aptitude to leverage technology to simplify internal processes, minimize manual work and limit delays in payroll processing
  • Ability to prioritize and deliver results independently while working with a team in a fast-paced growth environment
How To Apply

Cape Breton University will be accepting applications for this opportunity via their Human Resource Information System (HRIS), or other external site. Please follow the link and the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Cape Breton University
NOC Code
Payroll administrators (1432)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Fluent (CLB 10-12)
Posted on
June 7th 2022
June 28th 2022