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Payroll Administrator Job

DATE POSTED: Jun 20,2017

LOCATION: Loveland, CO

CATEGORY : Payroll


JOB ID: 2017-5653

FULL JOB TITLE: Payroll Administrator


If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Reporting to the Manager, Payroll, Time and Attendance, the Payroll Administrator is responsible for supporting the management of activities across payroll and time keeping, and record keeping and reporting.

Key Tasks:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to employees from a diverse organization who are seeking additional information relevant to SSC service lines, or redirecting as appropriate
  • Respond to HR administrator or client inquiries, primarily through phone and email channels
  • Support variety of projects within SSC, including flexibility to support different service lines during peak season
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural recommendations and exercise judgment on sensitive issues in alignment with corporate policy/regulation
  • Learn quickly and share accurate information with Agrium leaders and employees upon inquiry
  • Achieve mastery of SSC generalist knowledge and participate in training and job shadowing of SSC and HR colleagues
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities, such as process documentation, identifying opportunities for improvement, and participating in problem solving across the SSC
  • Understand HR implications of activities across both Agrium’s businesses as well as the states, provinces, and countries in which it operates
  • Work in a team-based environment to meet objectives of SSC
  • Safeguard employee privacy where appropriate, including confidentiality and protection of sensitive information
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of company policies and benefit plans

In addition, as a member of the payroll and time keeping service line, employees are expected to:

  • Audit payroll hours that load into the Canada and US payroll system
  • Input and/or audit W-4, TD1, and tax changes, direct deposits, and general deductions
  • Review payroll reports, for reasonableness
  • Verify time cards against time sheets.
  • Process manual checks by online check process.
  • Request stop payments
  • Record of employment processing for Canada employees
  • Payroll pay data input
  • Wage Withholding, Support and Garnishment processing
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local tax reporting and filing
  • Knowledge of FLSA and Canadian Labour Standards regulations
  • Escheatment processing
  • Reporting and Payment of Third Party Vendors
  • Help with year-end reporting of W2’s and T4’s

TheIdeal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • Demonstrated self-motivation, analytical, problem solving skills and initiative to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with strong results and goal orientation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable working with both internal and external stakeholders in a multi-tasking, deadline oriented, team environment.
  • Solution-oriented with demonstrated ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with key stakeholders, peers and team members.
  • Strong willingness to continuously improve the performance of both one’s self and the SSC by continuing training, learning, recommending process improvements, etc.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Ability to troubleshoot and respond to client inquiries by phone and email
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or equivalent word processing and computing programs

Desired Qualifications

  • Associates degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous payroll experience
  • SAP payroll experience
  • Canadian and US payroll experience

Why Agrium?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium’s organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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