Payroll Administrator

  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Full-time
  • Department: Finance

Company Description

Aurinia is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies in disease areas of high unmet medical need. We are currently developing voclosporin, an investigational drug, for the treatment of Lupus Nephritis (LN) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Additionally, we are advancing voclosporin ophthalmic solution (VOS), a topical formulation, for the treatment of dry eye syndrome (DES).

Job Description

The incumbent is responsible for all activities necessary to process Canadian, United States (U.S.), and United Kingdom (U.K.) payrolls, including maintaining related records, preparing accounting transactions and documents, and preparing special reports for management.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Administer direct deposits and/or paycheques, deduction summaries and earning statements for a staff of 150 across three countries on a semi-monthly schedule 
  • Administer the stock option plan • Maintain and protect confidential employee records 
  • Responsible for entering new or existing employee information, benefit information, additional/recurring payments, deductions and employee changes and maintaining accuracy of personnel and payroll records 
  • Prepare month end payroll journal entries for posting in general ledgers 
  • Track employee vacation and absences 
  • Process records of employment 
  • Administer T4s, W2s, and P60s 
  • Prepare, administer, and maintain year-end remuneration and remittance reports 
  • Calculate and submit workers’ compensation premiums 
  • Process enrolment forms for group benefits and pension plans 
  • Prepare and remit Employer Health Tax and RRSP calculations 
  • Prepare and remit U.K. pension plan calculations 
  • Verify accuracy and approval of semi-monthly timesheets 
  • Reconcile monthly health and taxable benefits to benefit provider statements 
  • Assist the company in meeting legislated payroll tax requirements in Canada, U.S., and U.K. 
  • Communicate all payroll changes to Controller semi-monthly
  • Maintain a high level of communication with human resources on payroll changes 
  • Understand and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures 
  • Other duties or special tasks as required


  • Must have experience in administering U.S. payroll 
  • Canadian Payroll Association Certificate or payroll designation considered an asset 
  • Three plus years in a payroll environment performing all payroll functions 
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft office with primary focus on Excel 
  • Strong skills using and understanding the flow of transactions in an integrated and automated payroll accounting system 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion 
  • Excellent problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines 
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills – ability to liaise at all levels

Additional Information

All candidate information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.