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A Day in the Life of a HR Advisor
Reporting to the Manager, Talent Management & Human Resources Operations, the HR Advisor’s responsible for administering payroll and benefit programs and services to ensure the timely and efficient payment of wages and accurate interpretation of benefit entitlement for all Standards Council of Canada (SCC) employees.  The HR Advisor provides advice to the SCC community as it relates to the payroll and benefits administration, processes, procedures, and policies across the organization and supports ongoing HR systems and continuous improvement initiatives. The role acts as a resource to the management and staff of SCC, advising and providing information on services, programs, and initiatives to meet the needs of the community.

Your Background

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in the area of Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related area.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of work-related experience in various functional areas of Human Resources.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of work-related experience managing payroll and employees’ benefits.
  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Excel and Dayforce (HRIS).
  • Experience in the Public Service and/or in other Crown Corporations.
  • Language Requirement: Bilingual Imperative.
  • Security level: Reliability

You May Also Have

  • Certified Human Resources Professional / Leader (CHRP / CHRL) designation.

Key Activities

1. Administers payroll and benefit programs and services for SCC: 

  • Administers SCC’s payroll function, ensuring accurate reflection of the status of salary agreements/letters of appointment, legislated plans such as PSSA, benefit plan premiums, and sundry payroll deductions.
  • Processes performance pay and cost-of–living adjustments including retroactive payments; ensuring all payroll deadlines are met and appropriate deductions at source are taken and remitted.
  • Administers and applies the regulations, policies and procedures of SCC’s pay and benefits services and provides counseling and advice to all levels of management and employees.
  • Ensures all legislative requirements are met in the administration of pension plan enrollments (PSSA) and identifies related issues or changes to plan guidelines.
  • Prepares and presents statistical and analytical support to SCC’s payroll and finance functions, which includes performing salary and benefits calculations, inputting of pay and benefits data, maintaining on-line systems), and prepares related pay and benefits bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Communicates directly with the bank with respect to pay and benefits including deductions at source.
  • Communicates with SCC staff to ensure they are fully aware of benefits, rights, and options and are kept fully aware of changes.

2. Provides HR advisory services and acts as a resource to the management and staff of SCC as it relates to payroll and benefits for employees:

  • Advises, clarifies, and coaches leaders and employees on the application and/or interpretation of the SCC’s HR policies, programs, procedures, processes and/or practices.
  • Supports HR strategies and processes through research, surveys, statistical analysis, reports, participation, and implementation.
  • Identifies and recommends changes to current systems, adapting procedures to effect required changes and ensure high standards of service are maintained.
  • Provides statistical and analytical support for the development of policy, process, and initiatives to meet the organization’s objectives related to payroll and benefits services, in line with the Council’s strategies.

3. Participates in a wide range of HR initiatives and continuous improvement activities.  

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