Payroll Specialist
Western Financial Group
Okotoks, AB
For 100 years Western Financial Group, a Canadian insurance brokerage has listened to and cared for over 1 million customers. A career at Western will challenge you while offering opportunities for continuous development.


Join Western's growing Payroll team by bringing your passion and payroll skills to our team.

Reporting to the Payroll Manager and working within the Payroll Department and working closely with HR, you will be responsible for facilitating and processing full cycle payroll for more than 1700 employees. You will also be responsible for improving the end to end payroll process, provide guidance and solutions on payroll and systems, and respond to employee inquiries.


Analyze, prepare and assist with the inputting of payroll data
Complete year end requirements, including producing T4’s and T2200’s, processing RRSP contributions, garnishees and third-party payments
Complete set up of all hires, process terminations and employee changes as they pertain to payroll
Process manual/off-cycle pays as required
Manage the Time & Attendance system
Produce and provide records of Employment and other payroll-related documents
Account and GL Reconciliations

Our Team Environment

We work together every day to build authentic relationships, with our customers and with each other. We enjoy a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment, and make an effort to celebrate everyone’s successes on the team. We value hard work, strong attention to detail, deadline driven, and a collaborative team member


7 plus years’ experience working in payroll applications for 1500+ employees
Experience validating Payroll and processing payroll using multiple payroll systems preferred
Canadian Payroll Certification (CPC) required
Post-Secondary diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred
Experience with WorkForce and SAP/Success Factors would be an asset.
System implementation experience is an asset

Hours: Full-time – 37.5 hours

Location: High River, AB

Job Requisition #: 56414

Western provides our employees with a competitive compensation package. Full time: 3 weeks’ vacation plus paid personal days, Company Matched investment and saving programs, extended health and dental benefits, including a Health Care Spending Account, 50% premium paid.

We are committed to the communities that we live and work in. Check out our Western Community Foundation .