Payroll Lead

Oil & Gas Services


Roneta is a premier specialized executive search and staffing firm. Our teams work with intermediate through executive professionals. Typical opportunities include CFO, Controller, HR Management, Tax Manager, Internal Audit, Commercial Manager, Senior Accountant, Financial Analyst, Senior Production/JV Accounting and Business Development. Our opportunities include permanent employment and both short and long-term contracts.

Our client is an established Company located in Airdrie.  Growth has led to the opportunity to add a Payroll Lead to the team.  This is a permanent position reporting to the Manager HRIS and Payroll. 


The Payroll Lead is responsible for providing technical payroll support, pay processing for regular and off-cycle, analytical reporting, and year end requirements. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Process bi-weekly Canadian, US, UK, and Australian payroll for salaried and hourly employees
  • Audit payroll reports for each payroll run to confirm accuracy
  • Conduct payroll and benefit audits to ensure data integrity.
  • Complete monthly tasks which include processing payroll / benefit invoices, posting payroll journals, submitting payment requests, reconciling payroll clearing account and posting accruals
  • Responsible for workers compensation remittances and annual returns in all jurisdictions
  • Prepare year end government tax documents (T4, W2) and various year end payroll reports as requested
  • Respond to employee queries in a timely manner
  • Create custom reports and analysis to support various business units
  • Initiate and support process improvements within payroll to align with corporate strategies, working closely with internal stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain written payroll policies and processes
  • Increase knowledge of the HSE Policy and Manual and maintain a positive attitude towards the health and safety of myself and my coworkers.
  • Take ownership of HSE issues and demonstrate enthusiasm and support for HSE.
  • Other duties as directed by the Manager, Human Resources.


  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation preferred
  • 10+ years payroll experience
  • Experience with payroll for Canada and US a must
  • Experience using a large payroll provider, like Ceridian, ADP, Avanti or UltiPro
  • Previous leadership experience an asset
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment

Our client requires all employees to be fully vaccinated


To apply, please email us your resume, attached, in confidence to mike.buckner@roneta.comPlease include the title of this position in the email subject line.  We prefer resume files as .doc or .rtf; pdf acceptable.