Payroll Administrator

Department Accounting
Location Ottawa office


  • Process bi-weekly payroll including related government remittances;
  • Prepare, complete, and reconcile regular reports;
  • Maintain employee records for Group Benefits Plan, including new enrollments, terminations, and database updates;
  • Maintain records for changes, such as compensation, benefit deductions, personal information, leaves of absence, etc;
  • Manage business insurance;
  • Monitor and report attendance information;
  • Manage company worker’s safety insurance (WSIB) account;
  • Regularly communicate and collaborate with the Accounting team;
  • Investigate and solve payroll issues;
  • Understand, comply with, and promote all company safety precautions and policies, including reporting hazards and incidents encountered during daily operations;
  • Attend and complete training courses and/or company examinations, as required;
  • Maintain a high level of technical and operational knowledge through direct engagement with colleagues and personal development;
  • Maintain good records and documentation of all financial reports, books, ledgers, etc;
  • Maintain project schedules and goals; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure completion of projects within deadlines.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Postsecondary education in accounting, business or related discipline and/or relevant work experience which demonstrates ability to complete responsibilities;
  • Sound knowledge of accounting software such as SAGE 50 or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated experience with payroll software, specifically SAGE payroll an asset;
  • Proficient with LibreOffice including Calc and/or Microsoft Office, Thunderbird, Firefox and data base entry software used to view, create, manipulate, print, and manage files in PDF format;
  • Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
  • Sound understanding of Canada Labour Code and federal legislation relating to employment;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate in multiple languages an asset;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, acting with diplomacy and discretion;
  • Strong sense of professional and business ethics;
  • Proven attention to detail and organization skills; and
  • Ability to problem solve, establish priorities, and multitask in a fast-paced environment.


SGL is committed to promoting employee wellness and successful work-life balance. Employee benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Comprehensive benefits coverage including health, dental, vision, and paramedical;
  • Life insurance;
  • Employee and family assistance program;
  • Paid vacation, personal leave, and medical leave;
  • On-site gym; and
  • On-site parking.

If you are interested or know a qualified person who would be interested, please forward their resume to careers@sgl.com. Please include the position title in the subject line of your email.

Sander Geophysics is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, contact Human Resources at careers@sgl.com prior to your interview. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.