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Sunwest Career Opportunities

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Human Resources Generalist-Payroll Focus (Ref. #:2022-096)

Sunwest Aviation Ltd. is the leading Western Canadian operator of jet and turboprop charter aircraft. Our fleet consists of a wide variety of jets, turboprops and piston aircraft. Based on fleet diversity, Sunwest is able to offer excellent opportunity for advancement. With over twenty-five years of safe operation, we have established a solid reputation in the aviation industry. Operating from a modern facility in Calgary, our aircraft are available for charter to thousands of destinations not served by scheduled airlines.

We currently have an opportunity available for a Human Resources Generalist-Payroll Focus. Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, this position is responsible for performing the duties and responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, the following:

Type of Employment:
Full-time
Location:
Calgary
Position Shift:
Monday to Friday
Salary/Hourly:
to be determined
Competition Deadline:
2023-02-28
Date Posted:
2022-10-06

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator with the processing of payroll on a semi-monthly basis.  Payroll duties may include but are not limited to: entering payroll data, checking the payroll before transmission, processing manual cheques, ROE’s, assisting with monthly reports, year-end processing, attendance management, and payroll filing. Input expenses into PayWorks for payment. 
  • Coordinate with Accounts Payable for additional cheques, as required (advances, prepayments).
  • Development, implementation and maintain corporate policies, procedures and best practices
  • Provide guidance and support to management, supervisors and employees on employee relation issues
  • Work with departments to establish recruiting and training programs
  • Developing effective and innovative policies around human resources issues including compensation, retention, succession planning, and employee development
  • Compiling salary survey data, including job analysis, job descriptions, position and salary grading and approval procedures
  • Coordinating the annual salary review process
  • Participate in new employee on-boarding, developing new policies and practices as appropriate.  Ensure required resources are available to new employees on their start date.
  • Communications about company-wide recognition programs and team-building initiatives
  • Educate management and employees around issues such as employment standards, human rights, equity, and privacy legislation
  • Provide employees with letters of verification of employment, upon request.
  • Deliver the employee on-boarding sessions in the absence/unavailability of the HR Recruiter/Administrator and assist with the preparation of the employee on-boarding packages and PowerPoint presentation updates.
  • Maintain along with the HR Recruiter/Administrator Sunwest’s on-line application database system daily and advise the Manager, HR of any issues that arise within the system.
  • Preparation of a variety of employee correspondence.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date employee personnel files in conjunction with all other department members.
  • Other related and additional duties as required.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications and competencies. In addition personality profiling will be required of all candidates granted an interview for this position.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Post secondary education in a human resources related field is a must, although a combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Payroll experience and/or PCP (Payroll Compliance Practitioner)
  • Minimum 2 years Payroll experience is required.
  • Prior Payroll and HRIS experience/knowledge with Payworks would be an asset/or another similar integrated HRIS system.
  • Minimum 2 years HR generalist experience is required.
  • Intermediate-advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook is essential.
  • Multi-provincial Payroll & HR experience is an asset.
  • Prior experience dealing with Federal legislation (Canada Labour Code) is considered an asset.
  • High regard for confidentiality and discretion with sensitivity to customer issues and understanding the importance of diplomacy.
  • Superior level of accuracy and attention to detail is required.
  • A high level of self-motivation and initiative, along with the desire to continually improve
  • Excellent customer service abilities.
  • Superior listening and interpretative skills.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent relationship building and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities to ensure all deadlines are met accordingly.
  • Strong problem solving and judgment skills.
  • Results focused with the ability to work independently and productively under time pressures.
  • Possess attributes such as maturity and judgment, accepts responsibility and accountability, and common sense

Sunwest offers a competitive, performance-based salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including dental, extended health, life insurance, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability, an Employee & Family Assistance Program, and Group RRSP plan matching. Offering a safe, diverse and innovative environment, Sunwest is respected for integrity and is committed to taking care of our customers, our employees, our partners and our community.

Sunwest Aviation is committed to employment equity and will consider the qualifications, education, knowledge and experience of all candidates. We encourage all candidates to apply and the most qualified candidate will be offered the position.

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