Job: Payroll Administrator

Badger Daylighting Ltd™, (“Badger”) is North America’s leading provider of non-destructive hydrovac excavation services. Badger traditionally works for contractors, engineers, and facility owners in the oil and gas, power, municipal, transportation, industrial, and commercial construction industries.  We have been designing and manufacturing our Hydrovac System for more than 20 years, continually improving the safety, efficiency, and productivity of the system. Today, our fleet of more than 1000 hydrovac vacuum trucks provide excavation services to more than 100 US and Canadian locations and their surrounding areas. Badger Daylighting is a publicly traded company, listed on the TSX (‘BAD’). 

Payroll Administrator – Red Deer, Alberta., AB.

Badger Daylighting is currently seeking a Payroll Administrator to join the largest Hydrovac business in North America at our Red Deer location. The Badger Hydrovac system is a non-destructive method of excavating  using pressurized water and a vacuum system to quickly, safely and cleanly excavate around underground utilities and pipelines in the oil & gas, utility and municipal sectors. Reporting to the Payroll Manager, this position oversees that all general payroll activities are completed accurately and on time. The individual will work with a team of payroll administrators. 

Job Duties

  • Liaise with internal and external customers
  • Liaise with all government bodies, unions and employee inquires
  • Completing monthly reports with accuracy and timeliness
  • Process regular payroll for all salaried and hourly employees, weekly and bi-weekly pay runs
  • Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, benefits and other appropriate deductions
  • Extract timesheets and review work hours for completeness and accuracy
  • Ensure hours are categorized and allocated to correct GL codes
  • Develop and maintain an accurate records management system
  • Create required internal management reports from the payroll system
  • Ensure adherence to all processes and policies
  • Oversee the maintenance of employee profiles, ensuring that they are up to date
  • Ensure all wage changes are made accurately and in time for effected pay periods
  • Stay current with payroll regulations, standards and work methods for all areas and Provinces
  • Reconcile payroll total, ensure deductions and health benefit plan payments are made as scheduled
  • Ensure accurate processing of sick pay, benefits and vacation payouts
  • Process T4’s and reconcile to general ledger at year end
  • Participate in required meetings providing input and recommendations
  • Perform other duties as assigned





  • Minimum PCP designation and 2 years payroll experience
  • Experience with Avanti payroll software a definite asset
  • Strong knowledge of payroll systems, internal controls, and Employment Standards
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Word, Excel and e-mail
  • Experience with multi Provincial union and non-union payrolls
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of payroll
  • Proven ability to build strong working relationships, internal and external to the organization
  • Strong and demonstrated analytical ability
  • Ability to implement company policies and procedures 
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to prioritize daily workload
  • Able to maintain confidential information
  • Demonstrated knowledge of payroll processing procedures
  • Knowledge of standard office procedures and practices
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Must be able to pass pre – employment drug and alcohol testing


Badger Daylighting Ltd offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. For more information please see our website  You may apply through the website or email your resume to

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