Payroll Administrator

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Payroll Administrator

Term: Contractor position

Job Summary

We are excited to announce that we are gearing up for our 23rd annual Calgary International Film Festival, and are looking forward to welcoming a new payroll administrator to our ranks. The payroll administrator contractor position will support the permanent and seasonal staff here in Calgary with all payroll and benefit capacities.

Essential Functions:

  • Act as the main administrator on CIFF’s payroll system (ADP).
  • Support CIFF staff onboarding and off-boarding with regards to payroll and benefits, and act as an administrator on CIFF’s HRIS (Bamboo HR) in this regard.
  • Create, process and help ensure the accuracy of bi-monthly payroll runs, and special payroll runs as required, including regular base pay, overtime pay, holiday pay, vacation pay, severance pay, approved expense reimbursements and other approved reimbursements.
  • Create and process Records of Employment runs as required.
  • Prepare and send annual T4 and T4A pay statements to employees, and annual Payroll Returns to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
  • Represent CIFF to the CRA with regards to CIFF’s CRA payroll account.
  • Act as the main administrator on CIFF’s employee benefits program, and represent CIFF to the benefits provider.
  • Support CIFF management and the finance team in maintaining complete and accurate payroll records.
  • Provide payroll data and analysis for use by CIFF management when required.
  • Prepare and submit payroll reports and survey responses to Statistics Canada and other government agencies when required.
  • Provide information to employees and answer employee questions with regards to payroll and benefits.


Must Haves:

  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team environment.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Reliable, hardworking and resourceful.
  • Friendly and outgoing.
  • Experience with ADP.
  • Experience with Bamboo HR and myHSA an asset.

Approximate Work Hours

An approximation of hours per month is 10 – 15, dependent on operational needs and business flow. It is understood that hours may be increased between August and October due to on and off-boarding of seasonal staff for the festival.


  • Excellent opportunity to build experience and contacts within the arts community.
  • Attendance to screenings for free, when not on shift.
  • A group of team members committed to building a unique and memorable festival experience for new and seasoned patrons alike!

To Apply

Simply upload your cover letter and resume by visiting

We’ll be contacting everyone who applies to let them know their resume has been received. The hiring manager will reach out to those they deem most qualified to begin the interview process. We thank everyone who applies.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

CIFF is committed to creating an employment opportunity that begins with respect, dignity and equity We welcome individuals to apply for all backgrounds including: of any race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, ability, citizenship, creed, sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, same sex partnership, age, marital status, family status, immigration status, receipt of public assistance, history of mental health issues, health status, political affiliation, learning difference, level of literacy, accent, first language, body type, physical appearance and abilities, stature or socio-economic status. Further, we acknowledge that we are on a continuing journey of learning and unlearning. Our path to breaking down systemic barriers has begun but we by no means have arrived. We are open to feedback and continuous dialogue on how we can make the hiring process equitable for all.

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