Payroll Analyst

  • Devon Energy
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
Administration Human Resources

Job Description

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Job ID: 17699

Payroll Analyst
Calgary Office

Our HR Department has a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Payroll Analyst to join our Total Rewards team.  Reporting to the Supervisor Compensation & Benefits, this intermediate payroll position is responsible for accurately and efficiently processing pay for 1000 employees in Canada utilizing the SAP payroll, time and attendance systems.

In addition, this role will interface with Human Resources and Devon Stakeholders, Government Agencies and broader payroll and time enterprise system initiatives/and or projects with our parent company, Devon Energy. 

Performance Objectives:

  • Bi-weekly payroll processing
  • Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, deductions and taxable benefits
  • Extract timesheets and review work hours for completeness and accuracy
  • Maintain compliance with Federal and Provincial legislation in Canada
  • Proactively seek out updates to legislation and regulatory rules in Canada related to pay; communicate change to stakeholders for process and system updates as required
  • Timely response to employee and management queries regarding pay
  • Manage internal and external audit requests
  • Participate in oil and gas industry payroll and time exchange meetings
  • Maintenance of  pay-period and year-end payroll files
  • Update internal intranet communication for payroll and time; and applicable stakeholders
  • Effectively partner with internal stakeholders on pay and time reporting and analytics


This position offers the right candidate variety in their daily work life, learning opportunities and the chance to offer creative solutions. We are seeking an individual with a strong work ethic, who is self-motivated and able to work under minimal supervision.  Our ideal candidate will possess excellent planning and organization skills and be able to be influential and assertive when necessary.  We require someone who is known as an open and honest team player, and who has a positive, engaging attitude.


  • 5+ years of experience processing payroll for salary and hourly employees
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or Business-related field preferred; completion of CPA payroll designation course is also preferred
  • Strong understanding of payroll processing and administration
  • 5+ years SAP or HRIS Payroll system experience preferred
  • Strong MSOffice skills; with a high proficiency in Excel
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Federal and Provincial legislation
  • Problem solver with a strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Confident self-starter who is able to work independently while working within a team
  • Strong interpersonal, team communication, and customer service skills
  • Adaptable to change in a dynamic environment

Devon Canada is a great place to do great work. Our unique collaborative culture encourages innovation and cross-functional relationships to achieve great things, as a team. Our aim is to produce energy in the most sustainable way possible; when we’re finished, leave the communities and environments we operate in better than we found them.

The Devon Advantage:

  • Top 40 Best Workplaces in Canada and FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 BEST Companies to Work For
  • Emerald Award winning environmental performance
  • Premier SAGD operations
  • Award winning gym facility in Calgary and Jackfish
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Bonus and long-term incentive programs
  • An employee-focused, performance driven environment

Devon also offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Industry-leading compensation and benefits package
  • Bonus and long-term incentive programs
  • Focused employee development opportunities
  • An employee focused, performance driven environment

Environment, health and safety are at the core of everything we do at Devon. We’re committed to getting each employee and contractor home safe every night and preserving the quality of the environment for future generations. The successful candidate will help maintain a high level of excellence in these areas, requiring them to anticipate risk and ensure safety in the workplace is a priority.

Devon is an inclusive and diverse employer.

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