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Payroll Services Clerk


  • Req ID: 100526
  • Department: Strategic Planning
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate: $26.90-$33.62
  • Job Available to: Internal/External



Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit

The Payroll Clerk
is an essential part of our dynamic payroll team. Your key responsibilities will be to assist with the timely and accurate processing of the company’s payroll in SAP. Additionally, you would be responsible for the accurate remittance and reporting of federal/state taxes, and various third party payments.


  • Respond to vendor/employee inquiries (calls, emails) regarding payroll related matters
  • Responsible for various master data entries needed to process payroll in a timely and accurate manner while working under conditions that require meeting payroll deadlines
  • Reviewing and investigating system generated payroll/remittance errors/warnings
  • Calculates and prepares employee Job Protection Pay and settlement claims
  • Responsible for administration of remittance and notifications of garnishment orders, and other third party deductions (i.e union dues, sick claims)
  • Complying with all applicable State/Federal payroll legislation and requirements
  • Complete monthly/quarterly/annual tax filings
  • Complete Railroad Retirement Board employee data requests
  • State and Local income tax withholding returns and remittance filings
  • Updating checklists and filing reports


  • Post-secondary education preferred but not required
  • Previous payroll, accounting or taxation experience is an asset
  • SAP experience is an asset
  • Results-oriented with ability to multi-task, make decisions, and problem solve
  • Access to sensitive personnel information, demands a high level of confidentiality
  • Must have good communication skills (verbal and in writing) able to communicate effectively
  • Must be detail oriented with good organization and record keeping skills
  • Strong computer skills with ability to navigate various website portals are required
  • All other duties as assigned



  • Flexible and Competitive Benefits Package
  • Competitive Company Pension Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program
  • Flexible Work Environment

As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

Background Investigation:
The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:     

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


CP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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