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Payroll manager Frank Lilley discusses his career, changes in the profession
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 09/03/2014

"Payroll is where things get real." That is the message payroll manager Frank Lilley likes to convey to colleagues working in other areas of Nexen Energy ULC.

Based in Calgary, Lilley is responsible for managing the payroll for the oil and gas company’s 3,500 employees in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. He also makes sure the company’s employees on international assignments meet their income tax obligations here and in their host country.

As a payroll manager, he says it is important to ensure people in departments whose work can affect payroll, such as human resources, pensions, compensation, legal and corporate, understand how payroll works.