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Payroll & Benefits Manager (Closed)

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About the Opportunity
  • Manage and perform all required entries/submissions and processes to execute on semi-monthly payroll runs. Promptly execute all post payroll processing audits to validate payroll accuracy and promptly make any necessary adjustments so that employees and other key stakeholders have an error-free payroll experience. Responsible for year-end processing, reporting functions and government filing
  • Act as an advisor to the business on all payroll procedures. Effectively liaise with payroll providers, management and employees to ensure successful payroll – new hires, leaves, terminations, information changes, cost centre allocations, etc. Ensure timely reporting and payments to Payroll provider
  • Keep up-to-date with federal and provincial employment law as well as current  human resources policy and practice. Strong focus on payroll process improvements and automation
  • Partner closely with the Finance and Human Resources Team on audit and reporting requirements for payroll, benefits and time and attendance. Ensure record-keeping compliance including filing/archiving/storage of Payroll
  • Create, update and maintain various payroll related documents eg. Payroll Checklist for Supervisors/Managers, Payroll Checklist for Payroll Administrator. Ensure all payroll procedures are documented and update regularly
  • Partner with business and key stakeholders to identify and resolve problems and inconsistencies relative to payroll accounting controls; review wages computed and correct errors to ensure accuracy of payroll; compute any corrections or retroactive pays; prepare manual cheques when necessary; make wage adjustments. Create efficiencies in process
  • Provides training, oversight and guidance to Payroll and Benefits Administrator
  • Play a key role in planning, negotiating, renewing and updating benefit and pension programs annually. Develop, implement and communicate new or changed features, procedures and templates to facilitate a smooth renewal process
  • Manage full cycle benefits administration, remittances and reconciliation of group benefits and pension program in accordance with plan documents, company policies and legislative requirements. Document all processes
  • Assist management, employees, benefit vendors, auditors with inquiries and requests. Respond to employee inquiries relating to benefits programs, guidelines and policies and where necessary act as a liaison between insurance carrier and plan participants

About You
  • Minimum 7 years experience in advanced payroll and benefits administration
  • Must have "variable payroll" experience 
  • Must have Payroll Certification i.e. Payroll Compliance Professional (PCP) and/or Payroll Leadership Professional (PLP). Other equivalent designation will be considered
  • Thorough knowledge of provincial employment standards act legislation, regulatory requirements, provincial and federal payroll tax regulations, and up-to-date knowledge of payroll-related legislation applied to payroll and benefits function
  • Proficiency with payroll and benefits systems such as ADP, Ceridian/Ceridian Dayforce systems and/or similar systems
  • Experience in Non-Profit environments preferred
  • Advanced excel (pivot tables, vlookups)
  • Keen eye for detail and analytical ability. Results oriented and a keen problem solver
  • Well developed communication skills with mid and senior management and external payroll and benefits stakeholders

Salary Range
$70,000 - $80,000/year

How to Apply
Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please know that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats.
When referencing this job, quote #398627.

You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

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