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Payroll & Benefits Manager - 6 Month Contract (Closed)

Job Highlights

About the Opportunity 

  • Lead the payroll department to complete the biweekly payroll processing for salary and hourly employees which includes non-union, union, part time staff, ensuring that employees are paid accurately and on time 
  • Auditing and balancing payrolls prior to processing 
  • Analyze and process payroll and benefit expenses to the financial systems ensuring accurate operational reporting 
  • Maintain payroll system which includes working with customer support teams to implement best practices 
  • Coach, mentor and develop the Payroll and Benefits Administrator to rise to their full potential while providing timely, constructive and consistent feedback and personal development opportunities 
  • Act as the first point of contact for all payroll, time & attendance, and benefits related inquiries from internal departments and staff, responding with a service-oriented approach of prompt, courteous, and timely communication 
  • Act as the primary point of contact for managerial staff concerning time and attendance system training and inquiries or issues 
  • Responsible for recurring and ad-hoc report generation for payroll-related information, as well as the development of new or custom reports 
  • Collaborate with the HR team in support of employee onboarding, changes, and terminations, as well as  all aspects of team operations, projects, and other related matters; provide insight, ideas, and solutions 
  • Keep current with all payroll legislation. Provide advice and guidance on all payroll matters including payroll systems, record keeping, analysis, and reporting 
  • Preparing and updating Standard Operating Procedure Manual(s) as required to support the Payroll Department and Supervisors/Managers 
  • Interpret changes to new conditions in the Collective Agreement (renewals and changes, including the determination of retro-active amounts and benefits), and work with payroll system to implement those changes 
  • Prepares written correspondence and communication to fellow employees and third party agencies 
  • Identifies system related problems, legislative changes and interpretations and provides recommendations to all levels of management for enhancements or changes 
  • Responsible for the accuracy and production of T4’s 
  • Administer and analyze benefits processes, costs and trends 

Audit payroll and benefit data assessing data integrity and that processes and controls are being upheld by employees, including: 

  • Reviewing legislative requirements, company policies, collective agreement and setup of “ADP Workforce Now” align 
  • Prepare, post and reconcile journal entries to the Finance G/L monthly 
  • Continually strive for operational excellence, seek ways to streamline processes, create operational efficiencies and foster a culture of continuous improvement 
  • Develop and execute training sessions for management and employees 
  • Support system updates, lead implementation of new interfaces and change management testing as required 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

About You 

  • College diploma or degree in Accounting, HR or other related field 
  • CPM (Canadian Payroll Management) designation or working towards, or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum five (5) years related experience leading a payroll department with direct reports, ideally with different categories of staff (non-union, union, contract, hourly/salary) and benefits administration 
  • Significant experience with payroll software, other third party payroll providers and an in-house payroll system 
  • Can demonstrate ability to lead  systems changes and upgrades within payroll 
  • Ability to uphold the companies values and goals and collaborate with your fellow colleges to ensure they are met 
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, including intermediate Excel – pivot tables, vlookups and formulas for reporting, metrics and data validation 
  • Excellent analytical, investigative and problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration and influencing skills across internal and external stakeholders 
  • Capable of planning and organizing payroll projects while managing competing priorities 
  • Ability to showcase resourceful leadership skills where issues are identified and resolved 
  • Experience delivering structured coaching to staff and all aspects of employee recruitment, retention and performance management with commitment to professional development and continuous learning
  • Possess an attention to detail 
  • Team player 

Hourly Rate 
$35 - $45/hour 

How to Apply 
Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please note that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats. When referencing this job, quote #373788. 

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.