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Payroll Manager

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About the Opportunity 

  • Managing organizational processes and employee events in the employment life cycle that have a payroll component; (responsibilities include processing complex or escalated issues related to salaried, unionized, hourly and contractor payroll; overseeing reconciliation, year-end tax related duties and compliance related reporting) 
  • Overseeing source data quality, accuracy and financial integrity; (including maintaining, directing or auditing any work done by staff, as well as the systems, frameworks and processes used by the team) 
  • Mentor, develop, inspire and lead the payroll team to achieve the department’s objectives, while promoting a strong culture of service excellence, quality outcomes, problem-resolution and innovation; (Chair staff meetings to efficiently cover new or evolving departmental goals, process changes, continuous improvements and staff development / training needs) 
  • Fostering and integrating cross-functional activities amongst the Human Resources, Finance / Corporate Services, and Business Informatics teams 
  • Providing Payroll metrics and reporting as it relates to network benchmarks and other internal and external needs 
  • Co-leads the selection and successful implementation of new systems 
  • Identifying and implementing best practice initiatives and continuous improvement activities; (& being responsible for changes/updates related to legislative changes, policy changes, and collective bargaining agreement modifications impacting payroll) 
  • Developing strategies, operating policies, processes, systems, tools, financial controls and procedures 

About You  

  • Degree or Diploma in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Human Resources Management  
  • Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) certification through the Canadian Payroll Association, or Finance/HR equivalent  
  • 5+ years of progressive management experience in a Payroll department  
  • Experience managing large payrolls for multiple sites for both non-union and unionized staff with multiple collective agreements  
  • Knowledge of a variety of integrated HRIS and payroll systems is required; Infor / Lawson systems ideal  
  • In depth knowledge and ability to apply and interpret Canadian payroll legislation, Employment Standards, taxation rules and year-end reporting processes  
  • Excellent communication skills (English) both written and oral  
  • Strong attention to detail, and proven ability to take initiative, make independent decisions, exercise sound judgment, develop creative solution and meet deadlines.  
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Ability to maintain composure and handle multiple conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment  
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and implementing process and service improvements on a continuous basis 


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