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Payroll Specialist

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About the Opportunity

  • Accountable for the full cycle bi-weekly payroll currently using PeopleSoft Payroll and Time and Labour but will transition to Workday
  • Ensure payroll procedures are in compliance with regulatory bodies and the applicable collective agreement
  • Setup new employees into the Payroll system and maintain payroll employee information (salary adjustments, vacation and accrual changes, tax changes, deposit updates etc.)
  • Monitor payroll approvals and exceptions on a bi-weekly basis and review all audit reports prior to the payroll transmission
  • Prepare and transmit the biweekly payroll to Ceridian for processing deposits and pay advices
  • Perform daily and bi-weekly payroll administration (payroll adjustments, garnishment administration, run payroll processes, hires, terminations etc)
  • Respond to employee benefit and payroll related inquiries
  • Process and remit payments to 3rd party vendors/organizations
  • Monitor all payroll related statements and follow up on any discrepancies (WSIB, EHT, and CRA)
  • Responsible for month and year-end reconciliation of payroll accounts and reporting as required (including the EHT and WSIB annual return)
  • Prepare/process year-end tasks (i.e. adjustments needed to correct T4’s, T4A’s)
  • Keep abreast of payroll, benefits, and RRSP/DPSP legislation changes
  • Make recommendations and manage system related issues and enhancements
  • Responsible for weekly, monthly, and ad hoc reporting requirements (including headcount, vacation, sick and RRSP reports)
  • Special projects and HR administrative back up when required
  • Other HR Tasks as assigned

About You

  • Community college diploma in Business administration, Finance or Human Resources
  • PCP designation is an asset
  • 5 years of payroll experience preferred; with 3 years of experience in employee benefits and RRSP/DPSP programs
  • Excellent knowledge of Employment Standards, Canada Revenue Agency, and Ministry of Finance legislation
  • Well organized, detail orientated, analytical and ability to problem solve
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to deal proactively with all levels of management, and vendors
  • Ability to tactfully and confidently liaise with employees and benefit providers
  • Proficient in MS office applications (excel, word and PowerPoint)


$60,000 - $65,000/year

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 #28675.

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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