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Senior Manager of International Payroll, HR (Closed)

Job Highlights

About the Company

  • Manage the entire payroll full-cycle processing for all Canadian employees salaried and biweekly; additionally, oversee and/or perform processing for global locations (US, UK, Russia and Japan)
  • Ensure adherence to all HR Payroll procedures and policies internally and externally
  • Responsible for the strategic creation and processes; additionally, investigating and analyzing reports to ensure the accuracy of payroll
  • Investigate and resolve payroll issues including determining and correcting out-of-balance conditions
  • Manage vendor relationship and projects with ADP Workforce Now Payroll, Time & Attendance and ADP Streamline; additionally, responsible for managing the vendor relationship with international payroll processing partners
  • Responsible for the collection of payroll data for inclusion in tax returns, and provides support for audits
  • Work closely with external auditors to complete the annual company’s 401k audit, workers’ compensation audit and financial statements audit. Proactively prepare relevant management reports as needed
  • Ensure payroll compliance globally
  • Responsible for all year end payroll taxation reporting and filing globally
  • Responds to legislative changes and provides advice and guidance as required
  • Ensures proper internal controls, system standards & documentation, policies and audit requirements are developed, met, and maintained
  • Partners with the Controllership function to ensure the design and operation of SOX compliant controls related to payroll
  • Support the budgeting and forecasting process for payroll costs
  • Prepares, analyses, and assists the Director in presenting corporate financial information related to payroll
  • Manages/partners with Controllership function on the expatriate tax process, ensuring required inputs from external service provider (Deloitte) are received on a regular cadence and supports related General Ledger reconciliations
  • Participates in payroll accounting process remediation where applicable

About the Opportunity

  • Bachelor’s degree and a Certification/Licensure as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or equivalent
  • 5+ years of proven experience working in a progression payroll position within a global organization establishing, managing and processing all functions of payroll, including experience in a multi-jurisdictional and multi-currency environment
  • Experience with expatriate tax process/programs and the associated accounting
  • Experience with ensuring compliance with HIPAA, OSHA, ADA and other regulatory standards
  • Strong accounting foundation including experience in owning and reconciling payroll related general ledger accounts and preparing payroll journal entries
  • Ability to project salaries for workers compensation insurance and reconcile to the actual salaries at the time of audit
  • Ability to reconcile salary expense 
  • Knowledge with employment law, FMLA, overtime, disability
  • Experience in the reconciliation of monthly benefits - employee deductions, employer contribution, and monthly invoice to the general ledger
  • Knowledge and experience with COBRA
  • Able to perform all the duties of the Payroll Administrator, including processing payrolls timely and accurately
  • Strong communicator; written and oral, who is willing to collaborate across functions
  • Experience with FMLA, ACA, onboarding, performance improvement plans, admin of benefit package, unemployment forms and hearings, disciplinary conversations and documentation
  • Previous experience with ADP and SAP would be an asset 
  • Action-oriented individual taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, operating effectively, even when things are not certain/the way forward is not clear
  • Ability to work through an agile environment
  • Resilience rebounding from adversity and difficult situations
  • Resourcefulness with the ability to securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently

Salary Range

$130,000 - $140,000/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 #29123.


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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