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Senior Payroll Specialist -14 Month Contract (Closed)

Job Highlights

About the Opportunity

  • Provides operational expertise to the payroll practice including making recommendations to the HR management team on procedures and controls within the practice area
  • Administers payroll entry, payroll reporting and payroll inquiries ensuring timely and accurate preparation and processing of payroll
  • Administers the timekeeping system, set up, tracking, reporting and act as main contact to Managers and Supervisors to ensure accurate input and processing of hours
  • Works closely with the Payroll Accountant to oversee input of data and audit processes related to the payroll inputs
  • Works with the business, the Human Resources team and the Payroll Accountant ensuring all necessary data is transferred in a timely manner to complete payroll
  • Responsible for the oversight of all new hire information across all provinces ensuring compliance with respective provincial guidelines, system set up and reporting
  • Complies with Human Resources policies, procedures and best practices
  • Works in cooperation with the overall HR team in salary adjustment and bonus process preparation and administration and provides support and advice with regard to compensation related topics and issues
  • Respond to requests from employees and external agencies on matters relating to payroll
  • Identifies ways to improve payroll efficiencies
  • Works in concert with the Payroll Analyst(s) and Payroll Accountant to complete the year-end process, including government filings, i.e. T4/T4A, etc.
  • Develop and maintain a solid and respectful working relationships with all members of the Payroll and HR team
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationships within the Company as well as all other internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop, establish and maintain good working relationship with the Company’s suppliers, partners, consultants, stakeholders and other network contacts

About You

  • A proven record of payroll system implementation/change over; preferably from server to cloud based systems
  • 10 plus years of relevant, progressive Payroll experience with a proven record of accomplishment
  • Experience with Workday Payroll is a plus
  • Have/maintain Payroll Certification – PCP or CPM (preferred) with Canadian Payroll Association
  • Maintain education knowledge base for Payroll and working knowledge of Benefits (continual education)
  • Strong knowledge of Employment Standards Act and the Income Tax Act and any other relevant legislation
  • Ability to plan, direct and administer programs and systems
  • Ability to prepare and analyze reports
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Detail-oriented and accurate
  • Technically grounded in MS Office applications
  • A high level of individual initiative and ability to work with minimal direction
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build credibility and establish relationships, confidently interacting with all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices of payroll and benefits
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Pay Rate


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 #25812.

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.