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Role and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Paymaster, the Technician – Payroll works closely with the HR team to coordinate all payroll activities for employees in Canada, the United States and France.
The main responsibilities are as follow:
§ Support the preparation of the entire pay cycle for all employees and ensure the accuracy of the information entered in the system;
§ Enter data pertaining to terminations, changes of department or corporate entity, changes to salary, contact information, etc., in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS);
§ Participate to the management of disability cases and other matters pertaining to group insurance and other group benefits programs;
§ Provide support for the transmission of remittals and information to various governmental agencies and external suppliers;
§ Prepare, track and update various data banks (vacation, sick days, etc.) in the HRIS and in Excel files;
§ Prepare year-end slips (T4, W2, others);
§ Contribute to the evolution of controls and governance in our payroll practices;
§ Prepare various reports related to payroll, compensation or timesheets;
§ Provide impeccable customer service: act as a point of contact for employees for all pay-related matters;
§ Participate to special projects for payroll or human resources.
§ Excellent organizational skills;
§ Keen analytical skills, very strong attention to detail and data accuracy;
§ Able to work under pressure on several projects at the same time, under tight deadlines;
§ Show good judgement, discretion and tact;
§ Have a keen sense of responsibility and solid abilities for teamwork;
§ Show initiative and a proactive attitude to facilitate the creation of new process and continuous improvement;
§ Self-learner, curious, eager to learn;
§ Show dedication and take ownership of own work and responsibilities.
§ Training in Accounting or Human Resources, or any other discipline combined with relevant experience;
§ Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar position;
§ Proficiency in Excel and able to work with an accounting system and an automated payroll system;
§ Solid understanding of basic payroll notions, employment conditions in various provinces and year-end processes and special payments;
§ Certification as a payroll compliance specialist or in payroll management (PCP, CPM or other), an asset;
§ Proficiency in the ADP payroll systems, Workforce Now and RUN, an asset;
§ Knowledge of employment standards in the United Sates and in France, year-end processes and international assignments, an asset;
§ Fluently bilingual (French and English), written and spoken; Spanish an asset.