Payroll Manager

Closing Date
March 24, 2023
Job ID

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Payroll Manager to work at our head office location.

Why join our team?

  • Work for a reputable and nationally known company 
  • Work in a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Employer paid professional development
  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Generous paid time off, holidays and sick days
  • Retirement plans with company matching of employee contributions
  • Employee discount programs, social outings and holiday gatherings
  • Free parking

About the Role

Reporting to the CFO, the Payroll Manager plans, organizes, and manages the preparation, analysis, maintenance, and processing of the company’s pay and benefit functions ensuring pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations and provides supervision and guidance to assigned staff for both Ontario and Quebec in a multi-unionized environment.  

Key Responsibilities

The Payroll Manager:

  • Ensures that payroll system configurations are kept up-to-date, tested thoroughly and meets all corporate and statutory requirements 
  • Is accountable for the timely and accurate production of remittance, end-of-cycle, year-end, tax and fiscal reporting requirements
  • Operates as the subject matter expert and escalation point to resolve issues 
  • Understands the link between payroll and finance and works closely with the Controller on any issues
  • Continuously looks for improvements in operational processes and designs and implements those initiatives
  • Optimizes the contribution of the team through coaching, counselling and implements workable solutions to business issues/problems with minimum referral to senior management
  • Defines standards and reusable approaches for payroll operations
  • Manages effective internal/external client relationships within own area of responsibility, and builds client relationships throughout the company
  • Oversees group benefits and provide advice on usage
  • Manages payroll and benefit related communications to employees

Professional / Technical Requirements

  • Degree in business admin or HR Management and Professional Accreditation (PCP, CPM or CHRL)  (A combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • Minimum 7 years experience processing payroll for both union and non-union employees, preferably one with several collective bargaining units 
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory and management experience
  • Proven track record in providing advisory services within a large and complex professional environment
  • Strong computer skills with a sound understanding of payroll accounting, HRIS and financial reporting software and database applications 
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with UKG (desirable) 
  • Superior understanding of regulatory payroll and taxation requirements and provisions, remittance and remuneration practices and corporate year-end payroll filing responsibilities
  • Project management or coordination experience
  • Experience with systems implementation considered an asset  

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in English
  • Able to prioritise workloads effectively, meet deadlines in a fast-paced, high volume environment, while maintaining compliance and regulatory standards
  • Highly effective people leadership and performance management (motivational, interpersonal and mentoring) skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high concentration on attention to detail
  • Adept at organizing resources and managing change
  • Strong planning, organisational ability and self management skills
  • Aptitude for numerical work
  • Uses initiative to achieve desired results
  • An understanding of the need for complete confidentiality at all times 
  • Able to manage high volume processing and very demanding deadlines

If we’re the right fit for you, we want to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter today: [email protected]

NOTE: Only those candidates that meet the specified requirements will be considered for this position. Candidates that do not meet the requirements may be considered for similar opportunities.

Commissionaires values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender and age.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Commissionaires’ Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Commissionaires’ hiring process.

We appreciate all who apply, however we will only be contacting candidates of interest.