Senior Accountant / Payroll CPA

19 Sep 2023

Full-time, Permanent
Toronto, ON
$82,057.00 / per Year
Job Details:

Our client in Toronto has an immediate permanent opportunity for a Senior Accountant with a strong understanding of Payroll.

Interested candidates may submit their resume in word doc. format at  for further consideration. Staffworks thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

  • Responsibilities
    Working under the direction of the Manager of Finance and Audit, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and the Manager of Human Resources, the Accountant role is responsible for payroll and benefit administration as well as financial reporting and analysis. Payroll and Benefits Responsibilities
    • Working with the CFO and Manager of Human Resources, processes staff payroll on a bi-weekly and semi-monthly basis ensuring adherence to all relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
    • Coordinates with Human Resources on issues related to the Pension Plan, HRDC, WSIB, and Life Insurance premium rates;
    • Generates T4 and T4A information including pension adjustments information and taxable benefits;
    • Maintains employee payroll and benefits files and remits payments to appropriate agencies;
    • Creates GL Journal Entries for month end and year end closings for payroll and benefits;
    • Assists with the yearly audit of the Associations’ pension plan;
    • Creates for approval yearly accruals for vacation pay and benefits accrual for Retirement Gratuities and Association’s staff pension plan;
    • Proactively compiles data and reports;
    • Responds to requests and inquiries in a timely manner;
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of employee payroll and benefit information;
    • Maintains knowledge of Canadian Payroll Processes and all applicable legislation; and
    Financial Reporting and Analysis Responsibilities
    • Balance company Funds at the end of each fiscal period;
    • Prepare monthly investment reconciliation and journal entries for the monthly changes in the Associations’ investment accounts;
    • Prepares and processes, using SAGE 300, BI module Financial Statements by Fund at the end of each fiscal period (ex. Revenue and Expenditure Statement and Balance Sheet Statement) including Consolidated Financial Statements;
    • Administrator for SAGE 300 upgrades and the various modules especially the Business Intelligence module for financial statements formats;
    • Assist with the preparation of the annual operating and tax reconciliation reports for tenants;
    • Assists with the preparation and submission of the HST return for the Tenant Building Fund;
    • Prepares monthly financial statements for all funds, assists in the review of financial report reconciliations, and assigned working papers prepared by finance staff;
    • Assist with the preparation of required documents for various Association internal and external meetings;
    • Prepare monthly statistics for CFO reports and trends in memberships revenue, FTE calculations, and workshop/conference attendance.
    • Responsible for internal and external financial reporting for the assigned programs including Ministry reporting;
    • Works with various departments on financial accounting and reporting including assistance with the creation of annual budgets.
    • Performs continuous assessment of the month-end and year-end closing process and evaluates ways to reduce the timing to close the financial period;
    • Assists in ensuring financial and budgeting processes are appropriately linked to projects while also identifying opportunities for cost savings and revenue generation;
    • Assist in the preparation of cash flow for the General Fund and producing monthly reports for the General Funds and total projections and analysis;
    • Create and analyze financial/statistical reports on a regular basis, taking remedial action to resolve identified issues;
    • Monitor, analyze and reconcile variances from approved budget;
    • Assists department staff with general inquiries regarding SAGE, certify expense reporting system, Empulse Employee Portal, and other document management systems; and
    • Assists with issues related to obtaining authorizations on requisitions, and purchase orders and setting up Accounts Payable Vendors.
  • Requirements
    • CPA, CGA or CMA designation, preferably with at least 3 years working experience as a Senior Financial Analysts or Senior General Accountant;
    • Minimum 2 years of Canadian payroll experience;
    • Candidate should be working towards or have National Payroll Institute (NPI) certification (PCP, CPM);
    • Completion of Payroll Fundamentals Certificate, preferably with the CPA;
    • Three to five years of current demonstrated successful experience in payroll administration and accounting practice in an accounting or human resources department in a non-profit unionized environment of comparative size;
    • Experience with online HR/Benefits/Payroll software such as Ceridian, ADP or other computerized payroll systems;
    • A minimum of three years’ experience with SAGE 300 accounting software;
    • A minimum of three years’ experience working with QuickBooks and/or QuickBooks Online;
    • Experience with online registration/payment systems; and
    • Experience with fund accounting and non-for-profit accounting.
    Required Skills
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation and statutes related to payroll administration in a unionized environment as well as legislation related to wage withholding orders and garnishments;
    • Advanced levels in Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Comfortable with the use of advanced technology;
    • Ability to work effectively with speed and accuracy within assigned timelines as required;
    • A good business sense with an ability to quickly understand organization structure, processes and culture;
    • Excellent organizational, project management, communication and interpersonal skills; and
    • Experience and/or interest for technical research in accounting standards or other areas of continued study and a desire for learning.
    • committed to providing our employees with an empowered, supportive, inclusive, and diverse working environment. All permanent employees have access to:
    • Competitive Salary
    • Pension Plan
    • Comprehensive Health and Dental Benefits
    • Wellness Resources
  • Accessibility
    Staffworks thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted. We are an inclusive employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants of all ages, races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, gender identities and sexual orientations to apply. If you are selected for an interview, please inform your recruiter of your accommodation requirements.
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