Senior Payroll Specialist

19 Sep 2023

Full-time, Contract
Oakville, ON
$31.00-34.00 / per Hour
Job Details:

We are urgently hiring a Payroll Specialist for our client, a national retail distributor, to work on a 6-month contract! Reporting to the Payroll Supervisor, the selected individual will be responsible for administering payroll for employees across Canada. As a key member of the Payroll team, the Payroll Specialist will use subject matter expertise to support complete, timely and accurate execution of Workday payroll systems (including Payroll, Finance and Time & Labor modules), processes, projects, tools and analytic support on key objectives to effectively and efficiently process pay for the organization’s business partners.

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

  • Responsibilities
    • Processes the full cycle of biweekly payrolls in a timely manner while ensuring accuracy, maintenance of all payroll data records and maintenance of effective auditable system of payroll accounting including: time and labor, vacation pay, authorized adjustments, correction, retro pay increases, bonus payments, mat leave payments, severance processing, etc.
    • Ensure proper documentation and authorizations are received and works with HR to ensure requirements are met
    • Analyzes and responds to complex matters requiring comprehensive knowledge of payroll policies and procedures
    • Provide HR Team members with information on Payroll processes and how HR policies are handled by payroll and impacts to the employees
    • Respond to and resolve employee inquiries; researches, resolves and makes appropriate adjustments within authority; provides feedback to management as required
    • Reviews, analyzes and verifies payroll reports and documents for accuracy, run queries as required
    • Gather back-up reports, update spreadsheets, reconcile numbers
  • Requirements
    • Minimum 3 years of Workday Payroll experience including payroll-based accounting knowledge
    • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word
    • Workday system experience preferred
    • Strong knowledge of standard legislative including ESA, Revenue Canada and Revenue Quebec guidelines and Employment Insurance
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and maintain accuracy
  • 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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