Payroll & HR Specialist

Toronto, ON

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Payrollee Job Number: 61032

Payroll & HR Specialist – Toronto

Salary up to $85,000 + Bonus + Full Benefits + 3 Weeks’ Vacation!!


Our client, a well-established Canadian mining company is looking for a Payroll & HR Specialist to join their team! In this role, you will be responsible for managing the full cycle payroll processes and ensuring they are delivered in a timely manner. In addition, your role will be overseeing some administrative HR duties, and the management of group benefits. If you are a highly organized and detail – oriented payroll professional who works well in a fast-paced environment, then this is the role for you!


  • Processing of the semi-monthly Canadian corporate payroll salaried employees and small semi-monthly US payroll
  • Provide guidance and support for the overall corporate payroll function
  • Act as the primary contact for internal and external payroll and benefits audits
  • Preparation of both monthly Excel spreadsheets detailing the specifics of each payroll and quarterly reports for establishing inter-company charges
  • Administer Benefit & Pension plan employee enrollments and updates
  • Analysis, auditing and validation of HR data for new hires, terminations, and transfers, as well as for compensation changes and deduction components
  • Review and evaluate payroll policies and procedures on an ongoing basis and recommend updates
  • Payroll accounting processes including journal entries and accrual reporting; supporting the Finance team by responding promptly to questions and reconciliation requests
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of equity compensation taxation
  • Regularly testing payroll processes to ensure compliance with internal controls
  • Web-based group benefits administration ensuring accurate and timely employee enrollments, terminations and transfers, as well as employee data updates and produce monthly benefits invoices for all plans
  • Assisting with the annual compensation review by compiling data and implementing merit increases and Short and Long-Term incentive program awards
  • Supporting positive employee relations with prompt, accurate and diplomatic responses to employee questions and concerns
  • Other duties as assigned



  • A minimum of 4 years of full-cycle Canadian payroll experience; US payroll knowledge, and Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) or Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certifications are an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience with Ceridian payroll products is an asset
  • A proven ability to multi-task, prioritize appropriately, and work within tight timelines is important
  • A dedication to accuracy, a sense of urgency, and most important, a cooperative and positive attitude
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and a proven ability to execute with excellence in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; great attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office - Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint


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