Payroll Specialist - Temporary

Toronto, ON

Employment Type: Temporary Industry: Accounting Job Number: 64668
Payroll Specialist - Temporary
Location: Downtown Toronto
Duration: 6-Month Contract
Compensation: Up to $30/hr
Our not-for-profit client, located in Downtown Toronto, is looking for a Payroll Specialist to join their team for a 6-month contract. As a Payroll Specialist, you will be responsible to ensuring payroll processes are handled effectively and efficiently. If you are detail oriented and have strong communication and problem-solving skills, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!
Payroll Administration
  • Assist employees and supervisors with timesheet processes to ensure accurate pay process full cycle semi-monthly payroll for 200+ salaried, contract, and hourly employees
  • Reconcile statutory remittances; set up and process all special payments and deductions
  • Maintain all employee payroll changes; audit and complete all year end procedures
  • Maintain confidential Payroll files, issue ROEs, and respond to all internal inquiries related to payroll
Benefit setup and maintenance
  • Process/setup employee benefit premiums and payroll, such as RPP, LTD, AD&D, life insurance, extended health and dental premiums
Reporting and Analysis
  • Create various scheduled and/or ad-hoc reports and analyses related to payroll, salaries and benefits
  • Maintain detailed budget analysis and variance reports
  • Prepare, balance, and upload monthly payroll journal entries
  • Ensure accurate labour costing with salary splits to multiple cost centres
Payroll systems
  • Carry out all payroll functions
  • Maintain current payroll systems
  • Assist in payroll system upgrade if required
  • Provide consultation and training to employees, supervisors and directors
  • Post-secondary diploma or degree, with a strong preference for certification in Payroll Administration (PCP) or recognized equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3 years in a Payroll and Benefits capacity, within a Finance or HR division. As a result, you are fully competent with a customized Payroll/HRIS system.
  • Solid understanding of employment standards, provincial legislation and CRA regulations.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Can work independently and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to convert data to valuable information
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Comfort and confidence in dealing with all levels of management
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude, and determined to learn and sharpen skills on an ongoing basis

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