Payroll and Benefits Specialist

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Our client, a leader in beverage manufacturing, is growing quickly and is seeking an outstanding Payroll & Benefits Specialist to join their team.

Candidates should be detail-oriented and able to help maintain and administer payroll and benefits. The ideal candidate has excellent organizational and time-management skills as well as the capacity to work under pressure. They should be able to go beyond their typical day-to-day job description in a fast-paced and exciting environment. This candidate can provide a high level of customer service by performing a variety of support and administrative tasks.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Process multi-provincial payroll, changes and adjustments for 500+ employees (both salaried and commission employees.)

• Process and submit Record of Employment forms.

• Review and process allocations for Finance.

• Audit, reconcile and process WSIB, EHT remittances monthly.

• Knowledge of statutory withholding's, CPP, EI, Income Tax, Workers Compensation is required.

• Assist with year-end reconciliations, preparation of T4 and related summaries.

• Respond to payroll inquiries within timelines, delivering a high level of customer service.

• Process and audit new hires, changes, and termination forms with accuracy and within timelines.

• Maintain accurate employee records in Payroll/HRIS system.

• Ability to exercise a high level of discretion with confidential information.

• Establish governance and drive strategic direction of the payroll department.

• Provide a clear vision of the payroll department, anticipate future needs accurately, and implement plans of action to manage change.

• Prepare payroll tax forms and year-end summaries, including T4 and T4A preparation.

• Serve as company subject matter expert and top escalation point of contact for all payroll and benefit-related items.

• Oversee the reconciliation and remittances for Workers Compensation, Benefit Invoices, Garnishments, etc.

• Liaise with the operations and HR teams in regards to any payroll inquiries and/or discrepancies.

• Manage regular preparation of relevant management reports, including semi-monthly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc.)

• Must be prepared to roll up sleeves and immerse into the details as necessary.


• Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree in Human Resources.

• CHRP/CHRL designation and/or compensation certification is an asset.

• Minimum of three (3) years of experience in compensation, payroll, benefits, total rewards, leave of absence management, HRIS and analytics.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Proven strategic and analytical problem-solving skills with attention to details.

• Advanced computer skills including experience with ADP and Workforce.

• Able to effectively handle multiple projects and priorities, streamline existing processes and recommend new more effective practices or technologies. Experience in manufacturing is considered an asset.


Our client offers a comprehensive salary with targeted range of $60,000–$65,000 and a competitive benefits package. This opportunity provides for personal and professional growth. Some of these benefits include:

• Flexible medical and dental benefits

• Group retirement savings plan

• Employee and family assistance program

• Paid vacation and sick days

• Personal days

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