Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Mississauga, Ontario


Payroll and Benefits Specialist


reference #314719
position type:Permanent
description:Do you enjoy being the subject matter expert for all things payroll, benefits and pension? Are you passionate about providing employees information and guidance about these areas? One of our clients in the west GTA is currently looking for a Payroll and Benefits Specialist. This role is responsible for administering payroll, benefits and pension plans and assisting with the annual merit and incentive programs. Please note that a payroll designation is a requirement for this position. This is a great opportunity to join an organization with career growth potential.

More precisely, your principal responsibilities will be the following:

- Payroll: Process and administer bi-weekly payroll, processing all remittances, being involved with year-end processes, payroll reconciliations, issuing pay statements and payroll reports
- Benefits: administer the benefits program, ensure all changes are updated for benefits and RRSP program, benefit remittances, pension calculations, Canada Savings Bonds deductions, participate in yearly benefits renewal process, work with vendors
- HR Administration: maintain and update HRIS and the employee files, ensure that payroll related data is updated regularly, issuing ROE’s, short and long term disability processes, maternity leave processes, produce reports for managers (head count, salaries etc.), compensation surveys
- Employee Relations: Act as a point of contact for employees and retirees about any payroll and benefits questions, manage the time and attendance system
- Other HR assignments as required, assisting the Payroll Supervisor with special projects
advantages:- Develop your career with a global industry leader
- Positive culture that will challenge you and help you reach your professional goals
qualifications:- University Degree is a must (HR education is a plus)
- Payroll designation is required
- Minimum of 3 years of similar experience – payroll, benefits administration, HR
- Strong knowledge of payroll legislation across all provinces, exposure to US payroll would be an asset
- Proficient computer skills: MS Office (Excel is key) and ability to learn new software quickly, experience with SAP is an asset
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong customer service mindset and a proactive approach
- Highly organized, able to manage multiple deadlines
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information at all times, high level of integrity
- Professional, friendly, ability to build and maintain effective relationships
- Desire to learn and develop

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