Payroll Analyst

Direct Hire
Mississauga, Ontario
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Payroll Specialist

Location: Mississauga Office

Reporting Relationship: Payroll Supervisor

Complexity and Scope of the position

The incumbent is responsible for effectively and accurately processing complex biweekly payrolls in a high volume payroll department.  The incumbent will act as a resource to our sites and internal departments for payroll matters and ensures that the payroll policies and procedures are being followed and comply with internal and external audit requirements.

Key Activities

•         Processing the full cycle of multi-province, biweekly payrolls for salary and hourly employees in both union and non union environments in an accurate and  timely manner

•         Administers various payments such as sick pay, retro pays, vacation pays, etc.

•         Responds to inquiries from internal departments and site management regarding payroll matters in a prompt, courteous and efficient manner

•         Interprets multiple union contracts ensuring all calculations in the payroll are correct

•         Develops and updates complex reports 

•         Processes payments to third parties – garnishments, union dues, RRSP and pension payments ensuring that deductions are in accordance with provincial and federal legislations and according to union agreements and corporate policies

•         Ensures that monthly and year end regulatory filings are completed on a timely basis

•         Ensures that internal controls are complied with for all payroll processes

•         Special projects as assigned and other duties as appropriate and required

•         Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor



•         Minimum of 3 – 5 years of payroll experience with solid Canadian payroll knowledge

•         Payroll based accounting knowledge is an asset


•         CPA Certification or in progress 

Skills & Abilities

•         A good understanding of collective agreements

•         Strong computer skills

•         Exceptional customer service orientation and discretion

•         Well-organized, self-motivated, high energy, works well under pressure 

•         Committed, conscientious team player