Payroll Specialist

Location: Delta, B.C.

In this dynamic, fast-paced environment, the Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing accurate and on-time full-cycle payroll for Canadian, US and Australia staff and/or unionized employees. This position will respond to payroll & benefit enquiries in a timely manner with a customer service focus for both internal and external customers. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources this position will support and act as a backup for our existing Payroll & Benefit Specialist for vacation coverage and working with the Human Resources team on related initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain professionalism and act in a manner consistent with FPI mission and guiding principles
  • Follow all organizational Health & Safety programs; actively participate in Health & Safety training with the purpose of gaining knowledge and understanding
  • Contribute to a positive work environment focusing on Lean and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Accurately process full-cycle bi-weekly payroll for Canadian, US and Australia staff and / or unionized employees, spanning multiple provinces/states in the payroll system (ADP Workforce Now) in compliance with the specific jurisdiction and guidelines
  • Enter information related to new hires, employee changes, and terminations into the payroll system
  • Process new hire enrollment and termination of benefits
  • Reconcile, file and remit monthly and quarterly payments to WCB, EHT and other relevant entities
  • Maintain accounts and respond to enquiries from WCB, EI and other relevant entities
  • Resolve time entry/coding issues and assist with time entry as needed
  • Collect and review payroll reports from the payroll system
  • Respond to payroll & benefit inquires in a timely manner; assist with annual renewals and updates
  • Act as the backup for vacation coverage for payroll processing; cross-train to ensure comprehension of all relevant duties
  • Ensure accurate data is kept within the payroll system, Time & Attendance module, benefit portals and other applicable systems
  • Create, maintain, and verify the accuracy of various reports within the payroll system (ie. union/job costing) and established procedures and internal controls
  • Process payroll reconciliations, working papers, analysis and journal entries on a bi-weekly/monthly basis
  • Ensure accurate records are kept and filed timely within the appropriate payroll and/or employee files
  • Other related duties as assigned

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge

  • Strong organizational skills; able to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Excellent communications skills (written/verbal) in English, with an emphasis on customer service
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work both independently (with minimal supervision) and within a team environment
  • Strong understanding of Canadian payroll practices/procedures and applicable legislation
  • Strong working knowledge of a variety of programs, including MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and payroll systems

Education/Training

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification through the Canadian Payroll Association preferred  
  • Training and/or coursework in Accounting/Finance is as asset

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience processing full-cycle Canadian payroll
  • Previous experience with US and/or International payroll compliance/legislation is an asset
  • Previous experience working with ADP Workforce Now is an asset
  • Previous experience and/or familiarity with benefits administration is an asset

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Extended health & dental benefits
  • RRSP matching program
  • Profit-sharing
  • Compressed work schedules (with short Fridays)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Team Building / Health & Wellness activities
  • Employee Purchase Program
  • Friendly environment with Peer Recognition program
  • Smart Casual dress attire
  • Free coffee and parking
 
 

How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with cover letter to the Human Resources Department by Applying Online or by Email.

Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in this position. We thank all applicants for applying but only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Payroll Specialist