Sr. Payroll Administrator

May 26 2022
Industries Real Estate
Categories Accounting, Finance, HR, Training, Payroll, Payroll
Markham, ON

Job Title

Sr. Payroll Administrator

Job Description Summary

The Senior Payroll Advisor will lead processing payroll for our U.S. and Canada employees. This position will be responsible for the timely and accurate payroll processing for specified populations of up to 3,000 employees. The Position will report to the Payroll Manager and will align activities to the direct needs of the business.

Job Description

Job Description
  • Processing payroll for U.S. and Canadian employees
  • Responsible for providing payroll tier 2 level support
  • Responsible for aligning and educated business stakeholders on payroll processes, compliance, and activities
  • Demonstrate critical thinking as well as expertise in payroll programs and processes
  • Responsible for items such as: payroll taxation, jurisdictional requirements, payroll processes, employment related regulations, and best practices
  • Resolve routine issues and questions within the scope of existing practices under the direction of payroll leadership
  • Communicate and implement specific aspects of payroll and associated training sessions; communications for new programs
  • Provide customer service to employees and effectively communicate all payroll-related information
  • Manage and process payroll, identify and resolve errors
  • Manage payroll allocations; provide direction to both corporate operations teams and employees in the field
  • Collaborate and communication across functions including HR, IT, Finance, etc.
  • Support the submission of tax, garnishments and bank files to appropriate external agencies
  • Maintain confidential department records and office files in accordance with internal company procedures
  • Maintain direct ownership of tasks/projects
  • Create/edit ad-hoc reports within the HR/Payroll software and provide accurate data to management when requested
  • Serve as the HR Payroll point of contact for employees within a geographical or functional area
  • Maintain strong HR/Payroll policy knowledge
  • Complete special projects/duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 2+ years of professional payroll experience
  • Working with multi-jurisdictional, W2/T4 eligible employees
  • System experience with Workday is preferred
  • Knowledge of applicable payroll regulations, policies, and practices
  • Strong ​Excel & Project Management experience is a plus
  • Designated Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) is preferred

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