Payroll Specialist

September 17 2020
Industries Accomodations, Food services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Payroll, Payroll
Vaughan, ON

Recipe Unlimited Corporation is Canada’s leading full service restaurant company. Home to such iconic brands as Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, St.Hubert, The Keg, Montana’s, Kelseys, Milestones, Pubs, Bier Markt, East Side Mario’s, Landing Group, New York Fries, The Pickle Barrell & Catering, State and Main, Elephant and Castle and Original Joe’s. With this diverse portfolio of restaurants our Home Office Associates have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of some of the most popular, well-loved brands in Canada. Variety isn’t the only thing we offer – we are passionate about our industry, we celebrate and support diversity of thought, we are innately curious and encourage our team mates to take ownership. Above all else, we believe in doing the right thing.

The Payroll Specialist will be a valuable member in a team processing the full cycle payroll processing for our 7000+ Nationwide Canadian employees, ensuring that processes are executed properly and in a timely manner. As the Payroll Specialist at the Recipe, you will be responsible for the accurate and timely processing of Recipe’s bi-weekly payroll. As the Recipe’s subject matter expert on payroll, you will investigate and resolve complex payroll queries, work on different reconciliations while developing and updating payroll documentation. You will be playing a key role in Ceridian Dayforce customization and automation. As the subject matter expert on the team, you will act as a key frontline support person to employees regarding payroll and pension inquiries.

What will you do in this role?:

  • Develop best practices to improve efficiency of payroll processes.
  • Oversee employee payroll accounting, transactions and reporting activities.
  • Ensure that payroll is processed timely and accurately.
  • Assist in payroll calculations, deductions, insurance coverage, wage garnishments, and tax filings.
  • Maintain employee payroll records are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Prepare employee wage summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leaves, retirement savings and benefits.
  • Provide support in tax calculation and filing for employees.
  • Address payroll related queries and requests from employees.
  • Review and recommend improvements to existing payroll procedures.
  • Analyze payroll problems and provide appropriate resolutions.
  • Coordinate with HR and finance teams to carry out payroll processing.
  • Assist in audit operations and implement audit recommendations.

What are we looking for from you?

  • College Diploma or degree in a recognized Accounting program.
  • Experience working with Ceridian Dayforce is required.
  • Level 2 Canadian Payroll or Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification coupled with 5+ years of experience in a payroll environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook/Google Suite
  • Fast-learner and able to work with different systems
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple requests while maintaining deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced constantly changing environment
  • Ability to prioritize and organize time effectively to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information and issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Accurate and detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and working with a variety of levels across the organization

Why should you work for us?

  • 20% employee discount dining card valid at all RECIPE brands
  • Monthly dining allowance
  • Opportunity to work with some of Canada’s most iconic brands e.g Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet, Montana’s, St. Hubert, Original Joes, Milestones, to name a few

As part of our accessibility commitment, there are alternative ways to interview with us. Please inform us if you require interview accommodation.

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