Paymaster (HRD157)

July 10 2018
Industries Energy
Categories Accounting, Finance, Payroll, Payroll
Longueuil, QC

Company Profile

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is a global player with an extensive and growing portfolio of assets in Canada, the United States, France, Chile and Iceland. The Company develops, owns, acquires and operates run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar farms and geothermal plants exclusively producing renewable energy.

Sustainable development producing positive social, environmental and economic results guides our actions. We are not only proud of the work we do, but also of the way we do it. Our many accomplishments and continued successes are made possible by our outstanding team of employees.

Innergex, a publicly traded company, has offices in Longueuil, Vancouver, Lyon and San Diego.

The chosen candidate will be based at the company's head office located in Longueuil, steps away from the Longueuil-Université de Sherbrooke metro station.


Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager – Human Resources, the Paymaster will work closely with the human resources team to coordinate activities related to the payroll for all employees located in Canada, the United States and France.

The main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Prepare, process and analyze the entire pay cycle and ensure the accuracy of the information entered in the system, for all employees and for Directors;
  • Enter data pertaining to terminations, changes of department or corporate entity, changes to salary, contact information, etc., in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS);
  • Keep up to date the files pertaining to group insurance and medical insurance for each province or state, as well as to the Group RRSP and other benefit programs offered to employees;
  • Participate to management of disability cases, as well as group insurance and other group benefits matters;
  • Ensure the transmission of remittals and information to various governmental agencies and external suppliers;
  • Prepare, track and update various data banks (vacation, sick days, etc.) in the HRIS and in Excel files;
  • Research applicable laws in various provinces or states and ensure their application in our systems (earnings codes, deductions, deadlines and others);
  • Prepare year-end slips (T4, W2, others);
  • Participate to the evolution of controls and governance in our practices pertaining to payroll;
  • Prepare various reports related to payroll, compensation or timesheets;
  • Provide impeccable customer service: act as the main point of contact for employees for all pay-related matters;
  • Participate to special projects for payroll or human resources.


  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Keen analytical skills, very strong attention to detail and data accuracy;
  • Able to work under pressure on several projects at the same time, under tight deadlines;
  • Show good judgement, discretion and tact;
  • Have a keen sense of responsibility and solid abilities for teamwork;
  • Show initiative and a proactive attitude to facilitate the creation of new process and continuous improvement;
  • Self-learner, curious, eager to learn;
  • Show dedication and take ownership of own work and responsibilities.

Professionnal requirements

  • College diploma in accounting or other relevant field;
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a similar position;
  • Hold a certification as a payroll compliance specialist or in payroll management;
  • Proficiency in French and English, spoken and written;
  • Proficiency in Excel and able to work with an accounting system and an automated payroll system;
  • Proficiency in the ADP payroll systems, Workforce Now and RUN, an asset;
  • Thorough understanding of basic payroll notions, of employment conditions in various provinces, and of year-end processes and special payments;
  • Knowledge of employment standards in the United Sates and in France, year-end processes and international assignment, an asset.
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