Payroll Specialist

Grimsby, Ontario
Salary Based On Experience
May 31, 2019
July 5, 2019
Payroll Specialist
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred


At Andrew Peller Limited (APL), we deliver the perfect brand experience for every lifestyle, occasion, and generation. Through collaboration, open communication, honesty, drive to win, and accountability, we inspire teammates to be extraordinary every day.

 Who We Are

We are one of Canada's largest and oldest wine companies with a rich heritage in quality winemaking.

We produce some of Canada's most recognized brands and offer our teammates a challenging and rewarding employment experience.

 Are you passionate about paying your extraordinary teammates accurately and on time? We are seeking an agile, intuitive and highly detailed Payroll Specialist, who is passionate about payroll, to join our People and Culture Team. Reporting into the Payroll Manager, The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for preparing and processing multi-provincial Canadian payroll for 1,600+ employees across five different businesses and multiple legal entities. The Payroll Specialist will be solely responsible for managing and processing all payroll related correspondence in a complex, high volume business.

We are looking for a teammate with:

Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business. 5+ years progressive payroll experience in a high volume, complex, multi-provincial, multi-legal entity company.

3-5 years progressive Dayforce HCM and HRIS system management experience.

Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation with Canadian Payroll Association. Proficient computer skills including advanced Microsoft Excel abilities (advanced formulas, v-lookups, pivot tables).

Ability to adapt and respond to changing priorities and provide exemplary customer service. Agile and quick learner who can easily adapt and learn new systems and take responsibility for own learning.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative, be proactive and independently troubleshoot and problem solve. Superior time management organizations skills with the ability to adapt to change.

Proven ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks and initiatives simultaneously in a fast-paced high-volume environment. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and make sound decisions.

This teammate will be accountable for: 

Processing payroll data for new employees, transfers, terminations and salary changes using a cloud based HCM/payroll system on a bi-weekly basis (approx. 850 new hires annually) in a high-volume company, ensuring all employees are paid accurately and on time.

Reviewing payroll, ensuring accuracy and balancing prior to payroll transmission. Researching and interpreting payroll legislation, tax laws and ensuring government reporting compliance.

  Managing the biweekly/monthly remittances of garnishments, union dues, WSIB/WCB, STD calculations and other payroll deductions and reconciliation of statutory government remittances. Assist Payroll Manager in the year-end process including T4/T4A preparation, taxable benefit adjustments, T2200's and year-end reconciliation.

Calculating and accurately preparing manual cheques when necessary. Providing exemplary customer service, responding accurately and timely to inquiries from teammates, internal and external stakeholders, and government agencies.

Running and creating bi-weekly reports and analysis using Crystal Reports, Dayforce Adhoc reporting and Excel. Creating process documentation and providing training to users as new systems are implemented.

Cross-training and assisting the Pension and Benefits Coordinator with a variety of tasks and providing vacation coverage.

Supporting Dayforce HCM system projects and system configuration. Acting as a super user for Dayforce HCM, providing training, issue resolution and guidance to users.

Testing of Dayforce HCM system configuration changes and new release upgrades. Assisting the Payroll Manager on key projects and initiatives.

We are conducting an internal and external search simultaneously. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.   Andrew Peller Limited is committed to meeting the needs of persons with temporary and/or permanent disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.  We are happy to discuss any need for accommodation in the workplace and will make an effort to meet those needs a timely manner by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in the areas of information, communications, and employment.   

Andrew Peller Limited