Posted September 18, 2019

Payroll Specialist

Location: Vancouver
Job ID: 1764
Employment Type: Permanent

Are you a Payroll Specialist who is highly analytical, loves to learn, and has experience with payroll activities for Canada, US, and the United Kingdom? Our Client is the leader in their industry providing solutions for the global financial sector. We love this company because they have been recognized with numerous awards, is rapidly growing, and is located in a beautiful office in Gastown. 

Our client has asked for our help in looking for a Payroll Specialist for a permanent position to join their growing Accounting Team.


Here's what you'll be doing on a daily basis:

  • Processing full-cycle payroll for 430+ Canadian, US and UK employees on a timely basis
  • Reconciling monthly invoices and balancing statements for benefits and other employee programs for Canadian and US employees
  • Processing sales incentives payouts, company bonuses, and other special payments
  • Preparing records of employment for employee departures and terminations on a timely basis
  • Processing employee expense claims and ensuring they are authorized, within budget and coded correctly with assistance from Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Processing sales incentives payouts, company bonuses, and other special payments
  • Tracking and processing employee expense claims including training expenses
  • Preparing annual T-4 statements, UK P60 and US W2 payroll returns and other government returns for review
  • Processing payroll reconciliations and journal entries on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Ensuring interpretation of requirements imposed through legislation and company policies are implemented and adhered to appropriately
  • Preparing all payroll journal entries, taking into consideration account coding and classification of employees
  • Acting as a resource and resolving payroll inquiries from employees and managers
  • Researching applicable tax treatment of benefits in Canadian, US federal and state, and UK jurisdictions
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all payroll information and documents at all times
  • Understanding current payroll legislation and requirements and keeping informed of any pending changes
  • Ensuring government reporting and remittance requirements are met
  • Assisting in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of operating procedures for all payroll processes
  • Assisting in ad hoc departmental projects such as SR&ED time reporting


Here is the type of person we are looking for:

  • Minimum 2 years of applicable payroll experience with comprehensive knowledge of Canadian and US payroll regulations; experience in UK payroll is an asset
  • A diploma or degree in business administration or related field, with some Accounting courses; Payroll Compliance Practitioner or Certified Payroll Manager designation preferred
  • Experience in performing analytics and financial reporting of payroll is an asset
  • Experience in research over taxable benefits in Canadian, US federal and state, and UK jurisdictions
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Impeccable accuracy with numbers and high attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion and to be entrusted with confidential information
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and time-manage
  • Excellent telephone etiquette and ability to write clear, concise and formal business communications
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Familiarity with the Salesforce CRM system, Payworks, GTM and ADP payroll systems and the BambooHR human resources system is an asset

If you are interested in exploring this position, please apply now! 

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at their company.

People are our passion. People are our profession. 

Since 2010, SIGnature Recruiting has been pairing exceptional people with short-term contracts and long-term careers in Vancouver’s flourishing IT industry.  We are specialists in IT Recruiting and pride ourselves in making valuable contributions to our clients and candidates.

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