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Temporary Senior Payroll Specialist - 6 month contract
We are EA
We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry.
But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.
We are looking for a Senior Payroll Specialist to join our fast-paced Canadian Payroll Team culture for a 6-month contract.
The EA Canada Payroll team processes payroll for approximately 2400 employees in 5 Provinces across Canada. The successful candidate will have a flexible and team oriented outlook and be responsible for providing support and minor supervision to the team during a Global Payroll project.
The candidate will also provide general administration coverage and support to the Payroll Team during this period.
Responsibilities will include :
Backfill support to Payroll Manager and Payroll Supervisor for the duration of the contract
Supervision and support to a Payroll Team of 2 while Manager / Supervisor offsite
Processing leaves on a bi-weekly basis
Review current leave process, recommend and assist in the implementation of a new workflow
Respond to various employee, business partner and governmental inquires
Liaise with our business partners
Process a full-cycle bi-weekly payroll for 2400+ employees, across Canada, using ADP PaySpecialist
Verify and process new hires, transfers, promotions and other data changes imported from Workday
Accurately administer employee changes such as RRSP, ESPP, banking, tax, etc.
Create / update excel files and workbooks for import into ADP
Process terminations and issuing ROE’s
Monitor and track errors and issues for metrics
Calculate various compensation and other manual payments
Communicate, monitor and ensure compliance to employment standards and company policies
Reviewing, recommending, leading and participating in process improvements, to eliminate inefficiencies and automate where appropriate
Work with auditors whenever necessary
Reporting and remitting government payments such as WCB, WSIB, EHT and Federal / Provincial Taxes
Processing taxable benefits such as Gifts and Awards, ESPP, SOP and RSU’s
Balancing CRA accounts
Preparing adhoc reports upon request
Assisting with Payroll G / L account reconciliations
General filing, photocopying and other administrative tasks as required
Skills and Knowledge
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as to work well in a team environment
Can do attitude and approach, willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
Focus on customer service and delivering a superior customer experience
Effective communication skills both written, and verbal, excellent interpersonal skills
Strong emotional intelligence and self-awareness
Ability to work well under stress and tight deadlines
Demonstrated ability in managing priorities and deadlines
Considerable judgment is required to make decisions
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
High attention to detail, and highly results oriented
Advanced knowledge of payroll processes
Advanced knowledge of computer systems and programs like Microsoft Office
Good knowledge of the Employment Standards Act and Regulations, Human Rights Legislation and Canada Revenue Agency taxation rules is required
Minimum 5 years payroll experience
Experience with ADP PaySpecialist
Quebec payroll an asset
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
Able to work in a high volume and fast paced environment
CPA PCP designation or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status or veteran status.
We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.
EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.