Senior Payroll Specialist (6 months Temporary Full Time)
Electronic Arts
Vancouver, British Columbia CA
9d ago

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-

connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

At EA, we thrive on outrageous thinking. It’s the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We’re innovators and great storytellers.

But it’s not just about amazing your peers it’s about amazing yourself. Take risks. Collaborate with brilliant minds and dare to dream big.

Together, we can change the way millions play every day.

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
  • Selection Criteria

  • 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.

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