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Payroll Specialist (Temporary Full Time)



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Position Type:

Temporary Full Time

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Posting Date:

2021/02/19 12:00

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The Payroll Specialist is accountable for the accurate and timely processing of payroll for all Headwaters’ employees. This role has knowledge of the complete payroll process and excellent attention to detail, communication and time management skills. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the payroll in both union and non-union environments. Working under the guidance of the Manager, Finance & Reporting, this position is responsible for ensuring high quality service provided while ensuring compliance with all applicable regional and provincial laws. The role will be responsible for general ledger entries, reconciliations, various reporting requirements and supports the finance department.


The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of full payroll administration with solid knowledge of government regulations affecting payroll and pension administration.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Accounting or other related discipline or equivalent work experience.

  • Completion and maintenance of CPM Certified payroll manager with the Canadian Payroll Association, or equivalent to Level 3 or above of CPA.

  • Previous experience with Meditech (Client Server) Payroll/Personnel and Time and Attendance (iSchedule), an asset.

  • Intermediate skills in MS Office applications (Word, Excel & Outlook).

  • Experience with payroll in a unionized environment.

  • Ability to take full responsibility for payroll function.

  • Ability to work well both with others and independently and manage priorities effectively.

  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.

  • Detail oriented and establishes robust payroll and accounting practices and systems.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community.

  • Ability to deal with sensitive, confidential information with discretion and tact.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Proven record of leading process improvement initiatives and defining standards.

  • Demonstrates values consistent with Headwaters’ and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.

  • Demonstrates excellent work performance and attendance record.


Extra Information

The temporary duration of this position is approximately 7 months.

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