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Canada Payroll Specialist | San Jose, Costa Rica

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 4:48:51 AM
This position will be responsible for the successful processing of Canadian Payrolls for a SAAS based provider of global payroll. The position requires experience in Canadian multi-providence payroll that includes a working knowledge of taxes, reciprocity agreements and local taxation. The person in this position will ensure the accuracy of payroll and payroll-related information for internal & SSAE 16 audits, in addition to processing payrolls in accordance with all established statutory requirements and internal processes. Excellent customer service skills, the ability to resolve customer issues using effective problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task are essential.

Package and Benefits:
  • Competitive annual salary and benefits package
  • 15 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • December bonus
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
Attributes and Experience Required:
  • Business software experience required: MS Excel, MS Word, Email Apps, Google Apps
  • 3 – 5 years (min) experience in Canadian multi-province or United States payroll processing
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills to meet deadlines
  • Certified Payroll Professional preferred but not required
  • High School Diploma Required, Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping experience would be an advantage
  • Latin America payroll experience would be a plus
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Forward thinking, able to plan and organize own workload
Daily Duties and Main Responsibilities Will Include:
  • Ability to reconcile pre-processing reports to ensure accuracy of information prior to processing payroll
  • Research discrepancies of payroll information and/or documentation to ensure accuracy and adherence to procedures prior to processing
  • Maintains payroll information, files and records to provide up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance.
  • Analyze payroll related information to ensure accurate distribution of funds and payroll
  • Prepares reports, tax filings, correspondence and other written materials (including but not limited to monthly payroll reports, transmittal memos, T4’s, and RL-1’s) as written reference or for compliance with city, province, federal or international statutory requirements
  • Assist in the validation of payroll requirements to ensure that sufficient information is provided by the customer to enable set-up and configuration are completed successfully
  • Partner with Transition Consultants to ensure successful knowledge transfers are completed between Project Delivery to Operations
  • Support any parallel runs if testing is needed on a new requirement
  • Support the Software Release process by validating that new features have been accurately developed

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