City: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Title: Payroll
Category: Finance & Accounting
EmploymentType: Permanent

We're in search of a skilled Payroll Specialist to join our team in Winnipeg, MB. This role presents an exciting opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced environment, handling diverse responsibilities from payroll processing to benefits administration.

Start date: ASAP
Term: Permanent role
Salary: $60,000 - $67,000 annually
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm- Must be flexible working longer shifts (10-12 hours if needed) and weekend work could occur. 
Role: Remote but could work on-site
Location: Portage Avenue


  • Efficiently process payroll using ADP or similar software, ensuring adherence to company policies.
  • Oversee onboarding and termination procedures, including timecard management and payroll audits.
  • Manage payroll for a current staff of 500 individuals, with plans to expand to 750 in the future.
  • Handle multiple payrolls, including two biweekly and two semi-monthly schedules.
  • Provide prompt and helpful responses to employee inquiries via email, delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Manage payroll for both Canadian and some US employees, with 99% focus on Canadian payroll.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing.
  • Utilize Excel for data analysis, including pivot tables and report generation.
  • Verify benefits information and work with Canada Life to administer benefits packages.
  • Use Microsoft Word and Teams for communication and document preparation.


  • Previous experience in payroll processing preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, with the ability to create pivot tables and reports.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Comfortable with both office-based and remote work arrangements.
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now and HRMIS system is an asset.

Additional Information:

  • This position involves processing payroll for 500 individuals, with plans to add another 250 staff in the future.
  • The successful candidate will handle four different payrolls, including two biweekly and two semi-monthly schedules.
  • The ideal candidate will possess a strong personality, able to adapt to last-minute requests and process changes with ease.
  • Very strong Excel and pivot table skills are required, along with strong data analysis skills and a desire for continuous improvement.
  • Effective communication in English is essential, as a significant portion of our staff is non-native English speakers.
  • Autonomy in job execution is encouraged, provided tasks are completed accurately and on time.
  • As a perk, this position offers the opportunity to be part of a rapidly expanding team, contributing to the creation of new processes and systems.

Benefits: 60% company paid, 40% employee paid, 2-week vacation, 6 sick days, 5 personal days.

We are conducting interviews via Teams. If you possess the necessary qualifications and are eager to contribute to our dynamic team, please apply now!

We thank everyone who applied. Only those who have been selected will be contacted. 

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