Colliers Project Leaders Inc. Payroll Administrator in Ottawa, Ontario

BE Totally Engaged. BE Business Savvy. BE the Right Partner. Be all that and more at Colliers Project Leaders. Join our team as a Payroll Administrator in our Ottawa office.

At Colliers Project Leaders, we help our clients succeed by helping them build amazing workplaces, businesses and communities. We do this by thinking differently, sharing innovative ideas and offering a unique and collaborative workplace where you can succeed.

With over 600 employees and 27+ office locations throughout Canada and the Middle East, Colliers Project Leaders offers a multi-cultural, multi-generational work environment where we cultivate excellence, develop leaders and deliver on our clients’ vision. Colliers Project Leaders is part of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI; TSX: CIGI), an industry leading global real estate company with more than 16,000 skilled professionals operating in 66 countries.

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Who you are

The Payroll Administrator supports the Payroll Supervisor with the timely and accurate processing of pay for over 600 salaried, hourly and contract staff in offices across Canada.

Our ideal candidate has a least 2 years’ prior payroll and benefit administration experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all staff at all levels.

What you’ll get to do as a Payroll Administrator at Colliers Project Leaders:

  • Perform a variety of payroll processing activities, including computing wage payments, verifying the monthly payroll reports and preparing month end journal entries

  • Process terminations including final pay and Record of Employment

  • Process new hire forms and respond to inquiries new employees may have regarding benefits and payroll

  • Update changes related to payroll, group benefits, and miscellaneous changes in payroll system

  • Assist with analysis and reconciliation of payroll, liability and operating accounts, government remittance and source deduction reconciliations

  • Process workers compensation premium payments and assist with annual reconciliations

  • Track vacation entitlement and usage for each employee; calculate vacation days payable upon departure

  • Respond to enquiries and prepare reports for various internal and external sources on a variety of financial matters

  • Update changes related to employee benefits; administer the enrolment, change of status and terminations from the benefits plan

  • Respond to inquiries from employees regarding enrolment, change in dependent status, and other general inquiries

  • Assist in the maintenance and tracking of employee benefit records including the accumulation and use of vacations, miscellaneous leaves of absence and RRSP entitlements, etc.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • A minimum of two years of directly relevant experience

  • Basic understanding of the accounting cycle, specifically the payroll cycle, through to preparation of payroll entries and reconciliation of year-end balances

  • Basic understanding of payroll regulations and practices across Canada, statutory deductions, taxable benefits, workers compensation legislation, and employee payroll documentation

  • Knowledge of employee benefit administration procedures

  • Knowledge of payroll software system applications (Ceridian or similar)

  • Strong data entry and word processing skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite, with a high proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Bilingualism an asset

  • Canadian Payroll Association certification an asset

ID: 2018-2260

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