Payroll Accounting Analyst

Job Title: Payroll Accounting Analyst
Reports To: Assistant Director of Corporate Accounting
Department: Corporate Accounting II

Position Summary

Responsible for full cycle accounting and cash management of the confidential group of payroll companies. The position calls for a strong team player who can engage with multiple tasks as changes occur and use problem solving skills to meet the requirements of both management and stakeholders.


Corporate Accounting (75%):
• Responsible for full cycle accrual accounting and cash management of the confidential group of payroll companies:
• Record expenses, book payables and process cheque runs, ensuring all are current
• Review payroll funding with Payroll Specialist and prepare funding requests
• Generate invoices and co-ordinate fund transfers
• Track deposits and report on expenditures
• Financial reporting including journals and year-end working paper preparation and reporting
• Executive reporting and analysis
• Bank reconciliations and GST returns
• Responsible for the cashflow preparation for payroll and payroll related expenses;
• Variance analysis and reporting on annual budgets versus actuals;
• Provide analysis and payroll data for the Corporate Accounting group for use in Corporate budgets, reporting and invoicing;
• Assist with establishing time billing rates for the proper billing of Associates to internal and external parties
• Assist with the bi-weekly processing of Associate expense report processed via Ceridian.
• Prepare supporting data and reconcile to Corporate records annual mileage claims for the preparation of T2200.
• Prepare a year end journals, adjusting entries and schedules for the payroll companies;
• Special projects as time allows.

Payroll Accounting (25%):
• Review the cash requirement report forwarded to cash management and corporate accounting & ensure that the payroll register agrees to the cash requirement report;
• Ensure the payroll change registers agree to support documentation approved by the lead of the associated department. Reconcile head count monthly;
• Prepare entries to reflect gross payroll figures by extracting the information from the payroll registers from Ceridian;
• Prepare the monthly payroll bank reconciliations;
• Review all other HR disbursements for accuracy and proper authorization;
• Prepare cash flow report ensuring the actual monthly amounts agree with the cash requirement report and that all forecasted monthly amounts agree with approved new hires, terminations, and vacancies;
• Assist Payroll Administrator in requesting funds bi-weekly;
• Provide variance analysis of payroll costs for monthly reports;
• Record disbursements of payroll companies and provide GL bank balances biweekly;
• Prepare and submit all statutory filings and remittances, such as GST, Employer Health Tax, WSIB, Payroll Summaries on a timely basis;
• Handle all incoming assessments and government statements and assist in gathering information for government audits.

Academic/Professional Requirements:

• College Diploma or Three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting;
• Additional designation and/or certification an asset.

Required Skills/Experience:

• Minimum 2 years accounting experience;
• Exposure to payroll and benefits administration practices (preferably Ceridian);
• Proficient in Excel;
• Yardi 7S exposure an asset;
• Flexible and adaptable to change.
• Good oral and written communication skills;
• Able to work independently as well as part of a team;
• Able to exercise judgment, professionalism, and maintain confidentiality at all times.


The Associate must be client focused, advocate and communicate a positive image of the company, both internally and externally. The Associate shall take accountability for decisions made and conduct oneself in a respectful and ethical manner in representing the company’s interests. The Associate shall demonstrate entrepreneurialism and behave like an “owner” in carrying out daily tasks and responsibilities; demonstrating creativity and resourcefulness in achieving desired results. The Associate is expected to be a team player and work effectively with colleagues and associates in terms of input, sharing of ideas and working to achieve common goal.

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