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Payroll Manager



Company Information

We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at stantec.com or find us on social media.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Manager (Canada), based in our Edmonton, AB office. The Payroll Manger (Canada) is a member of our Canadian Finance Services team and will report directly to the Director of Payroll for Canada.

This position will be responsible for the operations of the Canadian payroll department while demonstrating leadership in the commitment to service excellence. Ensuring complete compliance of all legislative requirements and ensures the accuracy of all payroll calculations and the timelines are adhered to on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or annual basis.


  • Manage the completion of the daily duties of the payroll team along with the completion of the bi-weekly payroll, including accounting, journal entries and reconciliations. Ensure accurate account balances and compliance with all company policies.
  • Ensure compliance to all employment legislation and regulatory guidelines such as: EHT, CPP, EI, Income Tax, pension & benefit contributions, etc.
  • Supervise the completion of payroll related documents and reports bi-weekly controls.
  • Provide management reporting on key statistics generated from the payroll data.
  • Analyze, summarize, and implement process changes; work with the key stakeholders to ensure the provision of information technologies and other infrastructure department needs are met.
  • Establish appropriate controls to ensure compliance with payroll processes, company policy, and legislative requirements including developing payroll guidelines and processes, ensuring accurate and efficient administration of programs.
  • Guide and coach a team of payroll administrators and payroll analysts by anticipating resources needs, identifying opportunities for efficiency, improvement, and accuracy as well as inspiring teamwork, superb customer service and sustainable change.
  • Manage the year-end reconciliation processes including: Government reporting, preparation of annual returns, and production and distribution of tax forms.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors while providing direction and guidance to the payroll staff in collecting, validating and troubleshooting inquiries from the various WCB Boards, CRA, Revenue Quebec, and the Ontario Ministry of Finance, etc.
  • Liaise with internal business partners and with external agencies; develop and maintain methods of communicating payroll information to team members.
  • Ensure that all payroll information, files, and records are maintained in accordance with corporate policies and local statutes.


  • CPM designation with the Canadian Payroll Association.
  • Accounting Finance background an asset.
  • Bilingual is an asset.
  • Minimum 10 years’ recent experience with a non-integrated payroll system.
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory or manager experience.
  • Extensive working knowledge of payroll and financial information systems.
  • Ability to analyze data and provide recommended solutions.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office products including Advanced Excel and Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expertise in Oracle products, HRMS, Payroll and Oracle Time and Labor


  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, mentor, team building, and support staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, public relations, organizational, multitasking, work prioritization, research and problem solving skills with minimal supervision.
  • Thorough working knowledge of payroll and accounting processes, and legislative regulatory frameworks. eg. Statutory holiday pay, payroll deductions, pensions, Revenue Canada, and Service Canada, to name a few.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and judgement when handling confidential, sensitive, and/or controversial information.
  • Demonstrated thorough written communication with the ability to verbally communicate information and ideas in a manner that can be understood by others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and/or peak period workloads that will extend beyond the normal workday. Occasional weekend work will be required.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact effectively and courteously with all levels of staff and key stakeholders.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills to develop and present reports and proposals.

Contact Information

Posting Date: 11-May-2017OtherAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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