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LOCATION: Ajax SALARY: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 TERM: Permanent

Durham Recruiting is looking for an experienced Payroll & Benefits Specialist with working experience in ADP Workforce. We are looking for a true payroll candidate that is comfortable with a Bi-Weekly run of approx. 350 people (union, non-union and salaried). Our client in Ajax is looking for someone who loves working with the employees to help them through their questions / issues and someone who also doesn’t mind doing administrative / HR Generalist tasks as well as payroll does not take the full 2 weeks to process.

What Stood Out For Us:

Our client in West Durham is one of Durham’s large manufacturing employers and have been able to diversify over the years in order to stabilize, grow and sustain their growth. They are at a point now where there are stabilizing after a busy year of growth.

Why Choose Our Client:

  • Monday – Friday 8am to 4:30 – some OT as necessary
  • Clean, Friendly and modern work environment /office
  • Excellent Benefits and RRSP program
  • $60-$65 Annual Salary based on experience
  • Vacation will be dependent on experience
  • Room to grow you knowledge in that you will be assisting the HR Manager on projects
  • Autonomy to work independently – must have the ability to plan day and run week with self-made timelines in place

The Role:

  • In a nutshell you will be responsible for all thing’s payroll including processing all payroll for all the types of employees, employee’s enquiries and assisting the HR Manager with their day to day duties such as H&S, onboarding, employee initiatives and deliverables.
  • Maintaining data integrity of payroll system
  • Identify, investigate and corrects discrepancies – performs manual calculations for verify payroll
  • Remittances, journal entries, deductions, dues and reconciliations are kept up to date as per legal requirements
  • Dealing with Government Agencies
  • Support T4, T4A, EHT, WSIB Reporting and Audits throughout the year, completed all year end reporting
  • Prepare benefits statements/pension remittances on a monthly basis

What We Need From You:

  • We are looking for an organized, attention to detail and passionate person about numbers to their core
  • We are also looking for a ‘people person’ in that your day will not consist of just numbers, there will be interaction with the employee’s that at time will require empathy and discretion
  • 5+ years working with ADP – ADP Workforce preferred
  • Must have excellent knowledge of ADP, be willing to create a phenomenal relationship with their ADP Rep, be willing to call when there are issues and a willingness to fix the application if it can be set up differently or ‘bug’s fixed ** This is not a ‘press a button role’
  • Ability to handle deadlines and work through work stress
  • Thorough and current knowledge of payroll function, employment processes, ESA requirements, Revenue Canada regulations and accounting principles
  • Must have advanced Excel skills – must be able to run Macros, reports, build and manipulate data
  • Schooling or a PCP designation is preferred

We here at Durham Recruiting would like to thank all that apply but only those chosen for a phone interview will be contacted. Please note that every resume that comes into Durham Recruiting will be reviewed and considered for this role or any of the roles we currently have open. If you would like to follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn, we post our open roles every Monday. A complete list can also be found on our website at

Diane Kellow

Durham Recruiting


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