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Payroll Specialist

Company: Sun Life Financial
Location: Hartford
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you'll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description:

As the Payroll Accounting Analyst, North America, you will be responsible to ensure our payroll and accounting processes are handled effectively and efficiently. You are responsible for ensuring that best practices are followed for Payroll Accounting processing coordinated by internal Payroll staff through external providers and payment to all North America based employees.

What will you do?

* Daily review of key Info Types updated by HR Service Centre in GlobalView; provide feedback to Leaders regarding audit results, trends etc.

* Accurately process all tasks related to the bi-weekly pay and ensure all steps are completed accurately and on time

* Produce accurate reports for Human Resources (HR), Finance, Benefits, Pension, Compensation team(s)

* Process tax remittances requests to Corp Taxation, tax notices in Smart Compliance

* Reconcile HR Accounts bi-weekly and monthly, analyze discrepancies taking action to correct as required

* Process accounting entries and deposit benefits cheques

* Handle questions regarding tax slips, pay deductions including taxation on bonus etc.

* Monitor and implement new legislative changes in partnership with our payroll provider to ensure our payroll system and processes are accurate and compliant

* Participate in maintaining payroll system configuration changes, test and validate integration changes, year-end project planning

* Take ownership and coordinate updates to process documentation. Identify training gaps and process improvements

* Administer and support accounting practices for our payroll

* Handle miscellaneous projects and additional work as required

* Participate in daily huddles

* Develop and maintain excellent relationships with strategic business partners and external providers

What do you need to succeed?

* Excellent knowledge of Payroll processes

* Experience with North America Payroll processes (Canada, US)

* Experience with payroll year end processes (Canada, US)

* Experience with ADP GlobalView

* Experience in Payroll accounting (general ledger entries, reconciliations, Oracle)

* Strong issue resolution skills

* Intermediate to high proficiency of Excel

* Detailed oriented, organized with an ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast paced environment

* Have Payroll Certification ( CPA or APA) as an asset

What's in it for you?

* 15 days vacation per year

* Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family

* Wellness programs that support the three pillars of your health - mental, physical and financial

* Fitness and wellness programs that help you balance work and life and enjoy a healthier lifestyle

The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to thebrightside@sunlife.com.

At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.

Sun Life is committed to the health and safety of all those in our workplaces and our communities. In accordance with Sun Life's Vaccination Policy (Canada):

* Employees permitted to work remotely are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend a Sun Life office, Financial Centre or offsite location where activity related to Sun Life business occurs.

* Employees whose job duties require them to attend a Sun Life office, Financial Centre or offsite location for Sun Life business must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 effective May 1st.

* Employees whose regular workplace is a Financial Centre and SLFD field leaders must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in Sun Life's Rapid Screening Program to attend a Financial Centre or an offsite event.

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range:

37,600/37 600 - 61,500/61 500

Job Category:

Human Resources

Posting End Date:


Keywords: Sun Life Financial, Hartford , Payroll Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Hartford, Connecticut

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