• Payroll Specialist - Contract Role

    Job Locations CA-ON-Mississauga
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  • Why work for Lafarge?

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    This will be for a 6 month contract to start, with a very high probability of going full time permanent.


    Responsibilities (key duties, scope of position, goals, expectations, skill requirements, travel requirements)


    End to end payroll processing, including:

    • Hands-on execution of the regular pay cycle for multi-union, multi-frequency, US/Canadian employees (salaried and hourly) in SAP.
    • Off-cycle/on-demand payroll processing and payments.
    • Strong understanding of Payroll accounting, including reconciliation and validation of SAP and ADP postings of payroll to general ledger
    • Prepare SAP payroll reports, conduct analysis of variances and reconciliations
    • Maintain and manage Third Party Sick pay
    • Employment tax analysis and reconciliation prior to transmission to external tax service provider(s)
    • SAP Payroll-related Master Data maintenance.
    • Union reporting


    Process documentation, including:

    • Ensure all processes are documented and updated regularly
    • Participate in processes/procedures improvement for the payroll department and Continuous Process Improvement
    • Contribute to internal control and governance enhancements


    Relationship management

    • Communicate and resolve issues with external employment tax agencies (US/Canada)
    • Coordinate with other Shared Service teams to deliver seamless service to customers Liaise with other Shared Service teams to investigate and resolve issues
    • Provide excellent customer service support
    • Strong performer and solid contributorto the Payroll team
    • Ensure compliance with all Health and Safety policies and initiatives.


    Position Dimensions (ex. communication skills, planning, teamwork, technical knowledge, leadership, initiative)

    • Strong technical and functional knowledge of Canadian/US Payroll concepts and legislation.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team setting and make solid contributions
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Able to work independently, meet deadlines, prioritize work and effectively manage diverse resourcing requirements
    • Strong business analysis skills – Able to analyze internal customer needs and propose/implement viable solutions.


    • University education or equivalent
    • APA/CPA certification preferred
    • Minimum of three (3) years hands-on payroll processing experience
    • Knowledge of SAP HCM & Payroll an asset
    • Multi-System Payroll experience preferred
    • Proficient in MS Office, with at least intermediate MS Excel


    Why work for us?


    Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

    We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.


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