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Payroll Specialist in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 4/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

*Payroll Specialist - Toronto*

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

Reporting to the Manager, North American Payroll, the Payroll Administrator is responsible for all aspects of the US payroll including payroll entry, execution and reporting. The Payroll Administrator will maintain HR data in Spin Master’s HRIS systems and support the annual incentive compensation program, produce regular i.e., monthly, quarterly, or annual HR/payroll reports and adhoc reporting, and manage special projects that support Spin Master’s HR strategies.  The Payroll Administrator will partner with stakeholders i.e. finance, or accounting, acting as a key liaison to support accurate financial reporting.

  • Enter bi-weekly payroll for US employees
  • Process off cycle and additional special pay runs
  • Process manual adjustments as necessary including tax adjustments and severance payments
  • Accountable for timely and accurate payroll
  • Organize, manage, coordinate, and execute necessary administrative activity involving the maintenance and updating of personnel records deemed vital for payroll
  • Independently identify and resolve payroll errors
  • Complete bi-weekly audits on payroll
  • Prepare, reconcile, accrue, audit and fund 401K contributions
  • Identify opportunities to improve payroll process and work with ADP COS (Canada) and the HR team to implement changes
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries in a timely manner including basic technical inquiries (such as password resets)
  • Quarterly audit of paid time off accruals
  • Filing of W-2s and all other year end activities
  • Maintain and submit garnishments to third party agencies
  • Prepare and maintain GL entry upload for accounting
  • Process year-end bonus accurately through payroll
  • Shadow payroll maintenance


Job Requirements

What we can expect from you:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Ability to work under stressful situations
  • Handling of sensitive and confidential information/data
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Works well independently
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • An individual with professionalism, excellent verbal and writing skills, judgment, tact, diplomacy, insight, strong analytical ability, and well developed administrative, organizational and communication skills
  • Someone with the ability to organize and prioritize work, as well as making recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues that are consistent with standards, practices, procedures, and regulations
  • An individual with the ability to research and analyze various types of data information, system/technical proficiency, and the ability to continuously improve.


You should apply if you have the following:

  • University Degree, preferably in the area of finance or business administration
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with US payroll
  • Strong knowledge of California and New York payroll laws/legislation and experience processing payroll for both states
  • Experience with Canadian Payroll is a strong asset
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to independently research and resolve payroll related inquiries
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and handle a high volume of work
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills particularly in Excel
  • Experience in using the following systems: ADP Pay@work, ADP People@work, ADP Small Business Arm, Workday, Ceridian Dayforce
  • Strong data management and time management skills


What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.