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Payroll Specialist (US - Senior)

Payroll Specialist (US - Senior)

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Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Financial Control
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a US Senior Payroll Specialist to join our team in Oakville, Ontario. Working in the payroll office of the shared services area, you will work with the US Shared Services payroll teams for the full payroll cycle by analyzing, verifying and preparing data for payroll, timesheets, general ledger information and interfaces between systems.


Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and process international payroll for inpatriate/expatriate employees
  • Collaborate with tax, human resources and host country payroll
  • Check employees tax setup for accuracy
  • Review general ledger and reconcile payroll accounts including biweekly salary clearing, other ad hoc spreadsheets and analysis using Excel
  • Assess and register for tax accounts and handle issues with IRS and various states
  • Assist during payroll processing cycle, month-end and year-end to meet deadlines
  • Provide information to employees on payroll matters, benefit plans, and timesheet issues
  • Vacation backup to other team members
  • Others tasks as assigned by manager

Skills / Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a business program with minimum APA FPC payroll certification is required. CPP certification is considered an asset
  • Must have over 5 years of  payroll experience (US payroll experience will be considered an asset)
  • Experience with ADP software- specific ADP- PCPW software a definite asset
  • Require good understanding of State/Federal tax laws
  • Ability to work across multiple payrolls and systems with accuracy and efficiency
  • Require strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to collect and analyze payroll information, problem solve, and make decisions; Ability to solve and correct pay issues and recognize issues that will affect the accuracy of employees pay
  • Organized, detailed oriented, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be team oriented, strong initiative with ability to work independently, and willingness to learn
  • Must be flexible with hours and have the ability to work additional hours when required to meet strict deadlines
  • Must live within 50 km of Oakville, Ontario
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada at time of application

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility of Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005, we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in all parts of the hiring process. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when raised with the recruiter or by e-mailing accessibilities.ON@amecfw.com


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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