Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Come and work for a talented team providing great service to our employees! We are looking for an experienced Payroll & Benefits Specialist to join our Support Center team in Winnipeg. The purpose of this position is to ensure that all employees have a very positive experience with their pay and benefits through a responsive, discreet, empathetic and personalized service.

This position comes with a competitive base salary and annual incentive program, employee purchase program, comprehensive benefits and group RRSP program. We are also committed to your growth and development and provide ongoing training opportunities.

Enns Brothers has been in business for over 60 years, and has 9 locations in the province with 360 employees. Our employees have worked hard to build a reputation for reliability, integrity and community support. We are very community-minded and have held employee events to raise money for local and national charities.

Key Accountabilities

Payroll Processing:
– Responsible for full-cycle payroll processing (hourly, salary, commission, incentives) bi-weekly, for 350+ employees in MB and ON.
– Employee life-cycle: set up new employees in the payroll system, coordinate onboarding process with other departments, maintain employee information and files; process exits and resignations, coordinate offboarding process with other departments, process ROE.
– Calculate and process retro payments, adjustments, garnishments, regular wage increases, incentives and bonuses and manual cheques.
– Self-audit every payroll. Identify and rectify errors quickly and transparently.
– Manage government remittances and reconciliation.
– Prepare journal entries and adjustments, balance payroll-related GL Accounts.
– Prepare documents to support the budgeting and audit processes.
– Prepare regular and ad hoc reports for internal use and external compliance.
– Perform all year-end tasks, including preparation of T4s.

– Employee benefit life-cycle management: enrolment and explanation of benefits, updating beneficiaries and personal information, discontinuation/transfer of benefits on exit from the company.
– Assist employees with claims, benefit provider issues, coverage questions.
– Assist with communication and roll out of new benefits/plans.
– Administer and coordinate WCB and disability claims and oversee the Return to Work Process.
– Assist with the implementation of health and wellness initiatives.

– Writes policy, procedures and training material related to payroll and benefits, trains managers and employees on using the payroll system effectively.
– Works with vendors and HR Director to identify and implement enhancements to benefits and processes.
– Keep current with common Human Resources practices, legislation and contributes ideas to improve the attraction, retention and satisfaction of employees.
– Works together with the rest of the HR team on initiatives with broad impact to the organization.

Required Skills:
3-5 years experience in processing payroll for 250+ individuals
Experience with computerized payroll systems is required. Familiarity with ADP WFN is a significant asset
Strong communicator in writing and interpersonal communication
Well-developed understanding of privacy legislation, confidentiality and discretion
Familiar with the employment legislation
Ability to professionally handle sensitive and confidential information

Required Experience:
Canadian Payroll Association, Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification is required
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office desktop application skills, especially Excel
An Admin Diploma or similar post-secondary would be an asset
An interest in achieving the CPHR designation is an asset

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