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Payroll Specialist-Fixed Term Contract


Compensation will be competitive based upon experience and credentials.
Toronto - Canada


The Payroll Specialist will manage all aspects of the biweekly payroll process, while maintaining updates to ADP, along with providing administrative support for changes in the employee lifecycle and benefit administration. This role is crucial to support our HR team and employees in navigating a successful payroll process, overall compliance and regulation maintenance, and streamlining and improving workflows to better the employee experience. 


  • Oversee journal entries and month-end activities related to payroll
  • Work with Accounts Payable to set up employees as vendors to pay their expenses
  • Review and approve time card entries
  • Perform payroll reporting/audits
  • Administer payroll changes/adjustment calculations
  • Document, communicate, and process wage garnishments
  • Coordinate with internal partners to ensure all deductions are processed accurately including expense payments
  • Own and maintain payroll files ensuring registers & reports are readily accessible for auditors and business leaders, as well as ensure proper compliance
  • Create documentation outlining current processes for HR transparency and for process improvement

Benefits Administration
  • Ensure entry of all new employees and removal of terminated employee benefits forms into/from the appropriate system for each benefit provider
  • Answer all employee benefit inquiries
  • Seek opportunities and recommend employee communication methods
  • Track and report on usage of fitness reimbursement
  • Communicate and support employees on leave, to provide all necessary information
  • Coordinate meetings with benefit brokers/providers for regular reviews & improvements, including updates on employee leaves or status updates

HR Administration
  • Enter all new hires and employee changes including promotions, transfers, salary changes into People (HCM) and ADP systems
  • Create and administer all “change” letters including transfers, promotions, salary change, acting assignment, etc
  • Ensure paperwork is filed in electronic employee files
  • Manage employee vacation entitlements and carry-over
  • Ad hoc reporting from ADP and/or People and assist in project work as requested


  • 3 - 5 years of payroll administration experience required (ADP experience preferred)
  • 1-2 years HRIS experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience– must display good business acumen /relevant experience
  • Proactive attitude; should be driven to enhance and find ways to improve processes
  • Accountability and ability to drive projects from concept through implementation,  analyzing results, and problem solving difficult roadblocks
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Sense of urgency and discreteness, working with sensitive data
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task
  • Experience with MS Office – including excellent Excel / PowerPoint skills


Dyson Canada monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, vacation and retirement savings contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy profit-related bonuses, life insurance, and family health and dental benefits. But financial incentives are just one of the rewards of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular coaching and learning. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our creative engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.
Dyson Canada is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. If requested, we will provide reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities.