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Payroll Specialist (12 month contract)


Competitive hourly rate
Toronto, ON, Canada

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood with additional offices located in Aurora, Illinois and Ann Arbor, Michigan. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Store’s across the country.  

About the role

The Payroll Specialist will manage all aspects of the semi-monthly payroll process, while maintaining updates to ADP, along with providing administrative support for changes in the employee lifecycle. 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. 

Additional responsibilities include:  
  • 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 timecard entries 
  • Perform payroll reporting/audits for every payroll cycle
  • 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 
  • Partner closely with cross functional teams within the organization
  • Review existing and new leave of absence cases to ensure proper deductions and calculations are completed

About you

  • This is a 12 month contract opportunity
  • 3+ years of payroll administration experience required (ADP highly preferred) 
  • HRIS experience desired, ideally Workday
  • Experience working with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • 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 


At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter. 

Financial benefits: 
  • Dyson Matching RSP contributions 
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts 

Lifestyle benefits: 
  • Competitive Paid Time Off including Floater Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time 
  • Generous Maternity Leave Program 
  • Employee Assistance Program 

Health benefits: 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage Options 

Dyson 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. Contact us at for more information. Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.#LI-DYSON

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.