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Lead Payroll Specialist Toronto, Canada

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Lead Payroll Specialist Description

Job #: 74159
EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


EPAM is looking to add a Lead Payroll Specialist to join our team in Canada. This role will play an integral part in helping to create a great workplace experience emphasized by EPAM’s core values and behaviours. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing exceptional customer service to our employees which enhances the culture and their engagement. As well, thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment and working in a global team.

Reporting to the Canada People Lead, the Lead Payroll Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of employee payroll data, tax audits, and invoice reconciliation. The ideal candidate must maintain a professional and friendly demeanor in all interactions with clients, both internal and external.

This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to take their knowledge and experience to the next level in a fast-paced global company.

Req. #298900503

What You’ll Do

  • Enters maintains and processes information in the payroll system; information may include employees’ hourly rates, salaries, commissions, bonuses or other compensation, time worked, paid leave and holidays, deductions and withholding and other information
  • Enter, calculate, and verify timesheets for hourly employees, including overtime calculations
  • Support audit requests by providing data and supporting documentation as required for audit
  • Escalates or transfers client issues to the appropriate department as necessary
  • Assist with timely handling of payroll inquiries and escalates as needed to Payroll Manager and/or other People (HR) Team
  • Ensures proper processing of payroll deductions for taxes, benefits, and other deductions
  • Issues or reissues, physical or replacement cheques, or direct deposits due to payroll errors or final discharge
  • Answers frequently asked questions from employees relative to standard policies & processes; refers more complex questions to appropriate senior-level Payroll or People management
  • Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of payroll files and records
  • Ability to perform focused work with strong attention to detail
  • Provides clerical support to the People team
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • 3 years of full-cycle payroll experience required
  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required; post-secondary education would be desired
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with strong problem-solving skills. The ability to prioritize competing demands and work within SLAs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Working knowledge of Canadian payroll legislations and regulations
  • ADP WorkForce Now experience is preferred but not required
  • Passionate about teamwork with attention to details and critical thinking skills
  • Self-starter and responsive with a customer service approach
  • Preferred experience in a global organization

What We Offer

  • Extended Healthcare with Prescription Drugs, Dental and Vision Insurance (Company Paid)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program (Company Paid)
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with company match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Discounts

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