Workday Payroll Administrator

Job Specification

Focus Cloud are recruiting for a Junior Workday Business Analyst for an exciting company in Toronto

A great opportunity for someone to be the Workday Payroll Administrator for an internal Workday HCM team

LOCATION: Toronto, Canada

POSITION: Workday Payroll Administrator

SALARY:  C$55,000

The Payroll Administrator will work as part of the payroll team to be responsible for the accurate and timely processing of payroll, maintenance of employee files as well as performing various clerical and accounting tasks. You will be responsible for processing Payroll for all employees in the US (not Canada)


Job Duties:

  • Assist Payroll team in processing multi-frequency and multi-state payrolls for approximately 7000 salaried, hourly and unionized employees. Process all regular, commission, bonuses and other special payments in a timely and accurate manner
  • Payroll Processing for US employees is essential
  • Payroll data entry; vacation pay outs, allowances, increases, retro-active adjustments, verifying and inputting taxable benefits, setting up garnishments, other deductions and preparing ROE’s as required
  • Audit payroll registers prior to transmission
  • Process payroll using Workday Payroll, cross train and act as backup for other team members
  • Distribute paystubs, receive and file payroll registers, remit garnishments
  • Import data from time and attendance program (Agile); review data for accuracy and completeness and trouble shoot errors
  • Set up and maintain new hires and terminations in payroll and time & attendance software
  • Update electronic employee records and file payroll information in employee files; scan and electronically file historical payroll registers and prepare physical copies for archiving
  • Reconcile payroll tax accounts
  • Respond to employee and government agency inquiries in regards to payroll
  • Assist in the preparation of month end journal entries for payroll, review and reconcile data for accuracy
  • Generate reports as required
  • Adhere to all procedures and policies, payroll regulations, legislation and standards



  • Minimum 4-5 year full cycle experience with a high volume payroll of 1000+ employees
  • PCP certification or college diploma in related field
  • Experience with Workday Payroll preferred or another Payroll system
  • Able to maintain confidential information; deal with people sensitively and professionally at all times
  • Excellent attention to detail, data entry, time management and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proactive and strong team work approach, good interpersonal skills
  • Successful completion of criminal and financial background check
  • Demonstrated knowledge of payroll and payroll tax laws required and ability to stay current on legislation changes
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Workday HCM