Canada Payroll Specialist- Escazu, Costa Rica- Hybrid

Our fast-growing team in Costa Rica are looking for an experienced Canadian Payroll Specialist for a SAAS based provider of global payroll.

The position requires experience in Canadian multi-providence payroll that includes a working knowledge of taxes, reciprocity agreements and local taxation. The person in this position will ensure the accuracy of payroll and payroll-related information for internal & SSAE 16 audits, in addition to processing payrolls in accordance with all established statutory requirements and internal processes.

Daily Duties and Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Ability to reconcile pre-processing reports to ensure accuracy of information prior to processing payroll.
  • Research discrepancies of payroll information and/or documentation to ensure accuracy and adherence to procedures prior to processing.
  • Maintains payroll information, files and records to provide up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance.
  • Analyze payroll related information to ensure accurate distribution of funds and payroll.
  • Knowledge of Canadian forms such as TD1, PD1, ROE’s, PDOC. Year-end forms - T4, RL1,  T2200
  • Knowledge of processing Canadian Payrolls 
  • Assist in the validation of payroll requirements to ensure that sufficient information is provided by the client to enable set-up and configuration are completed successfully
  • Partner with Transition Consultants to ensure successful knowledge transfers are completed between Project Delivery to Operations
  • Support any parallel runs if testing is needed on a new requirement
  • Support the Software Release process by validating that new features have been accurately developed

Attributes and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any related course or High School Diploma
  • With at least 3 to 5 years’ experience in Canadian payroll processing
  • Knowledge of multi-state payroll rules and processing.
  • Strong communication, collaboration and time management
  • Assertive action and decision making skills.
  • Self advancement skills to develop own effectiveness
  • Multi-lingual skills preferred but not required: English with Spanish 
  • US and Latin America payroll experience preferred but not required
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preferred but not required

Package and Benefits:

  • Competitive annual salary and benefits package
  • 15 vacation days plus public holidays
  • Birthday leave
  • Flexible remote working
  • Private Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
Please submit your CV in English