WildBrain

US Payroll Administrator

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/25/2022 9:12 AM)
Job ID
2022-5310

Overview

Location: Toronto (currently remote, eventually hybrid)

Department: Human Resources (Talent)

Start date: June 2022

 

Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

WildBrain is made up of a team of innovators and creators who bring industry-leading kids’ content and brands to families globally. We inspire imagination, put creativity first, and believe in the power of storytelling. We are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in.

To work at WildBrain means you get to create stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!

 

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Payroll and Benefits; the US Payroll Administrator will process bi-weekly US payroll including preparing standard payroll reports, reconciliations, and maintaining adequate employee back-up documentation for audit purposes. As a member of the Talent Operations team, the US Payroll Administrator will work collaboratively with other team members to respond to employee inquiries, investigate, and resolve employee pay-related issues in a timely manner. The Payroll Administrator will also reconcile and manage year-end data including W-2 forms.

Responsibilities

What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for the processing of biweekly US payroll and US benefit deductions using UKG software (formerly UltiPro)
  • Review and verify data to ensure accuracy and compliance with legal and statutory requirements, employment agreements, payroll policies and procedures
  • Process expense reimbursements and current/retro payments for salary/rate changes as required
  • Validate that US benefit deductions, taxes, and adjustments are correctly processed, and calculate manual gross-to-net payments when necessary
  • Reconcile group benefit deductions and 401(k) contributions against provider enrolment and participation records
  • Respond to queries from employees
  • Contact payroll provider for any related issues with pay as needed
  • Create new hire files and manage filing for documents received in payroll
  • Process W-2s and all related year-end activities

Qualifications

What You'll Bring:

  • Proven experience managing US Payroll
  • Solid expertise with online payroll management systems is required; UKG (formerly UltiPro) payroll experience is preferred
  • Thorough understanding of US payroll laws and regulations, particularly state laws in New York and California, group benefits programs and their payroll application
  • Strong background in Canadian payroll would be an asset
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is required
  • Impeccable accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (listening, verbal and written)
  • "Can-do" attitude, strong client/customer service orientation
  • Highly effective organizational skills, combined with the ability to multitask and prioritize on a daily and weekly basis to meet set and changing deadlines
  • High degree of business and personal sensitivity, utmost discretion and confidentiality
  • Strong problem-solving skills

What We Offer

Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous RRSP matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it! #WBSJ

 

Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.

 

We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

 

About WildBrain:

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!

 

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