Payroll Administrator
Syntax - Montréal, QC

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Syntax is a well-established software consulting firm with offices in Quebec, Ontario and the US Northeast. We have an opportunity in our Montreal office for a Payroll Administrator/ Assistant Controller.

Payroll Duties
1. Expense Account – Vouching, Matching, Collecting, Reclassifying, Rebilling
2. Bi-weekly Payroll input and submit
3. Journal Entries: Bi-weekly payroll allocation JE; Monthly insurance JE; Expense Report Reclassifying Entries; Salaries Reclassifications; Wage Accrual.
4. Insurance Renewals: monitor and maintain with carriers: RBC insurance, Great West, Claim Secure.
5. US payroll: maintenance using excel, and research requirements
7. Deal with day to day employee requests
8. Maintain and improve excel tracking system by employee for

  • Insurance benefits
  • Premiums collect and paid out
  • Commissions and incentives paid out

9. Initiative: eg create excel vacation tracking tools; maximize utilization of HR function of current payroll service provider; improve on filing system for Payroll items

General Accounting Duties
1. Remittance of Canadian Sales Tax – Every month on the 20th
2. Remittance of US Sales Tax – Every month on the 20thth
3. Journal Entries: Depreciation – Maintaining Fixed Asset Schedules; Prepaid Assets – Maintaining Prepaid Asset Schedules; Employees Receivable Schedule and Maintenance; Set up accruals.
4. Analysis of GL Accounts on a special request basis

Knowledge Required:
1. Payroll experience
2. Insurance – Concept of Taxable Benefits
3. Remittance of DAS, Quebec & Ontario
4. Optional – US Payroll Reporting
5. Year End Payroll Processing for Canadian Company and US Company
6. Intermediate knowledge of Excel 2003


  • Required: Bachelors of Finance, Major in Accounting
  • Preferable: CGA Entry Level Position

- Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident status. Sorry, no visa sponsorships available.
- Bilingual in English and French.

Forward resume highlighting details of relevant experience, reference # 9100-1i