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Sr. Payroll Specialist

Req id:  34929

Waterloo, ON, CA Virtual, CA



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



The Opportunity  #LI-REMOTE


The Sr. Payroll Specialist is responsible for the timely and accurate processing of payroll for entities within OpenText.  The Sr. Payroll Specialist will be responsible for payroll tasks for our Canadian employees, including the data input, related audits/edits of that data, relevant reporting, and interacting with other payroll team members. 


This position is accountable for providing a high level of customer service to all Payroll stakeholders, including but not limited to employees, Human Resources, Finance, and other Payroll team members with a focus on confidentiality. This position requires strong interpersonal skills and initiative as well as excellent working knowledge of payroll practices.




You Are Great At


  • Ensure process payments to Canadian employees are within strict deadlines.
  • Operating within a Managed Services delivery model with ADP, liaise with Payroll provider (ADP GlobalView), Human Resources, Variable Compensation and Finance throughout the pay process.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Audit the information that interfaces from the HR system for accuracy.
  • Verification and reconciliation of each payroll run and resolve discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Ensure that all necessary government filings and remittances relative to payroll are made in a timely manner including but not limited to garnishments, tax slips and taxes.
  • Calculation of manual cheques when required.
  • Complete Year-End Process and file all applicable tax year-end filings.
  • Identify and process taxable benefits.
  • Deal with requests and correspondence promptly and efficiently.
  • Assist employees with payroll requests and questions in a timely manner.
  • Administration of Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP) and Stock Options as related to payroll.
  • Applicable year-end reporting of ESPP and Stock Options.
  • Pension remittances and reporting.
  • Provide Finance with GL details and assist in reconciliations and research.
  • Stay abreast of legislative changes and compliance issues.




What It Takes


  • Minimum of 4+ years’ experience in Canadian Payroll, with an international company with multiple legal entities (e.g. US entities operating in a number of US states/local jurisdictions)
  • Experience with outsourced payroll packages (ADP Globalview, Streamline, Celergo, etc.) required
  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM
  • Microsoft Office
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as a co-operative team member
  • Organized with an ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while working towards strict deadlines
  • Strong issue resolution skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (English). Additional language would be an asset
  • Proactive with the ability to take initiative
  • Can work independently or as a co-operative team member
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Second Language skill considered an asset
  • Profession certification / membership in the Canadian Payroll Association is a strong preference.



Work Location:  This position is eligible to be based out of our Waterloo, ON office or for a virtual work arrangement.



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Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

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With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

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Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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