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Payroll and Human Resources Administrator

March 17 2021
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Accounting, Finance, HR, Training, Payroll, Payroll, HR support
Montreal, QC

Our client, WesternTrust, is looking for a Payroll and Human Resources Administrator. The Payroll and Human Resources Administrator will execute all payroll processes and HR administrative functions for WesternTrust's Canadian subsidiary companies. This is a remote position with opportunities for advancement and potential to make a strong, positive impact.


  • Complete all administrative and accounting functions to execute company payrolls including: gathering payroll data from operations managers, reviewing timesheets, recording vacation and holiday pay, updating compensation changes, verifying cash requirements, and recording payrolls in accounting software.
  • Auditing each payroll cycle for issues or errors and reporting findings to management.  
  • Monitor changes in HR laws and ensure basic compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Complete all administrative functions for employee hires and terminations.
  • Handle all onboarding activities for new hires including equipment setup, completing documents, basic training, and ongoing check-ins.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships across the organization.
  • Assist with company recruiting, including the creation of job postings and reviewing candidates.
  • Facilitate the creation of training materials such as operating manuals and recorded instructional videos.
  • Maintain all company HR documents such as employee manuals.
  • Generate reports for management.
  • Ad hoc duties as assigned.


  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar Accounting and Human Resources role (5+ years preferred).
  • Working knowledge of basic Canadian HR practices, regulations, and requirements in British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec.
  • Must be bilingual in English and French.
  • Strong accounting and financial skills with experience handling large amounts of data.
  • High level of creativity, motivation, and professionalism combined with the ability to think independently and take initiative to proactively solve problems.
  • Excellent project management skills, organization skills, and time management skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organizational, and follow-through skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient technology and computer literacy skills.

Compensation: $25-$35/hr based on qualifications with bonus eligibility. network