Payroll Specialist

Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit - Banff, AB

What will be your daily pursuit?:
Preparing and processing payroll details for multiple Pursuit lines of business
What perks can you expect?:
Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe
Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location
The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends
Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations
Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks
What will you do in this job?:
Process high volume timekeeping information and biweekly payroll for hourly and salaried employees. Primary emphasis will be on Canada time & attendance.
Manage workload to process payrolls in a timely manner and with accuracy.
Prepare special payments, payroll deductions, standard pay and other calculations ensuring compliance with company policies, federal and/or state and provincial regulations.
Assist location-based accountants, payroll assistants and time managers with questions, concerns or requests regarding payroll.
Reconcile payroll and validate confirmed reports prior to submitting payroll for closing and dispersing.
Understand proper taxation of all employee payments including employer-paid benefits.
Review payroll documents for compliance with policies and procedures.
Verify accuracy of data entry and computations of withholding tax, deductions, and overtime compensation.
Identify, research, and resolve payroll related discrepancies.
Stay current on regulatory, legal and other payroll developments to foresee and/or address payroll initiatives and issues.
Process off-cycle check payments according to company policy and legal regulations.
Prepare employee payroll-related documentation for scanning or filing. Ensure records are maintained according to record retention requirements.
Prepare stop payments, void checks, direct deposit reversals and overpayment collections in accordance with company and legal regulations
Complete journal entry and reconciliation tasks as needed.
What skills and experience do you need for this job?:
An Associate’s Degree in Accounting is desirable.
A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in payroll processing is required.
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) preferred.
Experience working with ADP Workforce Now and eTime experience strongly preferred.
Experience in both US and Canadian payroll processing is required.
Experience with year-end and Canadian ROE processing desired.
MS Office and fundamental computer skills required.
Experience across various industries such as seasonal hospitality – hotel, resort, travel is preferred.
Experience working with multiple locations preferred.
Experience working in a publicly traded company preferred.
Accounting experience to include journal entries and reconciliations preferred.
What you'll bring to the team
Strong “can-do,” attitude with willingness to be flexible and adaptable.
Ability to make decisions, solve problems and exercise good judgment.
Strong commitment to building positive working relationships.
Willingness to work with a geographically dispersed team in a seasonal environment.
Resourceful, with a curiosity to solve problems and create new solutions.
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Sense of urgency to complete job duties accurately and in a timely manner.
Sense of humor and ability to ‘let things roll’ when the unexpected happens.
Solid written and verbal communication skills.
Hospitality and service-focused mindset including the need to work successfully with both internal and external partners.
Strong sense of prioritization and focus to complete tasks.
What will your work environment be like?:
High-energy, collaborative office environment in a beautiful National Park setting
Events, activities, team fun planned regularly
Opportunity to learn and develop career skills to fit your goals
Must have moderate physical abilities to lift up to 50 lbs with assistance
Must have mental and psychological ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
Must be flexible enough to work – at times – outside normal business hours
This list describes at a high level what this job requires, but no job description can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. Pursuit reserves the right to adjust, reduce, add, or change job tasks as needed for the success of the business.
To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Banff or Jasper, AB Canada and current, legal ability to work in Canada is required.