Analyst Payroll Operations & Compliance (24 month Contract)

Requisition ID:  179563 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Payroll Services East 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Contract


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia; Québec  

City: Stellarton, Montreal

Location: King St. Office, Foord St. Office, Bureau de Montréal-Nord 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.

Ready to Make an impact?


Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have a 24 month term opportunity for an Analyst, Payroll Operations & Compliance to join our HR Shared Services and Payroll team based out of our office in Stellarton, NS or Montreal, QC

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:


•    Process multiple biweekly payrolls and monthly retiree payroll
•    Process off-cycle payroll deposits or cheque requests
•    Reconcile, remit, and report on all payroll liabilities including but not limited to CRA, RQ, WCB (all provinces), EHT, MB Health Tax, NL Health Tax, Group Benefits, Pension, Garnishments, Union Dues, Union Benefits and Party Funds)
•    Reconcile and report on vacation liability account
•    Prepare key performance indicator reports
•    Prepare period end working papers for all payroll liability accounts
•    Prepare journal entries
•    Reconcile banking accounts
•    Issue Cost Center Owner Reports and respond to inquiries
•    Analyze complex Payroll issues
•    Respond to Regional Human Resource and Finance inquiries
•    Improve business efficiency and identify areas for process improvement
•    Prepare and execute year end activities (including producing and reconciling T4s, T4As, RL-1s and annual returns for WCB including all provinces, EHT, NL Health Tax and MB Health Tax)
•    Process annual bonus payments
•    Process Record of Employment (ROE’s) in accordance with Service Canada requirements



What you have to offer:


•    5+ years Payroll Experience
•    Undergraduate in Accounting/Business or relevant work experience
•    Knowledge of Ceridian Dayforce required and SAP HR/Payroll considered an asset
•    Previous experience with payroll implementation projects considered an asset
•    Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making ability
•    Bilingual – English and French strongly preferred
•    PCP or PLP certification preferred
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office

The candidate will be expected to work with peers in other provinces in the development and implementation of tools and processes across Canada, as well as provide support to Sobeys employees across Canada


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application. Please take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.


Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as: 

•     Growing organization 
•     Competitive salary 
•     Ongoing Training & Development 
•     Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers) 

#LI-Hybrid #LI-NJ1


We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


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We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.