Client Payroll Specialist – Payworks Inc. – Winnipeg, MB

Payworks is a leading workforce management solutions provider and multi-year winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. We are proud to be Canadian owned and operated, committed to developing world-class products and providing a progressive workplace culture. With clients of all sizes and more than 300 employees, we currently have an exciting opportunity on our service team for the right candidate. Because when it comes to great people, there’s always room for one more.


The Client Payroll Specialist is the primary contact for clients requiring an outsourced payroll solution. Working with a dedicated portfolio, the Client Payroll Specialist will accurately and securely process payroll on behalf of Payworks clients within set timelines and provide dedicated service and support to client enquiries. The Client Payroll Specialist will also manage additional Payworks modules within the client’s portfolio such as HR and Employee Time Management solutions. A strong background working in a HR or Payroll Department is required, with a passion for helping people, and thriving in a high-pace, team environment.

+ Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plan.

+ Excellent pension plan with employer contributions.

+ Community-minded culture – Receive two paid days off to volunteer and lots of opportunity to “Pay it Forward”.

+ Flexible working hours and no dress code.

+ Free parking and employee gym onsite including regularly scheduled fitness classes.

+ Cool perks – Annual Wellness Subsidy, Costco Membership, Parental Leave Benefits, Flex Time and more!

+ Follow us on Twitter to see why our employees and clients choose @PayworksInc.


+ Build client relationships – Payworks takes pride in delivering superior client service to businesses across Canada, you will provide advice regarding payroll legislation, Payworks’ products, services, and policies and assist with solving complex payroll problems. You will primarily build relationships with HR/Finance Managers, and Payroll contacts.

+ Manage and process client payroll – You will manage the processing activities and payment schedules for multiple client accounts with keen attention to detail, security, and data integrity to ensure all employees are paid correctly and on time. You will be responsible for the payroll lifecycle from setting up new employees and managing time off requests and absences to processing terminations/final pay, and completion of ROEs.

+ Enhance client knowledge – You will provide client education on best practices for payroll and reporting functionality, ensuring satisfaction and comfort with the use of Payworks’ products. Provide assistance and documentation to complete any necessary annual returns for remittances, and report earnings if required. Manage the year-end process by reviewing, advising client and authorizing year-end once approved.


+ Previous experience leading the payroll function

+ PCP Certification and/or equivalent combination of education and experience, would be ideal

+ Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills.

+ Experience adapting to tight deadlines, managing client responsibilities, and sudden or frequent changes in priority in order to accomplish objectives.

+ Ability to work independently while also contributing to a (virtual) team environment.

+ Strong technical skills/savvy; experience using the Payworks application in a previous role is a strong asset.

The Client Payroll Specialist works out of the Payworks Winnipeg Office; however to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone during the pandemic, employees are currently working remotely. Capitalizing on technology in new ways has allowed us to connect as a team and continue to collaborate virtually despite being physically apart.

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