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Swim Recruiting

Payroll & Benefits Administrator

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Job Description

Are you a GAMER and a Payroll and Benefits Administrator, and frustrated that you can’t combine your PASSION with your PROFESSION? Well, CONSOLE yourself, because we have the solution for you- become a Payroll and Benefits Administrator with a Video Game Company! The company makes great games and treats its employees super well.

Who- The Company:

Our client is a successful multi-national game company that is values-based and that has a long-term vision. The organization has a dynamic, people-first, fun-loving, fast-paced, and collaborative work environment. SWIM will be happy to share more insight into the company’s culture, values, and leadership.

What- the Role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join this exciting and growing company! The Director of Finance is hiring for a new Payroll & Benefits Administrator.

This is a diverse role involving processing a bi-weekly multi-provincial payroll, preparing ROEs, creating payroll reports, enrolling new employees on the payroll and the benefits plan, answering employee questions regarding benefits, administering the company’s RRSP matching program, etc. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and working closely with colleagues in accounting and human resources. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description. 

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking someone who aligns well with the culture and values of Phoenix Labs and who has the potential to develop in their career as the company grows (within payroll, or perhaps within other areas like accounting or human resources). Ideally, candidates will have worked in the gaming industry (or something similar, like a visual effect company or animation studio) or, if not, candidates will be interested in video games!

Education- Qualified candidates will have at least 2 years of full-cycle payroll work experience, and ideally 3 to 6 years. Serious pursuit of PCP (Payroll Compliance Practitioner) designation is highly preferred, and the employee can achieve their necessary PCP work experience in this role.

Systems- Candidates must have hands-on experience using a payroll system and strong intermediate-level Excel skills (v look-ups, pivot tables, etc.). Experience with Google Sheets is an asset but not required.

Soft Skills- Great candidates for this role will be analytical, able to seek out and put in place process improvements, and eager to provide great internal service to their colleagues throughout the company. A teamwork attitude and people-oriented mentality is crucial for success in this role.  


The company is headquartered in Greater Vancouver, and they also have operations in a few other countries. The Payroll & Benefits Administrator must be based in or close to Greater Vancouver, and able to get to the office on a flexible hybrid schedule- please discuss with SWIM.

How Much:

During the contract portion, SWIM will be paying the Payroll professional an hourly rate commensurate with experience, skills, and education- likely in the range of $25.00 to $35.00 an hour. If/when this role converts to permanent, the salary will be in the range of $60,000 to $75,000, plus this company also provides an RRSP match, excellent health benefits, and a good amount of paid time off! Please discuss your total compensation expectations with SWIM.

When & How to Apply:

Swim Recruiting will be presenting shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring Director of Finance review. This search is moving quickly so please don’t hesitate to apply if you are qualified and interested in hearing more about the company.  If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. Thanks!

About Swim Recruiting

SWIM provides Permanent and Contract Recruitment Services in a variety of specializations and industries. Our well established client network includes small businesses right through to large global corporations.

Application closing date is 2024-06-10

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