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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
The Ballard Finance team has an opening for a Payroll & Benefits Specialist in a very complex and fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be meticulous and detail oriented and will handle full-cycle payroll and benefits processing for our Canadian, US and international operations. The position requires an observant personality with good problem-solving skills and a professional and customer service-oriented attitude. This role is extremely deadline driven and lies within the Finance Department with a great deal of accounting responsibilities; therefore, strong accounting and time management skills will round out the successful candidate.

  • Oversee daily operational activities relating to the bi-weekly payroll and benefits of approximately 1000 employees across multiple companies in Canada, US & abroad (expats)
  • Prepare monthly and adhoc journal entries; reconcile payroll and benefits related general ledger accounts
  • Prepare a variety of reports and remittances for government agencies (i.e. CRA, WCB)
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, board members and external agencies
  • Administer the group RRSP plan
  • Administer 401(K) plan, remittances, reconciliations
  • Develop and maintain internal systems and related controls, with respect to Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)
  • Assist on special projects as they relate to the payroll/benefits functions


The ideal candidate must be a team player with the ability to work independently, flexible and able to adapt quickly and under pressure in this dynamic, ever-changing environment, without sacrificing quality or accuracy.
  • Minimum 3 years full-cycle Canadian Payroll Experience; experience with ADP Workforce Now and ADP PCPW
  • Meticulous and detail oriented; must have excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills, and the ability to multi-task
  • Experience in Accounting/Finance, including GL account reconciliations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) with all audiences, with a proven ability to handle internal and external customers and questions kindly and effectively
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with US Payroll, Benefits, 401k
  • Canadian Payroll Association certification
  • Advanced knowledge of Employment Standards Act and Canada Revenue Agency Taxation Rules
  • Experience with Oracle or other ERP system an asset
  • International relocation experience an asset
  • Employee Share Ownership Program administration experience an asset

Ballard Power Systems, Inc. is a global leader in fuel cell technology, providing clean energy fuel cell products that enable optimized power systems for a range of applications. Ballard is an international public company traded on both the NASDAQ and TSX.

This position will report to the Manager, Payroll & Benefits and will be located in the Burnaby head office.

Our Values

Listen & Deliver | Quality. Always. | Inspire Excellent | Row Together | Own It

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.
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