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Payroll Analyst, GL Accounting

Job Number:  66414
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna IT Canada – Aurora East
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9

Work Style:  Hybrid

About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company built to innovate, with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team. With 65+ years of expertise, our ecosystem of interconnected products combined with our complete vehicle expertise uniquely positions us to advance mobility in an expanded transportation landscape.


About the Role

We are seeking a detail-oriented Payroll Analyst with a strong background in General Ledger (GL) and accounting practices. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with Ceridian Dayforce and be adept at managing payroll accounting and reconciliation processes.

Your Responsibilities


Payroll Processing and Accounting:
o    Oversee the processing of payroll transactions in Ceridian Dayforce.
o    Ensure accurate GL postings related to payroll and resolve discrepancies.
o    Prepare payroll-related journal entries and assist with month-end close activities.

Data Analysis and Reporting:
o    Analyze payroll data for accuracy and completeness.
o    Generate reports for management review, including variance analysis and payroll summaries.
o    Support internal and external audits by providing necessary payroll data and documentation.

Compliance and Reconciliation:
o    Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local payroll tax laws and regulations.
o    Reconcile payroll accounts and ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded.
o    Work closely with the accounting team to integrate payroll data with financial systems.

System Management:
o    Utilize Ceridian Dayforce for all payroll-related activities.
o    Collaborate with IT and HR to enhance payroll system functionalities and efficiencies.
o    Participate in system upgrades and testing to ensure continuous improvement.


Who we are looking for

•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
•    Minimum of 3 years of experience in payroll processing and accounting.
•    Proficiency in Ceridian Dayforce and knowledge of payroll best practices.
•    Strong understanding of General Ledger accounting and financial reporting.
•    Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
•    Strong Microsoft Excel skills. 


Your preferred qualifications

•    Experience working the manufacturing sector preferred. 

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

A detailed overview of our benefits will be provided during the recruitment phase. 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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