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Payroll Tax Specialist

Job Number:  57690
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna IT Canada – Aurora East
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9 Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Group Description

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary

The North America Payroll Tax Specialist will be responsible for the processing of USA and Canada garnishments, monthly reconciliations, quarterly and annual payroll tax filings and tax amendments and other payroll initiatives such as year-end, audit, and compliance activities, project support, and process documentation. 

Key Responsibilities


NA Payroll Project Responsibilities 
•    Drive completion of configuration workbooks throughout Ceridian Dayforce Implementation by liaising with Magna Divisions to understand their roadblocks, configuration requirements, and ensure best practices are followed meeting Division needs and compliance requirements for payroll processing 


Payroll Responsibilities
•    Audit and manage US and CAN national payroll reports, ensuring wage and tax accuracy
•    Track and manage employee tax updates and W-2c amendments
•    Primarily responsible for expatriate or commuter payroll
•    First point of contact for expat appointments, bonus and tax balance adjustments in partnership with external partner
•    Act as designated backup for assigned Canada and US union payroll on a weekly and bi-weekly basis.
•    Maintain accurate and up-to-date payroll records
•    Lead full cycle year end activities, support team members by running reports for reconciling and completing T4s and W2s, and ensuring they are distributed accurately and on time
•    Accountable for leading monthly, quarterly and annual reporting as required by various internal stakeholders such as Finance and Operations
•    Work with internal stakeholders to develop/document/improve payroll processes as needed and maintain process changes
•    Manage statutory reporting requirements 
•    Accountable for maintaining payroll general ledger account structure, advising payroll team on accounting treatment for complex payroll transactions in collaboration with Finance
•    Audit payroll master data, calendars, earnings and deduction codes, GL as required
•    Maintain complete and accurate Division notes and processing instructions (run books) for assigned payrolls 


General Responsibilities
•    Support questions received in a manner that ensures payroll processing and employee satisfaction
•    Participate in systems implementations related to payroll by defining requirements, participate in preparing test plans, and documenting test results
•    Document and maintain processing instructions, SOPs, and prepare checklists for the payroll system and business processes, including training material

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    At least 5 years processing large scale US and Canada payroll (at least 2500 employees)
•    Expatriate/commuter payroll exposure
•    Experience leading a team in any environment is an asset
•    Active FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification or CPP (Certified Payroll Professional designation required – American Payroll Association 


•    Strong planning and organizational skills to meet deadlines with proven ability to manage competing priorities
•    Maintain sensitive and highly confidential information
•    Detail oriented with a superior track record of achieving high quality results
•    Advanced Excel skills for reporting, metrics, and data validation
•    Ability to foster effective working relationships at all levels internally and with external partners
•    Experience leading a team through transition and efficiency processes 

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

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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