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Manager, Payroll


Oakville, ON, CANADA | GTA, ON, CANADA | Mississauga, ON, CANADA | Brampton, ON, CANADA
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Sheridan College is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions dedicated to the provision of outstanding academic programs and the support of student and graduate success. We deliver an exceptional educational experience in an environment renowned for innovation and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year degrees in the arts, business, community service and technology fields. Sheridan serves 18,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.

Sheridan employees will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous vacation entitlement
  • Excellent benefits package with Sun Life
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee assistance programs
  • On-site fitness facilities include: weight rooms, cardio rooms, and squash courts, as well as karate, yoga, pilates, rock climbing and other instructional activities.

In addition, we offer professional development opportunities to promote career development and success in the workplace, including:

  • Professional Development funding
  • Reduced fees for Continuing Education courses
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities. To request any accommodations you may require to participate in the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), contact to discuss your needs.


Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services 



Reporting to the Associate Director, Accounting Service, the Manager, Payroll is responsible for managing the operational requirements of payroll’s production environment. This involves preparation and analysis of accurate and timely reporting of employee information, costs, statement of earnings, and remittances. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring all financial controls are in place including account reconciliations, audits and calendar and fiscal year end activities. The Manager, Payroll provides leadership to the Payroll team including: recruiting, coaching, developing, motivating, evaluating and succession planning of Payroll staff and provides backup to team members.



Specific responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the daily management of functions for the Payroll by ensuring optimal utilization of human, fiscal, and physical resources by revising existing procedures or implementing new procedures;
  • Co-ordinating the effective and timely preparation of all payrolls which includes the proper administration and calculation of all deductions; 
  • Maintaining in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of income tax regulations affecting college staff advising staff on retiring allowances, retirement savings plan rollovers, and other regulatory tax implications;
  • Providing guidance on Payroll related matters to internal Payroll staff, HR staff, and college wide managers and employees involved in the preparation and submission of payroll forms and supporting documentation;
  • Acting as the payroll subject expert for the department and acting as point of escalation for Payroll inquiries and complaints;
  • Ensuring compliance with Collective Agreements, Canada Revenue Agency and applicable government policies, guidelines and legislation, Pension Plan requirements and preparing month-end and year-end account reconciliations;
  • Tailoring the HRIS to meet Sheridan’s needs and creating ad hoc reports as needed to provide information and complete data analysis;
  • Working with Manager, Compensation and HRIS regarding any compensation issues, tax upgrades, patches, earnings or TRC (time reporting code) setups;
  • Providing leadership and direction to Payroll team and optimizing staff performance and building professional capacity through effective recruiting, selection, development, mentoring/coaching, workflow/goal setting and ongong performance management and evaluation;
  • Participating in fiscal year-end analysis and reconciliations and dealing with external auditors to provide substance and clarity to decisions made by the College regarding accounts and statements within his/her jurisdiction; 
  • Building best practices and improving methods, operating or administrative procedures in order to improve productivity or accuracy;
  • Other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will possess a 4 year degree/diploma in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field, having completed advanced accounting courses and completion of the Canadian Payroll Manager certification is desired. The incumbent will have at least 5 years of progressive accounting experience including prior leadership of a Payroll or other accounting process (or a combination of relevant education and experience). Enrolment in a professional accounting designation program or completion of an accounting designation is preferred: CPA (CA or CMA) or CGA. The candidate must be proficient with PeopleSoft HR/Payroll/Time and Labour modules and have advanced knowledge of Excel (including creating and modifying complex macros). The incumbent will possess in-depth and up to date knowledge of accounting principles, Canada Revenue Agency regulations, Employment Standards, Income Tax, Canada Pension and Employment Insurance, Pension, and Ministry, Collective Agreements. The successful candidate will possess excellent skills in financial analysis, reconciling accounts, conflict resolution, and leadership. The successful candidate must also have well-developed problem solving skills in order to identify, determine, and select appropriate action. Good planning and organizational skills to be able to multi-task while prioritizing various accountabilities and meet deadlines are required. Excellent communication, presentation, and customer service skills are essential.



Appointment Details:
Employee Group: Administrative
School/Department: Finance
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 13/A/48
Payband: NM
Target Hiring Range: $84,823.20 - $90,124.65
Salary Range: $84,823.20 - $106,029.00

Application Details: Posting revised due to change in title.  Initial screening to take place March 6, 2014.
Application Deadline: Open until filled



Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services 

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