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Payroll Administrator (Part-Time)

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms, has an immediate opening for a part-time Payroll Administrator to join the Finance department in the Toronto office.
Reporting to the Payroll Manager, the Payroll Administrator will play a key role in preparing and reviewing payrolls and verifying the integrity of the payroll system on a global level.
Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with preparing and reviewing Firm payrolls using UKG Kronos (formerly, Ultimate Software) applying knowledge of multiprovincial labour standards

  • Verifying the integrity of the payroll, including ensuring the accuracy of payroll input and verifying output against various reports

  • Running imports into payroll software and balancing

  • Inputting payroll-related information into UKG (direct deposits and exception pay details)

  • Assisting with processing U.K. and U.S. payrolls for staff on a biweekly and monthly basis

  • Finalizing payroll processes after balancing and loading direct deposits

  • Issuing and verifying manual cheques when required

  • Preparing Canada Customs and Revenue Agency payments

  • Reconciling and remitting payment for EHT monthly

  • Completing records of employment

  • Preparing reports for client charges

  • Completing monthly journal entries

  • Responding to employee inquiries

  • Assisting with annual compensation

  • Assisting with pension and RRSP contributions

  • Calculating termination/severance payments as required, keeping in mind legislative requirements



  • Diploma in payroll, accounting or business-related field is preferred

  • Minimum of three years of payroll experience is required; legal institution experience would be an asset

  • Certified (or in the process of being certified) by National Payroll Institute (formerly, Canadian Payroll Association) as a CPP is preferred


  • Strong attention to detail while in a high-volume and deadline-driven environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and respond to ad hoc questions and interruptions while meeting deadlines

  • Must have ability to maintain confidentiality and practice discretion in interactions and dealings with others

  • Works well both independently and collaboratively with internal clients

  • Strong computer skills – MS Windows, Excel and Word

  • Ability to handle complex problems and sensitive issues across all offices, such as new hire/termination requirements, special payments and discussions with staff regarding understanding their pay

  • Willingness to research issues that arise, such as adjustments to pays, pension contribution and taxable benefits

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your application along with a cover letter and résumé directly to our application portal.
Blakes wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Who We Are
At Blakes, we care about our people. We are committed to providing exceptional experiences for not only our clients, but also our employees by fostering an open and inclusive workplace culture. As a winner of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Greater Toronto’s Top Employers awards, we understand the importance of fostering an environment that brings out the best in each person. Our success as a firm starts with the hiring, development and retention of top talent.
Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities and cultures.
The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities and in respect of other protected grounds during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.