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Manager, Payroll and Total Rewards Operations

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Position Summary

At Samsung Electronics Canada, we take pride in the creativity and diversity of our talented people – they are at the forefront of everything we do. Their skillset and mindset drive our continued success. We want the best of the best at Samsung to join our team, not just those who fit into our Culture but those who will ADD to our Culture and make Samsung an even better place to work.

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If you want to work for one of the most recognized brands in the world and one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada...and have a ton of fun…. then please keep reading!

Our Perks:
• Fantastic employee discount on all Samsung products
• Competitive Salary and Performance based incentive plan for all levels
• Employer paid Medical and Dental coverage from day one
• Group RRSP plan that helps you save for the future
• Free on-site gym to get your sweat on
• Subsidized Cafeteria; including free Starbucks coffee/latte machine
• 4-day in-office work schedule Monday through Thursday – with Friday remaining a flex day to work from home
• Tuition Reimbursement to keep you learning/Access of Samsung U for 24/7 online learning
• Employee Referral program- we want great talent like you!
• Virtual Pet Care-to ensure the well-being and health of your beloved furry companions!
• Additional Well Being Days for better work life-balance!

This position is responsible for working with the Shared Services Center and our payroll vendor Ultimate for all Samsung Canada entities and is a key member of the People team. The role is an individual contributor responsible for ensuring the delivery of best in class payroll practices, policies and process and will be the subject matter expert for Canadian payroll. Responsibilities include due diligence and oversight of the payroll processing via Ultimate system for over 800 salaried employees.

Incumbent will be a payroll expert and have a strong understanding of payroll practices, legislations, payroll related regulatory and compliance requirements, payroll reporting and analysis and statutory filings. Keeping abreast of all relevant legislation, compliance requirements and industry best practices is key to the success of this position.

The incumbent will also provide support for the benefit and savings programs including health and welfare programs, STD, LTD, Flexible Benefit Plans and RRSP/DPSP/TFS/NRSP as well as special projects as assigned.

Role and Responsibilities

Payroll operations – 85%

  • Prepare payroll and information for transmission to the Shared Services Center and Ultimate for timely and accurate processing of local and expatriate employees pay. Maintain payroll and related documentation and information and produce a Payroll Summary each payroll cycle
  • Adhere to all timelines as outlined for the payroll processes
  • Reconcile all payroll account balances each pay prior to payment and submission, ensuring data integrity, accuracy of information and reconciliation of data across systems (payroll and taxable benefits)
  • Accountable for the thorough checking and review ensuring all changes/adjustments/taxable benefits for the pay are individually validated before the go ahead to close. This includes pulling reports, conducting variance analysis, reviewing reasonableness pay over pay at both the employee and pay code level
  • Review for non-exempt employees with exceptional hours is in compliance with employment standards
  • Compile overtime/standby/call-in analysis reports and communicate with managers
  • Continue to automate calculations and uploads to improve efficiency (Incentive upload, benefit premium calculations, DPSP match, etc.)
  • Remit monthly payments for Employer Health Tax, Worker’s Compensation, and other statutory payments in a timely fashion
  • Reconcile Tax forms, WSIB and Employer Health Tax Reports. Produce T2200 for all eligible employees annually
  • Manage various internal and external audits by proactively compiling complete binder of required data and providing answers to meet auditor’s satisfaction
  • Point of contact for various external partners to ensure data accuracy and Samsung Canada compliance (i.e. CRA, Revenue Quebec, KPMG, Provincial Health, WSIB, CNEST, Service Canada, Service Ontario, etc.)
  • Knowledge of full cycle of financial accounting, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting, business performance analysis, financial budgeting, and information systems
  • Prepare year-end reports and documentation as required by both company management and government agencies
  • Liaise between People Team and Accounting departments regarding payroll
  • Manage payroll on boarding and off boarding for expatriates in conjunction with HRBP’s to ensure smooth transition and acclimatization to Canada (i.e. coordinate tax consult with KPMG)
  • Coordinate with CFO on international tax equalization net to gross calculation for expatriates and Canadian salary, bonuses, housing, etc.)
  • Payroll lead for global mobility (i.e. liaise with NAHQ, KPMG, Ultimate to establish split payroll functionality. Responding to routine benefit and payroll inquiries from staff as SME and research tax queries upon request
  • Keep abreast of Payroll legislative changes / trends and ensure Samsung Canada maintains compliant and current with best practices
  • Document all Payroll / Benefits / Savings programs processes and keep current at all times
  • Special projects, as assigned

Pension and Benefits – 15%

  • Administer and maintain benefits through provider and conduct on-boarding communication workshop to new hires
  • Ensure all new hires are accurately setup for benefits and process benefits continuance for involuntary terminations
  • Answer general employee questions and troubleshoot issues (i.e. enrollment, claims issues)
  • Acts as liaison with benefits and pension providers, various other vendors regarding administrative issues and other related benefit and pension inquiries
  • Collect and analyze pension and benefit data for year-end projects, audits and annual renewals
  • Manage related systems issues, upgrades and enhancements and work towards resolution
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned

Skills and Qualifications


  • CPM (Canadian Payroll Manager or Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification) required


  • Highly proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other office products.
  • Accounting, GL, SAP knowledge is preferred
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills to deal professionally with both internal and external parties
  • Knowledge of UKG Payroll, Workday and UKG Dimensions Pro preferred


  • Minimum 7-10 years of payroll experience preferred with 3-5 years in employee benefits and pensions
  • Customer service oriented, sensitive to customer issues and understand the importance of diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Ultimate Experience is a definite asset
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills in dealing proactively with all levels of internal and external management, vendor, or agency personnel. This includes a high degree of sensitivity and change management abilities to intercultural personal and corporate dynamics
  • Proactive, highly integrated involvement in managing priorities and competing demands
  • Strong ability to juggle multiple assignments at once
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Comfort with ambiguity and shifting priorities
  • Unimpeachable judgment and discretion in handling confidential information
  • Proactive approach to daily work and projects

Samsung is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Samsung has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for job applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Assessment and selection materials and procedures can be made available in accessible formats and methods as appropriate. If you require a specific accommodation because of disability or medical need, please let us know when selected to take part in our recruitment process so that reasonable arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place as you move through our process.

We thank you for your interest in working for Samsung. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




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