Payroll Specialist

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
TO Live
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Human Resources
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-03-082019-03-22

Employment Opportunity

Payroll Specialist

TO Live

Toronto, Canada

Reporting to TO Live’s Director of Finance, the Payroll Specialist will be responsible for processing payroll payments to all full and part time employees, supplementary remittances, and assisting with the administration of TO Live’s benefit programs.



  • Verify and summarize source payroll data (timesheets & timecards) for input into payroll system.
  • Assist with the maintenance of all full time and part time employee files.
  • Assist with the administration of new hires and terminations.
  • Prepare and file payroll reports and forms as required for government employment programs (Employment Insurance (EI), Record of Employment (ROE), EI request for Payroll information on employees, CPP).
  • Prepare other statutory and contractual reports and remittances for payment in accordance with required deadlines.
  • Keep apprised of current payroll practices and legislated standards.


  • Assist with the coordination of the group benefit program, union benefit programs, and the pension plan for all eligible employees.
  • Assist with communication between relevant agencies and employees on benefit inquiries.
  • Keep apprised of current statutory program and benefit rates changes, union benefit rates, OMERS contribution rates, and City Manulife insurance premium rates and other plan changes.

Accounting & Administrative

  • Prepare payroll accounting journal entry for entry to the General Ledger.
  • Analyze and reconcile payroll balance sheet accounts on a regular basis.
  • Prepare and distributes T4 information slips for year end.
  • Reconciliation of the payroll register to the general ledger.


  • Act as backup to other payroll staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and/or VP of Finance & Administration.


  • Canadian Payroll Association certification and/or five to seven years of payroll and benefits processing, in a non-unionized and unionized environment.
  • Sound knowledge of payroll administration principles and practices.
  • Sound knowledge of a payroll input software.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite productivity applications.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Sound knowledge of employment legislation and government benefits.


  • Flexibility in hours and schedules and include work on nights and weekends as required.
  • Lack of natural light in workplace.
  • Occasional objectionable odours in workplace.
  • Travel between TO Live venues as required.


Previously known as Civic Theatres Toronto, TO Live is one of the city's largest multi-arts organizations, operating three iconic venues and presenting a full range of performing arts, theatrical and concert events in both downtown and uptown Toronto at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. With two hubs of creativity and content creation in both downtown and uptown Toronto, TO Live has a unique place and perspective in Toronto. The mission of TO Live is to activate creative spaces by inspiring local and international artists, connect audiences and to be the nexus for new ideas, elevate artistic potential, and be the catalyst for creative expression that is reflective of Toronto's diversity.


Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume for confidential consideration to  Please include “Payroll Specialist” in the subject line. 

No phone calls please. 

TO Live thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

TO Live is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.  

TO Live is committed to building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Date Posted:               March 8, 2019

Application Deadline:  March 22, 2019

Start Date:                     ASAP