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Pay & Benefits Coordinator

Job type: Permanent Full Time

Paraza Pharma Inc.

Paraza Pharma, Inc. is a fast-growing pharmaceutical research company offering a dynamic and collaborative work environment where scientific excellence, innovation and creativity are at the forefront. Here, diversity, new points of view and a creative spirit are valued and considered as real assets. We provide our employees with ongoing support, training and development opportunities to expand their horizons while contributing to our shared passion for Drug Discovery.

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice-President, Human Resources & Talent Management, the Pay & Benefits Coordinator will be responsible for administering payroll and benefits and assisting with other human resources activities.



  • Process, check and administer every aspect of payroll for a staff of approximately 250 employees
  • Set up new employee records (required on a frequent basis) and manage employee payroll files
  • Handle employee enquiries, answer questions or direct them to the appropriate source of information; address and solve problems
  • Ensure uniformity and conformity of internal documents
  • Make optimal use of payroll and other human resources tools
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement practices (reporting, statistics, tracking and management tools, etc.)
  • Carry out other related tasks as required


  • Create and manage employee group insurance files
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the insurance broker and the insurance company
  • Help administer the group insurance plan and work with the insurance broker to carry out changes to the plan as required
  • Manage and track disability and maternity leave claims
  • Respond to employees’ enquiries with regards to group insurance


  • Monitor annual vacation allotments and regularly track the number of vacation and personal days earned and used
  • Respond to employees’ enquiries about vacation and personal leave
  • Follow-up as required with managers


  • Enrol new employees in the group RRSP
  • Manage RRSP files of former employees


  • Perform various monthly reconciliations
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, dissemination and application of human resources guidelines, procedures, and practices
  • Help the HR Department in coordinating onboarding and offboarding activities
  • Serve as a contact person for employees
  • Contribute to fostering a positive employee experience

Required Qualifications

  • College diploma (DCS/DEC) in accounting or another relevant field. Canadian Payroll Association certification
  • Five to seven years of payroll administration experience and in-depth knowledge of Canadian payroll rules and regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, with advanced Excel skills
  • Extensive knowledge of ADP Workforce Now payroll system
  • Knowledge of TeamPay, an asset
  • In-depth knowledge of Canadian payroll rules and regulations
  • Familiarity with year-end reporting (T4s, R1s, summaries, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the principles of payroll administration and tax legislation
  • Knowledge of labour standards legislation (Loi sur les normes du travail)
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with technological advancements
  • Ability to set and follow priorities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to adapt to a changing workload
  • Detail-oriented and deadline-driven
  • Ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive information and maintain a high degree of  privacy  and discretion in dealing with employees
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English

At Paraza Pharma Inc., you will enjoy an attractive compensation package, a safe and healthy work environment and a full range of health and lifestyle benefits.

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