Payroll Accountant

Big Freight Systems

About Us

Big Freight Systems Inc. is a leading Canadian asset-based trucking and Freight Management company with 7 decades of experience providing Supply Chain Solutions. Big Freight Systems Inc. specializes in Asset Based Freight Management, Logistics, Fleet Maintenance and Warehousing.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Payroll Accountant will primarily be responsible for performing all aspects of payroll administration for the organization. This includes reviewing, and processing payroll on time, accurately and in compliance with government regulations. They will manage expenses processed through corporate credit cards and expense reports, prepare payroll-related analysis and account reconciliations, and provide reporting for both internal and external stakeholders as needed. This position is an opportunity for career growth with a dedicated and passionate team located at our Steinbach, Manitoba headquarters.

Key Responsibilities

· Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes in pay rates

· Verifies and ensures payroll information is accurate in accordance with appropriate contracts

· Ensures accurately processing of payroll cycles in compliance with legislative requirements

· Ensures accurate and timely processing of WCB premium remittances and reconciliations

· Ensures accurate processing and remittances of all government statutory deductions

· Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions, including monthly payroll account reconciliation

· Ensures compliance with Federal and Provincial regulations and guidelines

· Responsible for providing payroll reports and related information to internal and external stakeholders

· Supports company group benefits related administration and employee deductions

· Handle all driver and office staff inquiries with professionalism and confidentiality, ensuring that each employee understands their payroll statement and or any payroll related questions

· Supports driver onboarding process by collecting pertinent payroll information, and ensuring drivers understand the payroll processes

· Assist Human Resources in their roles and responsibilities

· Entering and processing Carrier paperwork and payments

· Other duties as assigned

Education and Training

Incumbent should possess a bachelor’s degree ideally in accounting, finance or other related field. Preference would be given to individuals working towards the Payroll Compliance Professional (PCP) Designation. They should have 3+ years’ experience in a similar role with experience in all payroll functions. A combination of related work experience and education may be considered. Working knowledge of payroll tax along with in depth knowledge and experience with complex payroll calculations and processing is appreciated. The successful candidate should possess proficiency with relevant accounting software (Great Plains) and have excellent computer knowledge and experience specifically with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Any experience with TMW or MacLeod software is an asset, but not required.

Skill and Competency Requirements

The core competencies required for this position include analytical skills, a very high attention to detail and numerical accuracy, and a proven ability to work in complex spreadsheets. The ability to set priorities and juggle several projects concurrently.

The technical competencies require a high degree of attention to numerical detail and accuracy, strong proofing and editing skills, results orientated, the ability to meet stringent deadlines and time management skills. Examples of both core and technical competencies are listed but not limited to:

· Ability to maintain confidentiality and extreme discretion

· Strong customer service focus

· Excellent written communication skills, such as preparing employee emails and memos, management reports, policies, and procedures in correspondence with various levels of government

· Excellent verbal communication skills, to be able to respond to internal and external stakeholder inquiries

· Problem solving, decision-making and organizational skills

· Able to work under the pressure of absolute deadlines

· Able to recognize problems quickly and apply sound solutions

· Able to remain objective and maintain a factual perspective when dealing with questions and inquiries

· Ability to lead team members

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • STEINBACH, MB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location

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