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Payroll Analyst

locationMississauga, ON, Canada
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
ExpiresExpires: Expiring in 1 month
Human Resources / HR
Full time

As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Lafarge is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are becoming a net-zero company, with our people and communities at the heart of our success. We are driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. It’s all thanks to our 7,000 talented people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

Lafarge people are passionate about finding better ways to build. They embrace innovation and improvement with a pioneering spirit. They work as trusted partners, creating better solutions and experiences for their customers, communities, and colleagues.

Position Summary
The Payroll Analyst is a key member of the System and Process team for North America, responsible for payroll and time evaluation analysis, along with adherence to collective agreements and legislation. 

Key Responsibilities          

  • Assist with data conversions, field mapping,and  translations/transformation logic
  • Experience in time manage the deliverables of functional team to meet engagement objectives and UAT time lines
  • Build and maintain relationships with key executives, HR and business personnel.
  • Operate as subject matter expert SME and a network of professional organizations or affiliations
  • Understand configuration requirements to meet customer needs while providing best-practice guidance on customer processes
  • Actively participate in design workshops with the team and business.
  • Maintain currency with legislative changes of US and Canadian payroll to ensure the payroll system is up to date with those changes. 
  • Validate the integrity of payroll data and all the steps of the year-end process.
  • Single point of contact (SPOC) for Pay Agents, HR Administrators, HR Coordinators, and People Data Specialists supporting the following:
    • Data clean up / Data integrity MCS 25.5 (SAP AND SF)
    • Training - when processes change, new modules open, onboarding new payroll folks, etc.
  • Liaison with ABS SuccessFactors Helpdesk
  • Support safety culture of Lafarge by adhering to safety policies, taking ownership for ensuring a safe workplace, ensuring departmental representation on the Health & Safety Committee, and demonstrating support to organizational safety initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with highly sensitive information and adhere to data privacy and internal compliance requirements
  • Participate in complex payroll support functions - calculate, review, verify and post a variety of complex payroll data such as gross pay, retirement, contract adjustments, retroactive payments, hours, tax information and leave; balance.
  • Timely resolution of escalated and/or sensitive employee issues
  • Support the payroll system testing including testing of any upgrades and critical year-end activities
  • Act as key internal control providing reasonable assurance of effective and efficient operations, including actions to prevent and detect fraud and protect Company resources.

Relationships with Other Jobs

  • Country and Central HR Team
  • Labor Relations Team
  • All Lafarge employees and retirees

Qualification Profile


  • Undergraduate or College degree in Business, HR or related field, or equivalent experience
  • APA/CPA certification preferred

Work Experience:

  • Strong preference given to bilingualism, French and English
  • Three  years experience in a large scale organization supporting Payroll and Benefit Administration 
  • Experience in a multi-union & multi-province (CAN) or multi-union & multi-state (US) organization
  • Strong understanding of payroll legislation, collective agreements, company policies and payroll accounting
  • Through knowledge and experience of payroll calculation including garnishments, third party vendor calculations, off-cycle payroll calculation, process models etc.
  • SAP experience would be considered an asset
  • Experience with master data management and payroll processing

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of SuccessFactor HRIS and SAP payroll system
  • Excellent computer skills such as Microsoft Excel and Access and/or Google Suite
  • Excellent communication skills to articulate problem scenarios and potential solutions
  • Competency in payroll processing activities with a desire and the ability to learn US and Canadian Payroll
  • Customer focused approach with excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good understanding of governmental legislation related to Human Resources and/or Payroll
  • Comfortable with determining payroll calculations
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Job Specific Competency Profile: 

  • Customer Focus
  • Action Oriented
  • Personal Learning
  • Functional/Technical Skills    
  • Time Management
  • Listening
  • Peer Relationship
  • Compassion 

We thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

At Lafarge, there is endless opportunity for you to play your part. Whether you’re in a technical, managerial, or frontline role, you can shape a career that works for you. With us you’ll have the chance to embrace the passion we share for our planet. You’ll be encouraged to seek out diverse perspectives, share your ideas and build the skills and connections you need to perform at your best. Because it’s only when we work together in a culture where everyone thrives, that we can build the world we all want to live in.

Required education level

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Professional Designation
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