Payroll Specialist

Date: Nov 8, 2023

Location: Laval, QC, CA, H7P 5P9

Company: Sonepar

About Us:

Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 114 locations with coverage in all 9 provinces.


We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. The Sonepar Group is present in more than 40 countries with over 45,000 employees. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 110 locations with coverage in 9 provinces.

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What’s In It For You?

  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.
  • A chance to get involved in the forever growing electrical industry.
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.
  • An opportunity for career development across many business departments within our organization.


Reporting to the Payroll & HRIS Manager, the Payroll Specialist (PS) is responsible for the accurate and timely execution of the full payroll cycle for all operating companies of Sonepar Canada. The PS is required to ensure that Sonepar Canada remains in compliance within all the provinces where we operate. A working knowledge of payroll legislation across various Canadian provinces is required. The PS is also accountable for data quality between the HRIS and Payroll database, as well as reporting monthly & quarterly KPI’s.


Major Responsibilities:


  • Prepare and execute full payroll cycle ensuring best practices are adhered to
  • Ensure payrolls for all hourly paid and salaried staff is processed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Reconcile and remit WCB/WSIB
  • Maintain records of all vacation entitlements and usage, outstanding lieu time and sick days taken within the payroll system
  • Prepare, calculate and import any required payroll adjustments
  • Process benefits, expenses, and allowances
  • Review associate records with supporting documentation for new hires, current associates and terminated associates
  • Prepare year-end employee tax slips and/or forms and submitting government filings to meet deadlines
  • Respond to employee inquiries for payroll issues or concerns
  • Identify any areas of improvement within the payroll process
  • Maintain confidential information by adhering to legal and ethical standards
  • Produce monthly and quarterly KPI’s for HR & Sr. Management
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Minimum 5-7 years of related experience within a complex payroll environment of 1000+ employees.
  • Bilingual – English & French - required.
  • Current Canadian Payroll Association certification (PCP or CPM) or equivalent work experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat with advanced Excel skills.
  • Excellent organization and mathematical skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of ADP, including Time & Attendance preferred.
  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of payroll.

Sonepar Canada is thankful for your interest, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.    

Sonepar is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes submissions from all candidates.


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