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Payroll Team Lead
Keywords Studios
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Payroll Team Lead


Keywords Studios is a leading provider of technical and creative services to the global video games market. With offices in 70+ locations across 26 countries, our team of over 12,000 employees provides a wide range of services including art creation, audio production, localization, testing, and customer support. We are currently seeking a Payroll Team Lead to join our team.

The Payroll Team Lead plays a pivotal role in guiding and developing the payroll department. This position involves coaching team members, enhancing departmental efficiency, and ensuring the accurate and timely delivery of payroll services. The Team Lead will also assist in creating, implementing, and refining policies, business processes, and systems to optimize payroll operations.

Responsibilities and Main Tasks

  • Plan, organize, and monitor payroll processing functions.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve payroll issues related to compliance and system modifications.
  • Process bi-weekly payments for all employees and compile payroll data.
  • Ensure accurate and timely approval of staff hours and salary changes.
  • Maintain payroll data and files for compliance and auditing.
  • Develop and document internal procedures for implementing changes.
  • Provide accurate payroll data and ensure adherence to relevant laws and policies.
  • Prepare, compile, and review payroll reports.
  • Stay updated on payroll regulations and collaborate with other departments on policies.
  • Handle complex payroll issues and manage payroll-related projects.


  • Base salary starting from CAD 70,000, depending on experience
  • Extended Healthcare Plan
  • Group RRSP
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program

Keywords Studios is dedicated to following a well-established Equal Opportunities Policy. We endeavor to create a workplace, which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

Note to Recruitment Agencies

Please be advised that Keywords Studios does not consider unsolicited resumes, or any form of contact initiated by unauthorized third parties, including recruitment or placement agencies, unless a pre-existing, valid agreement is in place. Any fees incurred by unauthorized third parties will not be compensated by Keywords Studios. 

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Experience & Requirements

  • 2+ years of payroll-related experience as a team leader
  • Experience processing payroll for mid to large sized companies – including both salaried and hourly employees
  • University degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience/training
  • Fluent in French and English (written and spoken) -support all employees throughout Canada
  • Advanced Excel skills for data analysis and validation
  • Knowledge of software packages – Nethris, Netsuite, Workday, ADP
  • Ability to motivate teams
  • Professional attitude and strong customer service focus
  • Energy, precision and analytical rigor
  • Good planning and organizing, problem-solving analysis and decision-making skills
  • Ability to evaluate, recommend, and implement improvements to payroll processing and other routine tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • CPM Certification an asset
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