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Payroll Assistant

The Daniels Corporation
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

Job Details

Payroll Assistant

At Daniels, you will work with passionate leaders across the real estate development process to make purposeful change and bring communities to life. 

The Daniels Corporation builds with a passion for creating vibrant communities in every sense of the word. Daniels looks beyond the bricks and mortar, including social, cultural and economic infrastructures that will create a unique sense of place. This commitment has been an integral part of Daniels’ corporate philosophy for over 39 years. Daniels has built more than 39,000 award-winning homes and apartments, master-planned mixed-use communities, and commercial and retail spaces, and has earned its standing as one of Canada’s largest and preeminent builder/developers.


We stand behind what we build, and we make it last. By approaching what we do with the highest standards, we create exceptional homes and resilient communities.


By putting people first, we build strong and diverse communities in which we can all reach our full potential together.


Daniels makes positive change possible. Our sustainable practices and long-term thinking drive us to build a healthy future for all.


We go above and beyond, because our passion pushes us to take action. At Daniels, you will love what you do so people can love where they live. 

The Daniels Corporation is actively searching for a Payroll Assistant to join the People and Culture team in the Toronto office.  Reporting to the Senior Payroll Accountant, the Payroll Assistant will be assisting with day-to-day payroll tasks.  The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, and be familiar with payroll legislation and practices.


  • Perform data entry using Excel spreadsheet or database commands and formats material as required
  • Review discrepancies in data received, requests clarification or advises direct manager of issues related to data and performs data verification routines in accordance with company procedures
  • Payroll and personnel administration documents' flow management
  • Enter and update data in payroll system (ADP Workforce Now)
  • Prepare documents regarding employees' life cycle
  • Follow up with people managers on outstanding employees' time sheets 
  • Ensure all data is delivered and process is run in accordance with set deadlines
  • Handle highly sensitive data with confidentiality and integrity
  • Scanning documents for electronic file keeping 
  • General administrative duties: maintaining filing systems, banking, photocopying, and arranging couriers
  • Mail out year end documents as required (e.g. T4s)
  • Track employee benefit eligibility and send benefit enrollment forms
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects or analysis as required
  • Reception coverage


  • Current student or recent graduate of a payroll or accounting program
  • Working knowledge of payroll legislation, accounting practices and principles, and compliance
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, knowledge of formulas an asset
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now an asset
  • Knowledge of labour union collective agreements an asset
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team player

If you are interested in this position, or know of someone who is interested, please forward your resume to Denise Plamenco, Manager, People and Culture, at by August 31st, 2023.


As an employer committed to employment equity and accessibility for persons with disabilities, we encourage applications from members of equity-deserving communities including women, BIPOC/racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. We encourage members of all equity-deserving groups to self-identify within their cover letter should they wish to do so. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be kept strictly confidential.  Disclosure and/or self- identification with an equity-deserving group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Building homes for everyone has been instilled in each Daniels team member by our company founder and Chairman Emeritus, John H. Daniels. In a career that has spanned nearly seven decades, Mr. Daniels has left an indelible mark on the quality of the places in which people live, work, play, create, and shop.

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